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Swindon Catholic Deanery

LIFE LogoSwindon LIFE Counselling

 

07585 420 768

www.lifecharity.org.uk

Swindon LIFE are pleased to announce the successful re-launch of its professional counselling and listening service based at Eldene Surgery in Swindon. Swindon Life Counselling has been up and running now for 18 months. We offer a non-directive counselling and skilled listening service to women of all ages who find themselves with unexpected pregnancy or dealing with pregnancy loss. The service is run by a clinical psychologist who has specialist training in the field of crisis pregnancy, pregnancy loss and post termination counselling. With over 30 years of working un this field it is our experience that impartial support, understanding, a safe place and time to think about the best way forward – is so often what women need at this time. 

LIFE picture of girl in blueAt an initial appointment we can offer pregnancy testing, if required, and/or information, listening and counselling. Whatever the situation we can offer further support in the form of practical help (baby clothes and equipment), a referral to one of our LIFE houses, ongoing support with the pregnancy or post termination counselling. The latter has formed an increasing amount of our work in recent years and we see women struggling to come to terms with loss through abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy or adoption. Our service is open to referrals and project work with other charitable organizations and we have links with the local SANDS group  - a charity who assist women following the trauma of stillbirth.

It is common for other family members to feel distressed about these situations and our confidential service is open to them too. We can also put clients in touch with LIFE's Fertility Care Service which offers an ethical, holistic alternative to IVF. Fertility Care is a system of natural family planning that can help married couples who want to achieve or avoid a pregnancy. 

Contact can be made direct to Swindon LIFE Counselling 07585 420 768, by phoning the LIFE National Helpline 0808 802 5433 or by texting LIFECARE to 88020.

LIFE continue to promote and champion the dignity of life from conception to its natural end and today, more than ever, we require your support. If you would like to be involved in what LIFE are doing locally and nationally, or would  just like to receive regular updates through our e newsletter please just email us at md@donovanconstruction.co.uk or call Robert Smith on 01793 495020 - we would be happy to help.