Coping with Infertility

Six Monday evening sessions beginning 2nd March 2020

This course will help you to gain new perspectives and learn new ways to approach the challenge of infertility in a supportive group setting.

Venue: Courtwood House, Silver Street Head, Sheffield, S1 2DD

Costs: £100 per person for six two hour sessions. Early Bird Offer - save 20% - £80 per person if you book before the end of Jan 2020 Two Person Discount - save 25% - £150 for two people when you book with your partner or a friend Costs include VAT

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Wanting a baby and not being able to have a baby can be an emotionally painful experience, often causing considerable stress. This course will help you to gain new perspectives and learn new ways to approach the challenge of infertility.  You will be introduced to a range of therapeutic techniques which can help you manage the stress and emotional pain of infertility.  At each session you will hear from someone who has gone through the infertility journey and has reached “the other side” - whether through finally having a child or through coming to terms with childlessness and finding another way to make life meaningful.  The course will take place in a supportive group environment in which there will be opportunities to discuss relevant issues and learn from each other.

Who is this course for? This course is open to women, men and couples who are at any stage of the infertility journey and are seeking support and strategies for coping with the emotional impact of struggling to conceive. 

What will the course involve? The course will run for six Monday evening sessions from 6.30pm til 8.30pm. Each session will contain three elements – group discussion of a relevant topic, a chance to learn and experience therapeutic techniques and the opportunity to hear from someone who has been through the infertility journey and made it to “the other side”.

Who is the facilitator?  Gill Wier is a BACP Accredited Counsellor and co-director of Sheffield Central Counselling.  Gill brings her own personal experience of coping with infertility and 10 years’ experience of counselling individuals and couples on a range of issues including infertility, stress, anxiety, depression and grief.

To book a place or ask any questions please contact Gill Wier on 07504492224 or

Feedback from course participants

"This course was extremely beneficial to me and I’ve made some new friends on the course. I really enjoyed the open discussions and it felt a safe space to talk about challenges we all have faced."

"I have gained coping mechanisms and have been able to put the grounding techniques to use already to help with stressful situations.”​

"The course has been a wonderful opportunity to pick apart the thoughts and feelings surrounding infertility.  We have looked at a really helpful range of approaches and theory"

“I feel that I have gained some understanding around why I feel certain feelings during the fertility process as well as some good coping mechanisms to deal with these emotions.”

"As part of a couple in the early stages of this process it has been useful to help us be more prepared mentally for what may lie ahead.  It's helped my partner and I be more open with each other".

"My main motivation was to meet others in similar situations and this has been the best thing for me - I feel less isolated".

"The group has been really supportive and I’ve been helped to understand different pathways (with and without children)"

"Fantastic opportunity to share stories and hear from like-minded individuals who understand"

"A sense of community – meeting with others who are experiencing similar things made me feel less alone. 

"Better understanding of myself, my reactions, my relationship and how to make sense of my experiences.”

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