How we help
The support we provide is based on your individual needs, preferences and goals.
We will work together to develop a treatment plan in line with this that can lead to meaningful change.
Everyone’s experience is different so we ensure we make the right choices for you.
We might use a combination of approaches and techniques including:
Collaborating with maternity and other health professionals
This is to ensure that you receive the right care, informed by your mental health needs.
Developing psychologically-informed birth plans
Developing plans and preferences, together with your midwife such as using person-centred and compassion-focused approaches.
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for severe fear of childbirth for women who are currently pregnant. The medical term for this is tokophobia.
- Trauma-focused CBT or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for women who are currently pregnant and experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms related to a previous pregnancy or birth.
- CBT and EMDR for women who have experienced a traumatic perinatal loss at any stage of pregnancy whether through miscarriage, termination or stillbirth.
Providing a safe and confidential space
Providing a safe and confidential space to share and reflect upon your experiences.
Providing information and sharing knowledge
Providing information and sharing knowledge about anxiety, how the brain and body responds to trauma and its association with grief and loss.
Developing resources and tools
Developing resources and tools to help people manage their feelings including fear, anxiety and distress.
Considering the needs of your partner
Considering the needs of your partner and signposting to appropriate services in the community to support them.
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Page last reviewed: 22 May, 2023