Specialist fertility counselling provides professional emotional support and therapy to men, women and couples who are effected by fertility and infertility. Talking to a fertility counsellor who understands what you are going through can help get you through any problems relating to fertility, pregnancy, loss, natural conception and the IVF process. Couples may experience stress, tension, isolation and a range of mixed emotions as a result of fertility complications and getting the right support can really help you to deal with what ever you are going through. Counselling can help couples to cope better together and plan for the future.
Fertility counselling can help support you through the following;
-Sexual problems & fertility
-Assisted fertility & IVF
-Grief & loss
-Illness & infertility
-Preparing for a baby
-Health & lifestyle changes
Orlagh provides therapy to individuals and couples for most fertility related concerns. She also provides Fertility Reflexology for natural and assisted IVF fertility in Kildare.
Orlagh Gahan is an accredited IACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist who specialises in sexual problems. She has completed fertility counselling training with the British Infertility Counselling Association in the UK and was a member of the Irish Fertility Counsellors Association. Orlagh is also a registered Reflexologist with the National Register of Reflexologists with additional training in Reflexology for Fertility. To book an appointment click – Book Online Now
Useful links for information, support and awareness
British Infertility Counsellors Association
BICA provide information, counselling support, awareness, education and training for infertility in the UK – www.bica.net
Donor Conception Network
National charity, providing information and support for people trying to conceive through donor treatment, and for families created in this way. www.dcnetwork.org/
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Association
UK’s independent regulator overseeing all fertility clinics in the UK and has essential information about fertility treatment and clinics.
Irish Fertility Counsellors Association
The Irish Fertility Counsellors Association promotes the highest fertility counselling practice standards and provides contact details of specialist counsellors on its website. www.fertilitycounsellors.ie
Irish Fertility Society
The Irish fertility society encourages the study and treatment of infertility in Ireland. www.irishfertilitysociety.com
Endometriosis Association of Ireland
The Endometriosis Association of Ireland was formed in 1987, to provide information and support for women with endometriosis. www.endometriosis.ie
Fab Fertile Support Group – This group is to offer support and NATURAL solutions to better prepare the body for baby. Facebook.com\Fabfertilty
Fertility Friends is the leading online infertility community in the UK, with members at every stage of infertility, adoption, parenting and moving on after fertility treatment. www.fertilityfriends.co.uk
Advanced ovulation calendar & fertility tracker, Analyse, understand and learn. Online and available via App. www.fertilityfriend.com
Leading UK national charity providing information, support and advice for anyone who has or has had fertility problems. www.fertilitynetworkuk.org
Miscarriage Association of Ireland.
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland is a charitable, voluntary organization set up to provide support to those who have experienced miscarriage. www.miscarriage.ie
National Infertility Support and Information Group Ireland
Irelands NISIG’s Vision is for those facing reproductive challenges to be supported, along with the families created through that support, in a society that is fully accepting of them. Support groups and peer to peer support. www.nisig.com