Therapeutic counselling is ‘deeper’ than support counselling and offers a space to talk about choices that patients may have made in the past and how they are affecting them now. The effects the current fertility difficulties have in the context of the patient’s life and experience and to help people try to adjust and accommodate their individual fertility situation.
The IVF experience can be likened to a grieving process because there is often a feeling of loss involved. We work through the possible grieving process that may be going on underneath and perhaps difficult times or aspects of depression that this might have involved. Every patient is individual.