Psychological Support Program

The implications on the life of individuals and couples who embark on fertility treatment are several and vary from dealing with challenging emotions to relationship difficult and health concerns. Depending on the chosen method of fertility treatment and the stage of treatment, treatment can be quite challenging both physically and psychologically. Hormone therapy for instance can affect mental health and in turn behaviour. Stress levels during this treatment period are bound to be up and therefore emotional balance could be disturbed. Individual psychological counselling may be necessary in order to process different negative emotions and come to terms with the demands of what is involved in fertility treatment. More often than not, psychological counselling is recommended before, during and after fertility treatment.

Whenever you need support, our experienced Counselling Psychologists are available and here to help, providing specialist and confidential services including:

  • pre-treatment counseling
  • one-to-one supportive counselling
  • couples counseling
  • support groups (single mothers, egg donors, couples)
  • seminars and workshops

Individuals and couples preparing for IVF are encouraged to use their free half-hour session. The sessions aims at:

  • preparing you for the in vitro process by exploring related implications
  • dealing with emotional impact of the treatment
  • discuss relationship issues that may surface due to the treatment or that may have a negative impact on your treatment
  • coping with unsuccessful treatment attempts
  • exploring the possibility of pregnancy loss

As a patient, you can access our psychological counselling services at any time during your treatment. Further sessions with our Psychologists aim at:

  • enhancing your communication skills with family and significant others
  • dealing with expectations and reactions of others
  • working on relationship issues that may surface due to the treatment or that may have a negative impact on your treatment
  • supporting you psychologically during diagnosis and fertility treatment
  • providing you anxiety management related to pregnancy and parenthood preparations

Furthermore, at Assisting Nature, our clients can benefit greatly from psychological seminars and workshops offered here at a regular basis. These seminars and workshops aim at:

  • dealing with the infertility experience which can be heart breaking
  • sharing your experience with other like-minded people and normalising your feelings of sadness, frustration, isolation and anger
  • managing emotional ups and downs due to uncertainty
  • boosting your self-esteem and maintaining a positive attitude
  • preparing prospective parents how to talk with children about their idiosyncratic fertility treatment
  • providing you valuable resources
  • empowering and supporting you

Please, contact our help desk for more information on our psychological services, to book an appointment with, or to secure a place for yourself or/and your partner at our next seminar.

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