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#1 Lillifee

Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

Hi there. Was wondering if anyone has used the counselling service at Genea Sydney? Was it worth while? I have never seen a counsellor before but think I may need some help this time around.Any feedback would be appreciated.Thx

#2 jai*

Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

I see someone privately (because I don't go through Genea, though I am able to use her if I choose) and my counsellor recommends her highly, if that helps.

#3 BJBubbles

Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

I don't use Genea (I'm in Melbourne)  but I saw the councellor at my clinic a number of times, and so did my DH, and we both found it REALLY helpful.  I really liked that she had access to my file and obviously understood the process so I didn't have to explain anything, could just vent really...  And my clinic included one free session each cycle which was a bonus.

They were then really lovely and after a particularly crappy time, they gave me another 2 sessions for free  :-)

If you feel you need to, or could benefit from talking to someone, it can't hurt to start with the clinic counsellor to see if you "click".

Good Luck
xoxo

#4 bright*future

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

We just did the compulsory counselling session with G and the lady we used was great and I wouldn't have hesitated going back to her if I needed to.  She is very experienced and managed to even get a few words out of my DH who is not a "counselling" type of guy!

#5 Lillifee

Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

Bright future, I didn't realise a counselling session was compulsory. Is it compulsory as a couple or can the woman just go?Thanks for your replies

#6 Schoolmum12

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

Good luck.!!!

Edited by Schoolmum12, 15 March 2014 - 03:55 PM.


#7 minidiamond

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

Yes, saw one individually and then they had a group session which was awesome.  It was for women who had had a couple of failed cycles and a few of us had suffered m/cs as well.  They were such an awesome group and although we went through quite a few tissues it was a great relief and very cathartic.  You may want to check with them to see if they have more group sessions coming up.

I also saw a separate psych, if you can find someone you click with that really is worthwhile.

Edited by Liltuss, 19 November 2012 - 06:46 PM.


#8 bright*future

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:01 AM

Yep, PGD.


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