Infertility / Childlessness "Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
~ Hans Christian Anderson
"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
~ Hans Christian Anderson

I have a special interest in supporting women who are struggling to come to terms with not being able to have children.

Having to face involuntary childlessness can elicit a range of emotions which can feel both distressing and overwhelming. This may include experiencing a profound sense of loss as you grieve for the child and life that you had envisioned.

For many women this is often made worse because they find it difficult to share their feelings with friends, family and loved ones. Those around them may also find it difficult to understand or acknowledge the pain that they are going through. As a consequence, countless women suffer in silence.

This can be even more devastating for women of colour where in some Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities there has been a long-standing cultural silence about childlessness.

I have my own story of childlessness and from personal experience, know how valuable it was to have someone to talk to and share my story with. It may be hard to imagine now but a life without children can be rewarding and meaningful, different, but not less important or valuable. We can work together to help you find your way towards that. You don’t have to go through it all alone.

Media Contributions and Events

HuffPost UK 2020
Exclusive: Women as young as 35 are being denied NHS IVF because of their age. This is the impact.

Raconteur 2020
How to manage the emotional stress of IVF

HuffPost UK
‘Infertility doesn’t discriminate’, So why are Women of Colour suffering in silence?

Fertility Fest 2019
Expert panel member ‘Race, Reproduction and Religion’
(Fertility Fest is the world’s first arts festival dedicated to fertility, infertility, the science of making babies and modern families)