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Fertility issues

Private treatment, therapy and support for mental health related fertility issues in London at Schoen Clinic Chelsea

Issues around fertility can be an extremely sensitive and challenging time in a couple’s life. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea We're committed to helping you and your partner tackle any mental health issues you might be having surrounding fertility issues, by finding you effective counselling and therapy solutions and support.

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What are the most common mental health symptoms associated with fertility issues?


Dealing with infertility can be emotionally challenging, and individuals or couples experiencing fertility issues may also face mental health struggles alongside their wider battles. While the emotional toil will vary depending on the individual, it often includes one or more of the following:


  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Overwhelming feelings of grief or loss

  • Additional stress in the relationship

  • Guilt Low self-esteem

  • Isolation

  • Frustration

  • Substance abuse

  • Among other symptoms which might be unique to the individual, or couple.


It's essential for individuals and couples dealing with infertility to recognize and address the potential impact on mental health. Seeking support from mental health professionals, support groups, or counselling services can be beneficial.


Open communication with a partner, family, and friends is also crucial in navigating the emotional challenges associated with infertility. Overall, acknowledging and addressing the emotional toll of infertility is an important aspect of comprehensive care for those experiencing fertility issues.


Whether you or a loved one is experiencing difficulties with fertility, navigating a way to a happier, healthier life can be a complex and often isolating experience. As a team of fertility specialists, and healthcare professionals have years of experience in addressing a range of issues you might face during infertility.


If you're seeking a diagnosis or further information about challenges in life during fertility issues, do not hesitate to get in touch, and our team can help guide you toward a path to a happier life.


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Get in touch with our caring team today


If you need support to help with mental health challenges related to fertility, please reach out to our caring team in London today. We have appointments available in as little as 24 hours so you can begin treatment or therapy with minimal wait.


To access private treatment as swiftly as possible, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire at any time to suit you.


How much does mental health support for fertility issues cost?


The cost of different types of treatment, therapy or support will vary. See our full breakdown of our prices and funding options for more information or specific costs.

What types of therapy can help individuals experiencing fertility issues?


People going through fertility issues may benefit from various types of therapy to address the emotional and psychological challenges associated with infertility. Here are some therapeutic approaches that can be helpful:


  • Counselling with a specialist in fertility problems

  • Counselling for couples, to strengthen their relationship and help cope with the impact of issues together

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to manage stress and anxiety associated with fertility issues

  • Other talking therapies Mindfulness-based therapy to help improve your mental wellbeing

  • Support groups to speak with people going through similar citations

  • Art therapy and other expressive therapies provide a creative outlet

  • Relaxation techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety


Each individual will have differing requirements and severity of issues associated with fertility problems, so it's important to receive the most effective and right treatment for your needs.

What is counselling like?


Counselling for individuals of couples dealing with infertility issues is designed to provide a safe and supportive space to explore and express emotions, and develop ways of better coping with any issues that might be caused by the wider problem.


As with many counselling sessions, the nature of a session will depend on your individual circumstances, but you can expect an introduction from your counsellor, who’ll listen with the utmost care and compassion.


It’s a great time to establish a rapport with each other and determine if your counsellor is a good fit for you. Trusting one another is key to a successful counsellor-patient relationship.


Following this, your counsellors will take some time to understand the nature of your challenges and make an assessment of what might work best for you, given your history, experiences, communication types, and relationships. This might involve an exploration of your emotions and the ways that you currently cope with your problems, to better understand what works, and what doesn’t for you.


Followup sessions might provide Further information about fertility, and aim to address your specific concerns. This is highly dependent on your circumstance, but might involve work on your communication skills, efforts to improve the strength and understanding in your relationship, counselling specifically related to grief, and the development of coping strategies to help you in future.


A strong support network will also help a great deal, so if you’re unsure about counselling, whether it'll help, or have specific questions not addressed here, please do speak to our compassionate team.

Counselling can help you overcome mental health challenges around dealing with infertility


Suffering from wider mental health challenges while undergoing struggles with fertility can make the process incredibly difficult for you and your family.


Our specialists at Schoen Clinic are here to support you on the journey toward building a family. If you're having any challenges at the moment, our team has decades of collective expertise in addressing fertility-related concerns like yours. Our clinic is made for your comfort and safety, with an environment conducive to a swift and effective journey toward overcoming fertility challenges. Should you need any further information about mental health issues around fertility, or would like to arrange a consultation with one of our team, speak to one of our friendly team today.

Our mental health specialists with expertise in supporting individuals with fertility issues


Meet our team of specialists dedicated to supporting individuals going through challenges to do with fertility. Our team has decades of collective experience and is accredited in evidence-based supportive therapy and counselling for fertility issues.


Collaborating with fertility specialists, psychotherapists, and support staff across our compassionate multidisciplinary team, we work with you to create personalised approaches to the treatment of any mental health issues you might be experiencing around fertility.


Overcoming issues to do with fertility can feel overwhelming, but with the right support, you can focus on what matters. Our specialist team provide expert guidance alongside caring support throughout your fertility journey to guide you on a journey to a healthier life.

Dr Tara Tofiq

Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist

Dr Tara Tofiq

Kristin McCarthy

Integrative Therapist

Kristin McCarthy

Dr Joan Brunton

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Joan Brunton
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