Counselling

Integrative perinatal Counselling in Burnley, Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington, Colne, East Lancashire.
Postnatal support in the UK.

Mental illness is one of the leading causes of death in mothers in the first year of their babies life. A lot of money has been invested into NHS mental health services but this often does not work as it should and waiting lists remain high. We try to keep our waiting times low in order to help people when they are struggling.

Perinatal mental health can be impacted in many ways. Having a baby is a huge change in someone’s life and it can be quite normal to find this change overwhelming and difficult. Our counsellors and psychotherapists, and even our Doulas can help with this adjustment to parenthood. We exist to support the mental health and wellbeing of new and expectant mums.

You may be feeling numerous things that may not be comfortable, things such as:

  • Not being able to sleep, sleeping more than normal.
  • Eating more or less than usual.
  • Crying more.
  • Feel numb.
  • Scared and/ or panic.
  • Disconnected.
  • Worrying thoughts.
  • New obsessions.
  • A feeling of dread.
  • Any other thoughts, feelings or behaviours that are not usual to you that are concerning.

The above list is just a few things that could indicate some support is needed. However, it may be an understandable reaction to the change, the lack of sleep, the hormones, the birth or anything else that may be happening.
Our counselling service can help to work through some of these things. We also have a specific birth trauma package should that fit your needs better. We can chat this through in a free initial chat.

We provide a funded counselling service for all women and men across the UK depending upon need and area.

Home sessions can be available if necessary. We specialise in supporting families through pregnancy, birth and beyond. Counselling for postnatal depression, anxiety, baby loss, etc

Our counsellors are a mix of qualified and student counsellors. All BACP members (www.bacp.co.uk), NCS members or UKCP members, with an interest in perinatal mental health. All have adequate training and assessment of competence to deliver therapeutic counselling sessions.

Our service initially offers all service users 8x 1 hour, 1 to 1 sessions. However, this is not limited and we understand that a longer period may be needed. We tailor our therapy to suit what is needed. Our Doulas can also support with mental wellbeing in pregnancy and beyond.

If you feel you would like some counselling then please get in contact by emailing

michelle@snowdropdoula.co.uk

Cost depends on where you are in the UK and your circumstances. Up to £35 per hour on a sliding scale.