Counselling service

Here at the Lister Fertility Clinic we believe that fertility support is an essential part of assisted conception treatment, we recognise that attending counselling can be beneficial to patients' emotional and psychological health and wellbeing before, during treatment and beyond.

Implications counselling is a routine part of treatment for anyone considering donor conception or considering egg sharing or donating eggs, sperm or embryos; but available for all patients who wish to explore the implications of their treatment decisions, for themselves, their wider network and most importantly any child conceived as a result of treatment. If in a relationship, it is important that implications counselling is attended as a couple; though additional appointments can be attended individually.

Therapeutic counselling for support is available via the Counselling service; providing a free, independent and confidential resource for all patients. Patients can attend individually or with their partner.  

The counselling suite is situated within the clinic and appointments can be booked with the medical secretaries on tel. 020 7881 4087 / 2000.

Research reassures that stress and anxiety won’t impact on the outcome of assisted conception treatment (Boivin2011) but we recognise how difficult it is to cope with the emotional and psychological distress experienced routinely during fertility treatment which at times can feel overwhelming. Research has shown that 90% of fertility patients experience symptoms of depression or anxiety relating to their fertility problems. (Fertility Network UK 2016). At times, patients may also experience feelings of low mood, anger, grief and/or jealousy. Supporting your psychological and emotional health on your fertility journey can help you to overcome difficult feelings and develop coping skills to manage the treatment process in a more empowered way.

We look forward to meeting with you and supporting you on your fertility journey.

Contact a counsellor: Traceys@LFclinic.com

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The Lister Fertility Clinic
The Lister Hospital
Chelsea Bridge Road
London SW1W 8RH

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