Infertility is a widespread issue which can have a serious impact on an individual’s emotional wellbeing. There are a range of complex and painful emotions associated with infertility such as anger, guilt and despair.
Undergoing fertility treatments can also affect the relationship that you have with your partner. There may be disagreements on how to proceed, arguments over the financial aspects of procedures, as well as having to deal with continuous disappointments.
One of the principal aspects of dealing with fertility issues is managing the sometimes overwhelming feelings of loss and grief. It can be difficult to be happy for those around you who are pregnant or who have children, and people will often say the wrong thing when trying to comfort you.
Fertility counselling allows you to speak freely about how you are feeling in a non-judgemental environment. It can help you to make sense of your emotions and to develop coping strategies for the path ahead. There are many aspects to Fertility Counselling, the following are some of the ways in which it may be helpful to you.
Reducing feelings of isolation
Increasing your ability to make choices by exploring and clarifying thoughts and feelings
Providing a space to reflect upon the implications of a proposed course of action
Providing emotional support while undergoing treatment
Providing support in dealing with negative outcomes
Support coming to terms with not conceiving naturally
Support dealing with secondary infertility
Addressing the difficulties experienced in interpersonal relationships
Working towards acceptance
My name is Laura Bayoumi, I am a counsellor and Psychotherapist with a special interest in working with the emotional impact of infertility. I work from a humanistic and integrative approach. This means that I use a combination of humanistic, psychodynamic and solution focused therapies in order to cater to the unique needs of each individual. Fertility issues are complex and encompass a wide range of difficulties and emotional distress. The experience is never exactly the same for any two people and so my therapeutic approach reflects this.
Fertility Counselling will provide you with a safe space to explore your own personal experience, no matter what stage you are at in the journey towards parenthood. Counselling can help with managing the stresses associated with undergoing fertility treatments, such as dealing with possible negative outcomes and the impact that this has on your emotional wellbeing. Fertility counselling allows you to talk freely about how you are feeling in a non-judgemental environment, it can help you make sense of your emotions and develop ways of coping with the difficulties and decisions you are facing.
Call us now on 01 9629514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior therapists. Alternatively, you can visit our website Thetherapycentre.ie and fill out the contact form. We will contact you within 24 hours.