Pip Reilly
Pip Reilly - Fertility Counsellor, Psychotherpist

Choosing a counsellor

Choosing a counsellor

  1. Make sure he or she is registered with a professional body such as BACP, BICA (British Infertility counselling association) UKRC (United Kingdom register of Counsellors), UKPC or a chartered member of the BPS (British Psychological Society). If in doubt, ask about his/her qualifications and check these with the relevant professional body
  2. Make sure there is a complaints and disciplinary procedure and he/she is working according to a professional code of ethics
  3. Ask for an initial two-way assessment session – remember, this is going to be an important relationship and it is worth waiting to find the right counsellor for you
  4. If you feel very uncomfortable with a counsellor, trust this instinct
  5. Sort out any payment arrangements at the outset
  6. Establish a contract – how long will you see this counsellor for, what will the review arrangements be, what are the cancellation fees if any?
  7. Talk to the counsellor – you can say anything you want!
  8. Be thoughtful and quiet if you want
  9. Bear in mind that counselling is rarely very easy

Expect changes not miracles

Pip Reilly

Be the best version of you............ Life is not about waiting for the rain to pass, It's about learning how to Dance in the Rain Pip