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Sian Naftal (Counsellor)

Sian is a qualified integrative counsellor committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. She specialises in working with issues around the following:

*Infertility issues, related anxiety and depression
*Donor conception, surrogacy and adoption
*Pregnancy issues, antenatal tests/results
*Miscarriage, pregnancy and baby loss
*Pregnancy after loss
*Pre-natal and post-natal/paternal anxiety and depression
*Relationship difficulties
*Pregnancy and loss related trauma
*General Anxiety
You may be suffering from anxiety or depression, have relationship problems, low self-esteem, have been bereaved or be dealing with other difficult events. Counselling provides you with a chance to talk about your feelings and experiences in a safe place with someone who will listen to and support you. Sian seeks to understand, not judge and will work with you to make sense of your situation and make changes that improve your life.

If you are going through infertility, baby loss or if pregnancy anxiety you may be surprised at how hard it is to cope with your emotions, and with being surrounded by other people’s babies and families. Relatives, friends and colleagues may not be very understanding or realise how much grief or anxiety you are feeling. Not everyone will appreciate that a miscarriage is a bereavement or that undergoing fertility treatment is stressful, offering hope and anxiety in equal measure. It can help to improve communication with partners, it's easy to misinterpret how each other feels /behaves which can then cause conflict.
Counselling helps people feel less isolated and can reduce the sense of being alone. Social isolation is common, avoiding gatherings, social media etc.

As a wound from a splinter will fester if not removed, negative thoughts and feelings build up if they are not let out into the open, counselling gives permission to release all pent up feelings. Facing painful emotions lessens their impact.

Sian can work with individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. She has extensive experience working with the LGBTQ+ community.

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