Perinatal counselling can help parents cope with the emotional turmoil of having a baby.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update March 2021:
To limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all of our CrossReach Counselling Services are working remotely. In line with Government advice, and when remote counselling is not possible, some of our services are able to see clients safely face to face. Some services are able to accept new referrals. Please visit the service’s page displayed below for further details.
*CrossReach Perinatal Services, Edinburgh and CrossReach Counselling Moray are taking referrals for Perinatal Counselling.
If you require immediate support, please either contact your GP; or NHS 24 on 111; the Samaritans on 116 123; Breathing Space on 088 838 587.
Useful tips and advice can be found at:
- Mind have produced information to help people cope with the worry and anxiety about coronavirus. Visit mind.org.uk for further information
- Visit clearyourhead.scot/winter for tips on how to clear you head this winter
- The Mental Health Foundation have developed some key tips to help people look after their mental health during this unprecedented time: For more details, visit mentalhealth.org.uk.
Expecting or having a baby is a major event in a parent’s life, which can lead to feelings of anxiety, fear and sometimes depression.
Most people have heard of Postnatal Depression (PND), but depression and/or anxiety can actually begin during as well as after pregnancy – what we call perinatal illness – and it can affect both men and women.
If you’re having negative feelings and are worried about opening up to friends and family, our specialist perinatal counsellors can offer a safe space to help you to understand your anxiety or depression, and show you ways to recover.
Whether you’re pregnant or already a parent, a single parent, in a relationship or not, we are here to help you.
Where can you find perinatal counselling?