Specialist Fertility Counselling Service

Fertility treatments can be challenging. Challenging on the body, on the mind, and equally on your relationship with your partner, spouse or family members. As part of our holistic approach to treatment we are making specialist fertility counselling available to anyone who is finding the process challenging. Our fertility counselling sessions allow patients to speak freely and in confidence to an experienced professional about any aspect of their treatment, or about their worries, stress or anxiety as a result of sub-fertility.

Specialist Fertility Counselling Service
Is it a requirement?

Guidelines from the Irish Fertility Society, the Irish Fertility Counsellors Association, and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology deem counselling to be a required part of treatment involving the use of donor gametes or surrogacy. In addition to these professional recommendations, we provide specialist fertility counselling because we believe wholeheartedly that it helps to discover and resolve any issues which may be affecting our patients’ experience of fertility treatments.

Issues that may be affecting you whilst you are considering or undergoing treatment include: Feelings of anxiety or stress, a sense of frustration and loss of control, relationship difficulties, feelings of guilt or anger, feeling low, upset, tearful, difficulty making decisions, a sense of being overwhelmed, uncertainty about the future and concerns about implications of treatment.

Is it a requirement?

At your appointment you will meet with one of our highly qualified and experienced Fertility Counsellors for a session lasting one hour.

*Our fertility counsellors operate a policy of complete discretion. You will be free to discuss any aspects of your treatment or experience at ReproMed assured that this information will be kept strictly confidential.

Our Counsellors

Natasha O’Sullivan has 5 years experience as a specialist fertility therapist. She has a BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy; Dip in Humanistic Counselling; and a further BICA certificate in fertility counselling. She is a member of IFCA (Irish Fertility Counselling Association) and an accredited counsellor with IACP (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Pauline Whyte also has over 20 + years experience working in fertility. She has a Dip in Psychotherapy, MIACP. She is an accredited Counsellor specialising in fertility.

Your counsellor will work with you to identify and address any underlying issues or concerns you may have. If you would like further sessions you can arrange another appointment whenever it suits you.

Our Counsellors

How long does one session lasts?

The duration of counselling sessions may vary depending on the individual's or couple's needs. Typically, a counselling session lasts around 50 minutes to one hour. However, the counsellor will work with you to determine the appropriate length of each session based on your specific requirements and preferences.

Who can benefit from the sessions?

Counselling services are available to individuals and couples who are seeking or undergoing fertility treatments. Whether you're starting your fertility journey, experiencing difficulties or setbacks, or dealing with the emotional impact of fertility treatments, counselling can provide valuable support and assistance.

What can I expect from the sessions?

In a counselling session, you can expect a safe and confidential environment where you can openly discuss your feelings, concerns, and experiences related to fertility treatments. Your counsellor will listen attentively, provide empathy, and offer practical guidance to help you navigate the emotional challenges associated with infertility.

How does it help with my treatment?

Counselling sessions can help you in various ways. They can assist in managing stress, anxiety, and depression commonly associated with infertility. Additionally, they can provide coping strategies, communication techniques, and tools to enhance emotional well-being and resilience throughout the fertility treatment process.

Are the sessions covered by insurance?

The coverage for your counselling sessions varies depending on your insurance provider and policy. If you are a VHI member, you may be eligible for a reduction of costs depending on your plan. A member of our support team will be able to advise you of your benefits. Please contact us via your portal or call us on 0818 222 404.

How much does a session cost?

1-hour counselling session costs €100 for our patients.

How can I book a session?

If you would like to have the contact details for our counsellors, please contact us via your portal or call us on 0818 222 404.