The Hewitt Fertility Centre  are proud to provide both a specialised and professional counselling team and also an informal support group, where we can respond to each patient individually and personally. 

Counselling at The Hewitt Fertility Centre

The Hewitt Fertility Centre are proud to provide both a specialised and professional counselling service and an informal support group. We respond to each patient’s individual needs to ensure you receive personalised support throughout your journey with us.

Fertility problems and their treatment can leave you feeling stressed, anxious, or low and may affect your close relationships. It’s common for people in this situation to have feelings of guilt about themselves, anger, and jealousy towards others, or feel a lack of control over what is happening. It may be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with family and friends as they may not understand what you’re going through, or they might not be aware that you have a fertility problem. Relationships between partners can become strained, communication difficult and you may struggle to understand each other.

If any of this applies to you, it can help to talk things through with the centre's counselling team. They aim to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your feelings. We can also offer simple tools and strategies for coping with your worries.

Counselling is available for individuals or couples. We will be as flexible as we can with our appointments and try to arrange them at times to suit you. This Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) video may help you understand how counselling can help you.

If your treatment is funded by the NHS, there is no charge for counselling.

Self-funding patients have two sessions of counselling included in the cost of their treatment; any further appointments are subject to a fee.