Christmas Opening Hours

  • 21st December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 22nd December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 23rd December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 24th December – Opening hours are 0900 - 1300
  • 25th December – Unit is closed
  • 26th December – Unit is closed
  • 27th December – Unit is closed
  • 28th December – Unit is closed
  • 29th December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 30th December – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700
  • 31st December – Opening hours are 0900 – 1300
  • 1st January – Unit is closed
  • 2nd January – Unit open as normal for Saturday service 0900-1300
  • 3rd January –  Unit is closed
  • 4th January – Normal operating hours 0900 - 1700

The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority and King’s Fertility consider counselling to be a key element in the provision of fertility services for the wellbeing of patients.

The journey to fertility can be exciting, joyous, hopeful. However, discovering you have fertility problems may be very difficult to come to terms with. Many patients and couples experience feelings of distress, loss, anxiety, sadness, isolation, frustration – all feelings that can seem overwhelming and difficult to deal with. These feelings may affect relationships with others – your partner, relatives, friends and colleagues at work. They may also affect self-esteem and sexual feelings. The counsellor is available to give time, support and provide therapy to patients who experience these feelings and want help in dealing with them.

Before starting your fertility treatment, you will have access to one of our BICA accredited counselling specialists. One session is included with your fertility cycle. Should you want to continue counselling, further sessions can be directly booked with the counsellor of your preference on a private basis. Counselling is available on an individual basis or if you are in a relationship you may wish to see the counsellor together. Counselling also gives time, outside the medical setting, to help you understand treatment options and their implications, consider whether to go ahead with treatment or not or perhaps to reflect on other options such as adoption.