We appreciate the having fertility problems or undergoing treatment can be emotionally challenging. Providing support is an important aspect of the care we provide and would encourage you to use our counselling support service.
Patient and Treatment Support for patients with fertility problems
Patient Support is a service offered to all BCRM patients. It can be accessed right from the outset when you first come to the clinic; during any investigations and tests you may have; and then during any treatment that you may undergo.
As part of our Patient Support Team, Wendy Martin, our in-house specialist Fertility Therapist appreciates that patients come to BCRM with only one aim in mind – to have a baby. She understands that this process can sometimes be challenging and difficult. She can help support you as much possible while you work towards that goal.
Patient Support is a confidential service and is separate from your medical investigations and treatments. Wendy is a BICA accredited specialist fertility counsellor with many years experience. Wendy will focus on the emotional, social, relational and psychological difficulties which you may encounter whilst trying for a baby.
She offers a range of tools and techniques tailored to help you improve the quality of your experience, all designed to help you maintain the optimum quality of life. These include any combination of the following:
How to access Treatment Support
There are a number of ways you can access the service:
Directly by contacting the Administration Team on 0117 4146888
In person at our Reception Desk
You can then book a Treatment Support session so that we can get to know you and understand your current needs. Together we can identify what might be helpful. You can either come to BCRM for your session or speak to us over the phone if you prefer.
BCRM are pleased to offer a one hour session of Treatment Support or Counselling during your investigation stage; then once you start treatment you can have a further 3 sessions for each cycle of treatment you may have. Treatment support is available for up to 6 months after any treatment has finished – whatever the outcome we are here to support you.
Further sessions in addition to those provided free of charge are available on a self-funding basis at £45 per session.