Relationship & Fertility Counselling

Relationship Counselling -

Most relationships have ups & downs and speaking to a trained counsellor/psychotherapist can make all the difference whether that be a feeling of something isn't exactly right or your dealing with a more diffcult issue. Many people think that relationship counselling should be attended when issues hit breaking point and that is simply not the case. We see people at all stages of their relationship and our counsellors provide a safe and supportive environment for you to engage and talk about the difficulties your are experiencing.

You can attend relationship cousnelling as an indiviual or in a couple

Some of the Issues we deal with can range from Affairs and betrayals, Family issues and even Cross-cultural relationships. These are only a few and if your wish to discuss your own personal issue please contact our team to see if what we offer is the right fit for you.

What are the benefits to relationship counselling?

Counselling can help you take a step back from your situation and open your eyes to not only your partner but to show any underlying issues which may be creating unhelpful patterns. Talking with or without a partner about the experiences your are going through may enable you to think about what you can do to change your situation for the better or come to terms with the past. Some benefits can be:

  • Improved communication
  • Awareness of others needs & New prespectives
  • Ability to negotiate decisions together
  • Improved sexual relationship
  • Build or rebuild the emotional and physical bond
  • If the relationship ends, develop insight into each partner's input for the situation, offering the opportunity of developing the future relationships and making changes.

Relationship Issues

Here at OverSouls Therapy we deal with a wide range of relationship issues, below are only a few examples of what our tranined counsellors/psychotherapists are able to deal with.

  • Communication problems
  • Sex (quality and quantity)
  • Financial disagreements
  • Fertility / Infertility issues (please see our Fertility counselling page)
  • Conflict
  • The divorce / separation process
  • To stay or leave?
  • Grief and loss when a relationship ends
  • Past traumas / hurts affecting the current relationship
  • Affairs
  • Differences in emotional styles
  • life goals / dreams
  • difference of opinion on core life issues
  • The balance between independence and interdependence
  • Parenting disagreements
  • Co-dependency
  • Readjusting to single life
  • Co-parenting
  • Single parenting
  • Dating again

Fertility Counselling -

Fertility counselling deals with issues that include Infertility, IVF treatment, Surrogacy and Adoption. Attending counselling to deal with the emotions that arise from these treatments can be overwhelming.

We create an environment that can help with the day to day uncertainties, manage the emotions that go on within your relationships and help you to develop coping strategies. You can attend fertility counselling as an individual or in a couple/family.


There are many things to consider when starting fertility treatment and counselling should be offered to you. What type of counselling you need depends on where you are in your journey. Counselling can come in three forms as explained below.

Support Counselling

During your treatment support counselling focuses specifically on how you are coping and what feelings you are experiencing. The therapist will help with coping strategies and support you through the experience of treatment.

Implications Counselling

Specific types of treatment have implications that need to be discussed before, during and after treatment. this can involve using donated sperm, eggs or embryos. The implications of the treatment needs to be discussed regarding everyone involved from the donor to the potential family and even the surrogate and her family. Another part of implications counselling is providing welfare of child assessments.

Therapeutic Counselling

Therapeutic counselling sessions are used when there are issues over and above the fertility treatment that you would like to discuss. this can be issues from your past or if there are any difficulties in your relationships.


As fertility treatment is such an important and delicate experience to undergo, when seeking a fertility counsellor please make sure that you attend with someone that is a fully qualified counsellor to diploma level or above and has extensive training, experience and an understanding of this specific field. At OverSouls Therapy our fertility counsellor/psychotherapist is qualified to masters degree level and has undergone a further advanced diploma level training specifically in fertility counselling. The therapist is also a member of the BACP & National Fertility Society.