Fertility issues

The journey to parenthood can be an emotional rollercoaster that can induce a wide range of powerful thoughts, feelings and expectations. Unfortunately one in six people who try to conceive will experience some level of difficulty. For some, the situation will resolve itself over time, for others the journey can be more complicated. These experiences can be deeply unsettling and can propel us into dealing with emotions that are hard to manage either individually, or as a couple. Issues around fertility and conception can be extremely profound. For some the wish to conceive and have children is an overwhelming desire that can lie at the core of a person's sense of self. It may be a long held desire, an expression of your relationship, or a sense of your identity and of how you see yourself and your future. The ideas, thoughts and motivations that are provoked when things do not go as you may wish can impact in a way that leaves you with intense feelings. Each person is faced with a unique experience and it can be hard to share these deeply intimate and delicate emotions which in turn can sometimes leave you feeling isolated or on your own.

Therapy for Fertility Issues
Therapy provides a confidential, safe space and the chance to share the very profound thoughts and feeling that can be induced when dealing with questions around fertility. It is an opportunity to have some neutral space and time, and to be able to think in detail about your experience, and, the impact that this has had on you. The therapist will support you in thinking through your particular circumstances and how they may have affected you and your relationships. You will be helped to think about ways you can support and nurture yourself by drawing on available resources and, offer techniques for relaxation and stress reduction.

Benefits of Therapy for Fertility may include:
  • A sense of sharing and not being isolated
  • Relaxation and stress reduction techniques
  • Opportunity to think about your options
  • The chance to work as a couple or individually
  • Strengthening of relationships

Possible Issues
  • Isolation and sadness
  • Grief and loss
  • Feelings of anger and despair
  • Stress, anxiety or sleep difficulties
  • Sexual issues