Specialist Pregnancy Counselling

20 December update

The IFPA provides confidential and non-directive specialist pregnancy counselling services for women and their partners who are experiencing an unintended pregnancy or a pregnancy which has become a crisis. This service is funded by the HSE and there is no cost to clients. It’s operated by professional and accredited counsellors at ten locations nationwide.

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. 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 these issues. They can also give you clear information about any pregnancy options you are considering, whether that’s abortion, parenting or adoption.

The IFPA is a pro-choice organisation and our counsellors will support a woman’s own decision in all cases. 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 ten centres around the country: Cork, Dublin City Centre, Tallaght, Dundalk, Galway, Gorey, Letterkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Waterford


Information about how we’re providing care during the pandemic is available here.


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