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We're the leading independent provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the UK.

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If you need to talk...

At Marie Stopes UK we provide counselling services for anyone who would like to talk through their abortion or vasectomy options before booking their consultation appointment. Post-treatment counselling is also available any time if you need to talk.

Counselling is the process of talking through your worries with a qualified professional. It is a form of talking therapy that lets you discuss your feelings in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.

It is sometimes easier to talk to a trained professional rather than a family member or friend, as they are not personally involved with your situation and will always have a non-judgemental attitude.

Counselling is available as part of your NHS abortion or vasectomy treatment. We also offer private abortion or vasectomy counselling if you are not eligible for NHS treatment.

Counselling is available over the phone, or face-to-face at one of our main clinics.

Call us any time to arrange an appointment with a counsellor.

0345 300 8090

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Our counsellors

The counselling team at Marie Stopes UK are highly trained, experienced, and qualified to help you explore and manage your thoughts, feelings, and options as your make decisions about your care.

It’s important to know that our counsellors don’t offer you advice, but instead help you deal with issues and realise your coping strategies.

No matter what you’re struggling with, our independent counsellors will enable you to make the decision that’s right for you.

We have both male and female counsellors in our team. If you would be more comfortable talking to a counsellor of a specific sex, please let us know when you call to arrange the appointment.

Post-abortion counselling

Every person is different, and can feel a whole range of emotions following an abortion. It is not uncommon to feel a bit low for a few days.

If you want to talk through your feelings at any time after an abortion, our counsellors are here for you. Even if your abortion was some years ago, we will always be here to support you to explore your feelings.

Just call 0345 300 8090 to arrange a counselling appointment - lines are open 24 hours a day.

Looking for more information?

You’ll find answers to the questions people ask most about our services here. If you can’t find the information you need, please call us on 0345 300 8090.

Making the choice that’s right for you

We understand that it can be daunting to book an appointment for a medical procedure that you are unfamiliar with. Knowing what to expect is part of making the choice that’s right for you.

Abortion – what to expect

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