Specialist Pregnancy Counselling

20 December update

At the IFPA we know that an unintended pregnancy or a pregnancy which has become a crisis can cause a range of feelings and emotions. Sometimes it can also bring up other issues and concerns.

We provide free, confidential and non-directive specialist pregnancy counselling for women and girls, pregnant people and their partners. You can talk to a counsellor at any time during a pregnancy, including before or after an abortion.

Talking can help you to make sense of mixed or confused feelings. During a counselling session, our counsellors will listen to you and help you explore and work through your issues and concerns. Our counsellors will support your decision in all cases.

This service is funded by the HSE and there is no cost to you. Our professional and accredited counsellors at nine locations nationwide can provide in-person or telephone counselling. They can give you information about abortion care and also about the supports and services available if you are considering parenting or adoption.

The IFPA is a pro-choice organisation. No one at the IFPA will ever ask you to explain, justify or change your decision.

Our specialist pregnancy counselling service includes:

  • Confidential and non-directive specialist pregnancy counselling
  • Information on abortion
  • Support in relation to a diagnosis of foetal anomaly
  • Information and support if you need to access abortion services in other states
  • Information on adoption and parenting support services
  • Information on pre-natal results and options
  • Ongoing counselling including post-abortion counselling

Our Counsellors

All our counsellors are experienced and professionally trained and accredited by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) or Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP).


Our specialist pregnancy counselling services are available at nine centres around the country: Cork, Dublin City Centre, Tallaght, Dundalk, Galway, Letterkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Waterford.


To book an appointment, call the IFPA Appointment Line on 0818 49 50 51

Booking Line Opening Hours
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm

“We meet our clients where they are, and in a safe and
non-judgmental space. And we walk some of the way
with them on their own personal and unique journey.”

Róisín Venables, IFPA Head of Counselling and Supervision