Becoming a parent is one of the most fulfilling experiences in ones life. Experiencing a problem in conceiving increases various emotional feelings of anger, guilt, shame, depression, anxiety, loneliness, etc. It can also affect ones marital relationship, sex life and other aspects of our personal and professional life. While some find comfort and support in confiding to their friends and family, others find the process more difficult and therefore need professional support.
Counselling and psychotherapy provides individuals and couples a safe environment to explore and process the various emotions and sensitive feelings that arise during this period. The therapist can help aid communication between the couple, which may resolve any relationship issues that may have arose.
Furthermore, the therapist can help build coping strategies to manage day-to-day uncertainties of treatment and manage difficult feelings of depression, anxiety, loss, etc. Research has also shown that stress has a direct impact on fertility. Therefore through counselling, the therapist can help the clients manage and cope with their stress better.