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What Our Clients Say

Rosie, 37

Service: Pregnancy Counselling, Support to Parents of a New Baby

After years of trying for a baby I was thrilled when I found out I was pregnant. But I was also really worried that something would go wrong. I didn't feel like I could talk to my husband about it without stressing him out too, and my family just kept telling me to relax, but I couldn't. I rang Cura and arranged to come in and see someone. They were great, and it was such a relief to get it out there, how I was feeling. I ended up contacting Cura again after my baby was born. She had colic and there were days when she wouldn’t stop crying. Again, I felt like I shouldn't complain, seeing as I'd gone through so much to have her. My counsellor had said I could contact Cura again so I went back to the same counsellor a few times. It was great to have her support and help - she was a rock.

Michael, 35

Service: Unplanned Pregnancy Support

I wasn't going out with my girlfriend for very long when she told me she was pregnant - a lot went through my mind. I was angry with myself, I felt like at my age I should know better. I had pressure from my friends and family to "do the right thing" and my girlfriend and I were rowing all the time. I was so stressed out and didn't feel like I could talk to anyone about what I really thought - I was worried they'd judge me. A female friend of mine actually recommended contacting Cura. I'm glad I did, it really helped to talk to someone who didn't know me personally, and the counsellor also helped me with getting information on my rights and entitlements. I'm working through things now with my girlfriend.

Jane, 18

Service: Crisis Pregnancy Counselling

I panicked when I started to realise I was pregnant, I know everyone says it but I thought it wouldn’t happen to me. I was so so scared to phone Cura, I just didn’t know what to expect. They were great, from the minute I started talking (it took a few goes before I actually said anything!!) but the woman who answered was really kind and I felt so much calmer after talking to her. It’s great as well to know they are just at the other end of the phone if I need them again.

Jenny, 22

Service: Support for Parents of a New Baby

After I had my baby, my friends were all in college or working. It was like we had nothing in common anymore. I felt like I was all on my own. I emailed Cura and they put me in contact with my local centre. I went to see my counsellor a few times, she was brilliant. It’s hard on my own, but I manage and am doing ok. I’ll never forget all of her help and support.

Jack, 26

Service: Counselling After an Abortion

Going to see a counsellor was so different to how I thought it would be. I was worried they'd be judging me or wouldn't be able to understand my point of view because I'm a man, but the counsellor was great. I would say get in contact, it makes sense to talk about stuff that's stressing you out. It definitely helped me.

Marie, 41

Service: Counselling After an Abortion

I had the best counsellor in the world. It’s difficult to explain how much of a difference it made for me, I can only say thanks. While I may not miss our weekly sessions (with the sun shining outside), I will remember the last few months as a journey to a much happier place.

Tara, 27

Service: Crisis Pregnancy Support

I just wanted to say a big thank you to my counsellor for all she's done for me. I know I wasn’t always the easiest to deal with it (still amn’t!) but I will never forget the effort she made with me. She helped me through some of the worst (hopefully the worst!) times of my life and I’ve come out the other side. I’m feeling stronger and better every day.

Susan, 38

Service: Pregnancy Counselling, Support to Parents of a New Baby

I first visited my local Cura office many years ago when I was expecting my first child. I was on my own and feeling very isolated and unwell, which led to a maelstrom of conflicting emotions. I was so frightened and angry and desperate, but despite my turmoil, my counsellor was warm and kind and I knew she cared. It was a huge relief to talk without being judged and to know that I was listened to. Shortly after I made contact, I went into premature labour and my son was born at 28 weeks. He spent a very long time in hospital before he could finally come home and through it all I received the most fantastic support from Cura. This subsequently led to me training as a Cura counsellor as I knew as a client how invaluable that support was during a very fraught time, and I hoped to use my experience to help others. I never could have imagined the direction my life would take, but the kindness I was shown has always stayed with me. Today, my son is a happy thriving teenager and Cura is a still a huge part of our lives. I'm privileged to have such a long association with Cura as both client and counsellor and I'm so glad I made that first visit.

Emma, 21

Service: Unplanned Pregnancy Support

Somewhere in the back of my head I remembered the whole "Cura cares" thing and when I thought I might be pregnant I Googled them. I actually went in and did the pregnancy test in the centre, it was nice to have someone with me who wasn't going to freak out or start telling me what to do. My counsellor sat and talked with me about the results. I went back a few times and I brought my mam in too. She ended up going again by herself and I think it actually brought us closer. It was a really tough time but going to Cura definitely helped.

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