Miscarriages are more common than most people imagine with as many as one in every four pregnancies ending this way. Some women may be reluctant to talk about this unhappy experience and wish to put the set-back behind them as quickly as possible, while others need to process the feelings more slowly. For many, the term of the pregnancy and other factors impact on how they feel about what has happened. Some may also need to make certain decisions and manage some practicalities.

It is normal to be sad when faced with a loss and many women who have suffered a miscarriage spend some time grieving then look forward to life again and planning another pregnancy. Others may find themselves stuck and unable to move forward as grief turns into depression. In this case the sense of loss may be profound and may have triggered some earlier unresolved loss resulting in despair.

Relationships, too, can be affected by loss or guilt or anger which cannot be voiced following such a disappointment. In these cases counselling can help you to understand and process some of the feelings to allow a way forward. Grief in couples can be complex and the pain experienced by each individual can make them feel isolated or abandoned and that the other partner is unavailable to them. Couples counselling can help unravel the tangle of sadness and despair.

At Castle Counselling Services we can offer you a safe space in which to journey through this difficult transition. Our professional team will offer you a secure holding space in which you can contemplate and grieve fully for your loss, and also offer you support as you navigate your way forward.

Who can help you?

Counselling services in the North Coast Causeway area of Northern Ireland, we can offer you an initial telephone consultation for 15/20 minutes free of charge for you to discuss the reason you are seeking counselling.