Fertility Counselling
Discovering that you cannot have children as easily as others is one of the most painful things to come to terms with.

Difficulties in fertility can lead to feelings of sadness, frustration, anger and fear in both men and women.

Fertility counselling is readily available in most countries and is carried out by trained counsellors who can help you to explore your feelings, make sense of what has happened to you and help you to look at all your available options.

Counselling can be helpful before you start fertility treatment to help you decide which treatment to proceed with or it can be a helpful way to obtain support during your treatment simply by talking to someone about how you feel.

Counselling can also help you make that all important decision about whether to try a particular treatment again or to look at alternative methods.

It can also help you to deal with feelings of sadness and loss following a miscarriage.

If you are undergoing IVF treatment at a licensed clinic then you may be offered counselling as part of this treatment (this is a requirement in the UK).

However, you may benefit from fertility counselling if you are experiencing:

  • Loss of interest in other activities replaced by a preoccupation with fertility
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Mood swings or prolonged episodes of depression
  • Extreme stress, anxiety and tearfulness
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harm
If you recognise one or more of the symptoms above or would like to talk to someone about the impact your fertility difficulties have had on you then you should consider obtaining fertility counselling.

Please see the list of counselling services in the PollenTree Directory under Fertility Counselling Services