Traditionally, childbirth is viewed by society as a joyful event. It is a time for celebration, happiness and fulfilment. The private experience of childbirth in real life is often far from this idealised image, with daunting number of women experiencing low mood and emotional burden.
Poole Counselling for Postnatal Depression is a service that provides a safe, professional, confidential and non-judgemental space for you and your family to discuss your difficulties with pregnancy and childbirth.
Psychological therapy is recommended by NICE (National institution of Clinical Excellence www.nice.org.uk ) in their latest edition in 2014, as a choice of treatment for perinatal mental health problems as well as pharmacological intervention (such as antidepressants).