Anxious about becoming a parent?

Pregnancy & Early Parenthood Support

Finding out you are pregnant can bring up many complex emotions even if you have been trying to conceive. There can be both a sense of excitement as well as a sense of loss over your old life as you prepare for things to change.

Parenthood is full of uncertainty which is the perfect space for anxiety to develop and grow.  Because of that, anxiety during pregnancy or during early parenthood is very common but often not spoken about. Counselling is a place to unpack everything you are feeling; the good, the bad, and the ugly. All those feelings are valid but often we can find it difficult to voice them with close family and friends. 

Counselling provides a non-judgemental space to talk about everything you are feeling and to prepare for parenthood. Therapy can also provide a space to learn skills for managing anxiety and finding new coping strategies that fit into your life now and as a new parent. 

Common areas I work with include ...

  • Existing anxiety being amplified

  • Trying to conceive

  • Pregnancy after a miscarriage

  • Unplanned pregnancy

  • Returning to work after maternity leave

  • Difficult pregnancy

  • Single parents

Though I mostly see clients located in Edinburgh, I am also able to support clients from other cities online. If you would like to discuss how we might work together use the button below to book an initial session.

Symptoms of Anxiety

If you have never experienced anxiety before, it can be difficult to recognise if that is what you are experiencing. 

How anxiety presents will be unique and different for each person but some common symptoms of anxiety are listed below. 

  • Panic attacks

  • Feeling weird and detached from surroundings

  • Pounding heart

  • Unexplained fear

  • Fear of another panic attack or of anxiety

  • Repetitive thoughts

  • Not wanting to go out

  • Tiredness

  • Inability to relax

Private Counselling & Psychotherapy

in Edinburgh or Online

Anxiety and stress over change is a normal reaction to change and uncertainty. Entering counselling with a therapist can provide a space to reflect and find ways of coping with those normal reactions so they no longer seem as overwhelming and paralyzing

 

In my work as a counsellor I have a special interest in working with three types of life transitions; students experiencing anxiety at University, professionals struggling with stress and uncertainty in their career, and individuals experiencing anxiety early in pregnancy and needing support. I practice as a therapist both in Edinburgh and online.

Therapy is a process and the decision to begin seeing a private counsellor is not made lightly. Finding a therapist who understands what you are hoping to achieve from counselling can be daunting. If you have any questions about my experience or if I am the right counsellor for you, please get in touch or make an initial appointment to speak in more depth about how counselling might be a good fit for you.

45 Frederick Street, EH2 1EP

Email: info@bluebirdcounselling.com

Phone: 07898269955

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