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Counselling after a miscarriage

The Miscarriage Association does not provide a counselling service, but we know how helpful professional counselling can be.

Finding a counsellor

If you’re looking for a counsellor, whether it’s for you, for you and your partner or for someone else, we’d always suggest that you find out:

You might also find it helpful to read Phillip Hodson’s guide: Ten Rules for choosing a counsellor.

There are several ways to find a qualified and registered counsellor.  You could:

Relationship problems

If you are seeking counselling on relationship and/or sexual problems, try Relate – a long-established organisation with local branches.  Their services are fee-paying, possibly on a sliding scale.

Fertility problems

If you are looking for counselling related to fertility investigations or treatment, you could try:

IAPT (‘Improving Access to Psychological Therapies’)

IAPT is an NHS programme in England that offers intervention approved by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) for treating people with depression and anxiety. Therapy is free on the NHS. People can self-refer or be referred by their GP.

To find out if and where there is a service in your local area, visit the NHS Choices website, click on the ‘Live Well’ category at the top of the page, then ‘Services near you’ and search for IAPT. Enter your postcode for information about your nearest centre/s.

Other support services

You can find information about the support services offered by the Miscarriage Association on our ‘How we can help’ page

If you are seeking support from an Islamic perspective, you might like to know about the Muslim Bereavement Support Service, which offers free and confidential face-to-face and telephone support.