Our purpose is to provide a safe space for women and their partners to talk with a trained counsellor.
We provide honest and accurate information to help our clients make informed decisions around unplanned pregnancy and offer counselling for post abortion concerns. Our services are free. Our support is confidential and discreet. We are a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Sometimes the practical side of childcare can feel too much.
Some of the women we speak to want to continue their pregnancy, but face difficult circumstances. We provide a free loan service for baby clothes and equipment called The Boutique. We also run a community mums group and one-to-one befriending sessions to reduce the stress of parenthood and maximise good outcomes for both mother and child.
Working with Schools
Young people today face more pressure than ever in the area of sex and relationships, often with little guidance from family and peers.
We provide relationships and sexual health education with an emphasis on self-respect to empower young people to make healthy relationship choices. We’ve developed a project to help young people and adults explore these issues further. The I AM Project is taught in youth offending institutions, prisons, pupil referral units and community groups.
Visit the I AM Project for more info.
Working with Prisons
Dealing with unplanned pregnancy in prison requires extra support. Female offenders are also at higher risk of pregnancy loss or losing the care of their children.
Choices provides a counselling project for women in prison. Choice for Change helps women to handle their pregnancy and child losses or the pain of separation from their children in a healthy way and rebuild self-esteem. We also provide unplanned pregnancy support.
We currently operate at HMP Bronzefield and HMP Downview but are in the process of extending our work with prisons.
Visit Choice for Change for more info