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We help you to address psychological and physiological barriers to conception. 

Psychotherapy, counselling and hypnotherapy for Fertility


Psychotherapy, counselling and hypnotherapy to help optimise your chances of getting pregnant and manage the stress of your fertility journey.

We often assume that it should be easy and straightforward to start a family.  However, 1 in 7 couples in the UK struggle with fertility challenges.  It can be extremely difficult for both men and women to struggle to conceive.  Struggling with your fertility can affect your confidence and self-esteem, your relationship with your body, your relationship with your partner and others and generally cause you to feel low, hopeless and lost in life. 

  • Perhaps you are someone that has not had a period for a while, has irregular periods, has been diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea or PCOS and found yourself struggling to conceive?

  • Perhaps you are someone that has been told that you have a low sperm count or hight levels of sperm DNA fragmentation. 

  • Maybe you have been told that making changes to your diet and lifestyle and managing your stress levels could optimise your chances of a successful pregnancy? ​​

  • Or perhaps you are thinking about undergoing fertility treatment and wondering whether there is anything you can do to maximise the chances of it being effective? 

Whether male or female and whatever reason you have for struggling with your fertility we can help you to look at the psychological and physical aspects of what you are going through and help you to optimise your chances of conceiving.  Both stress and diet/lifestyle can have a significant effect on fertility and by working on both mind and body, we can put you in a much better position to embark on your fertility journey. 

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Our Approach

Psychotherapy for fertility - working with mind and body to help prepare your body to have a child.

Lifestyle choices made in the 3 months prior to pregnancy both for men and women can have a significant impact on reproductive outcomes and the health of a future child.  This is why many individuals seek to optimise both their mental and physical health before trying to conceive.  We can help you to optimise mind and body in order to prepare your body for conceiving. 

 

We offer psychotherapy and counselling for fertility that also builds in relaxation techniques such as hypnotherapy and looks at other lifestyle interventions such as optimising diet and sleep quality.

 

Some individuals also struggle to conceive for a variety of reasons. Women dealing with PCOS, hypothalamic amenorrhea, irregular menstrual cycles, previous birth-trauma and a range of other issues can have both psychological and physical barriers to conception.  Men dealing with low sperm count/motility/morphology, high levels of DNA fragmentation or other issues can also find it difficult to conceive.  Many of the causes of infertility can be improved upon with psychological and lifestyle support and interventions.  We help you to feel your best and to cope effectively with your fertility journey so that you can maximise your chances of a successful pregnancy. 

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We Understand What You May Be Going Through

We know how fertility challenges can take a toll on your mental and physical health

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We understand that every month can involve grief and loss as the menstrual cycle arrives and your hopes of conceiving are dashed again. 
 

We know how difficult it can be to hear stories of those around you getting pregnant and how challenging it is to attend baby showers and gatherings with lots of children around.
 

We know that learning that something within your body is affecting your chances of conceiving can make you feel angry and down about yourself and your body.
 

We know that navigating the world of ART (assisted reproductive technologies) and deciding what are the best options for you, can be tough and draining (emotionally, financially and physically).

We know that fertility challenges can make you feel lost and leave you questioning your purpose in life.

We know that this time is probably very difficult for you and bringing up a range of complex emotions. We are here to support you with your mental and physical health through this journey.

Why Choose To Work With Us

A holistic approach that optimises your mental and physical health

You may be looking for counselling during IVF, psychotherapy to support you before you consider going through an ART treatment, help with your stress-levels and diet as you try to conceive naturally or just someone you can talk to in order to feel less alone on your fertility journey.  We offer an psychotherapy, counselling, hypnotherapy and more to support your fertility journey.

There are so many different things that can have an impact on our fertility, including: stress levels, diet choices, chemical exposures, exercise levels and more.  As we look both at the psychological and lifestyle aspects of your fertility journey, we can help you to address many of the barriers that may be blocking you from conceiving.

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Get in Touch

Get in touch to book in an initial consultation

We understand how challenging it can be to face fertility issues and know that it will be important for you to find the right treatment for you.  This is why we think that it is important that you are given the opportunity to speak to someone at the clinic before committing to any therapy packages or products. We offer a 20 minute free phone consultation to anyone that is thinking about booking in a session or signing up for an online programme.   Use the contact form below or email info@thefoodtherapyclinic.com to book in your 20-minute consultation.

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