Few situations in life are as challenging, demanding and stressful as infertility and its treatment. Infertility is a medical condition that affects every part of a person’s, or couple’s life. Patients often express a sense of loss of control over their lives when positive treatment outcomes do not occur. Medical intervention, multiple tests and office visits can compound the anxiety for some patients.
At Fertility Tasmania we recognise that you may be experiencing intense feelings and an unusual amount of stress before, during or after treatment. We are committed to providing you with a comprehensive approach to help you cope as effectively as possible.
We offer individuals and couples counselling and our goal is to help patients explore and normalise their feelings, identify coping strategies, strengths and support networks and to feel better about themselves during their fertility treatment.
Counselling is a service which we highly recommend you use. It is at no additional cost with an IVF cycle at Fertility Tasmania.
Remember we’re here to provide you with what you need at whatever stage of the journey you happen to be on.
Dr Amy Washington
Counselling is provided by Dr Amy Washington and her team at Salamanca Psychology. Amy has a special interest in fertility psychology and is a member of Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA). Amy is up-to-date with the latest in fertility related counselling.
Counselling services are provided off-site in a safe and secure location that is not associated with your fertility treatment. This can help with the therapeutic process.