At Petals we provide a free, counselling service to support women, men and couples through the devastation of baby loss.
Petals’ counselling programme is unique – it has been specifically designed and developed to meet the needs of parents who have suffered pregnancy complications, the loss of a pregnancy or the death of a baby. Our counsellors are experts in this field, and have years of experience between them of counselling people after all types of baby loss.
Grief, anxiety, depression and PTSD are all normal and very common reactions to baby loss. The experience can feel enormously complicated, overwhelming and lonely; as well as shattering your world view and confidence in the future.
That is exactly why Petals exists: we are here to provide a safe space to talk about the experience(s) you’ve had, and begin to absorb the reality this brings.
Your Petals counsellor will help you to make sense of the impact of your loss on you personally, on your relationships, and on the future you’d been hoping for. All Petals counsellors are specially trained to work through the grief and trauma of your experience with you to understand how this has affected you. And as the sessions progress, you will notice your feelings changing. It may not feel possible at the start, but over time you will begin to settle and cope, and adapt to your ‘new normal’. Your counsellor will hold trust and confidence in you to move forward in a healthy way, by supporting and guiding you towards hope and belief in your future.