Who will I be talking to when I call?
When you call us at Cura you will be speaking to a fully trained counsellor, though they may not specialise in the area of post-abortion counselling. You can speak with the counsellor about your situation, and then we will arrange an appointment for you to come and meet with one of our specially trained post-abortion counsellors. The person at the other end of the phone will be kind, reassuring, and able to arrange your appointment for you quickly, usually within the next few days.
Who will be I be seeing for my appointment?
At your appointment you will meet a counsellor who is specially trained in the area of post-abortion counselling. The counsellor will not be judging you, but will be helping you to talk things through and explore any issues that arise.
Where will the appointment take place?
Your appointment will usually take place in your nearest Cura Hub or Outreach location, but you are free to specify if you would like to be seen in another Cura Hub/Outreach if you would prefer. Appointments may also be arranged in your local area if none of these locations suit.
How many appointments will I need?
Usually post-abortion counselling is carried out over the course of several appointments. The number of these appointments can vary, depending on your particular situation and needs.
Is the counsellor specially qualified in this area?
Yes. Your counsellor will have undergone additional training and be specifically qualified in the area of post-abortion counselling.
Can I bring someone along with me to my appointment?
Yes, of course. You may wish to bring a friend or family member along to the first appointment for support, or you may wish to have someone collect you after your appointment. Sometimes a couple may wish to attend together, or may receive counselling separately. It can help you feel more comfortable if it is just you and the counsellor in the room. It is up to you.
Will the appointment be confidential?
Yes. What is said in counselling is confidential, within professional working limits on confidentiality. What that means is that if someone is at risk or in danger, or if a child protection issue arises, we cannot guarantee confidentiality, but otherwise the details of your appointments will not be disclosed.
Will the counsellor disapprove of the fact that I have had an abortion?
Our counsellors work with and acknowledge the clients’ ability to make their own decisions and their right to self-determination. We are here to help, not to judge.
Medical Check-ups After an Abortion
Cura does not provide post abortion medical checkups. For information on free post abortion medical checkups, which are advisable 2 – 3 weeks following an abortion, visit www.abortionaftercare.ie.