You are probably here because you are finding it difficult to come to terms with childlessness

I offer specialised counselling for those who are childless not by choice

Accepting the idea of a different future to the one you have envisaged is a brave decision and it can bring with it feelings of loss, anger and profound sadness. No one has experienced childlessness in quite the same way as anyone else.

We all need to tell our story in our own way and it can be very helpful to talk to someone at this time. 

I have my own story of childlessness and have come through, and positively, out the other side. In my experience there is a life beyond childlessness, and it's a good one.

Building your new life

It may be hard to imagine now but a life without children can be rewarding and meaningful, different, but not less important or valuable.

We can work together to help you find your way towards that.

You are not alone

More and more people are realising that the kind of family life they had hoped for is not going to be possible, are struggling with painful feelings, unable to see a way out and not sure where to turn.

There are many reasons why people are childless

People may be childless due to infertility or the infertility of their partner, unsuccessful IVF, not meeting the right person to start a family with, at all or while still fertile; disability or ill health; issues arising from your family of origin; miscarriage or still birth; anxiety about genetic inheritance; being turned down for adoption or feeling that adoption isn't right for you; your own or your partner's ambivalence about having children, or your partner not wanting children, or not wanting more children.  

The feelings arising from this may include grief and anger, feelings of profound loss, a sense of loneliness and isolation, feeling you have lost purpose or direction, lack of understanding or empathy from those around you and feelings of being lost or not belonging.

I will listen to your story with empathy and compassion and help you to move forward with your life.

Call or email me to see if I can help you to move forward with your life.