Choosing to have a termination is never an easy decision for anyone to make and the emotional recovery can also be very difficult.
Feelings of depression, guilt and loss are not unusual and many people do not know who to talk to about their feelings for fear of being misunderstood.
What is post abortion counselling?
The Acorn Centre’s trained counsellors will listen to your experience without judgment and create a safe environment where you can talk about your journey and the impact it has had on you.
There can be many different aspects to each person’s story and experience. Very often decisions had to be made when a person’s whole world had been tipped upside down.
You may feel helpless and have low self-worth following an abortion. A sense of emptiness and loss as well as panic may also be apparent. Our trained counsellors will help you to discuss your emotions and help you to come to terms with your decision.
What can I expect from post abortion counselling?
Once you’ve made an appointment with the Centre, you will be seen by one of our trained counsellors (with or without your partner) who will ask you a few questions about what you hope to get out of the counselling. This is an initial assessment appointment and a counsellor will be assigned to you after this session.
You will then be able to discuss timings of future appointments and also the cost of counselling. Each session usually lasts up to one hour.
All of our counselling is strictly confidential and non-judgmental.
How can post abortion counselling help me?
Being able to talk about your experience in a non-judgmental and trusted environment can help your emotional recovery following a termination.
Previous clients have spoken about feelings of guilt, depression and flash backs – among other issues that are affecting them since the termination.
We understand how difficult it can be to take that first step and find someone to listen to your story but The Acorn Centre offers a safe and confidential environment to discuss your feelings.
Download our leaflet about Post Abortion by clicking on the image (left)