About Amanda Sives / Additional Training

Additional Training

I have a particular specialisation in counselling for pregnancy loss, infertility and involuntary childlessness. I have undertaken additional training courses, completed research and published in this area. 
 
Training Courses:
  • Why me? Insights into Infertility. (British Infertility Counselling Association, November 2015)
  • Foundation in Infertility Counselling (British Infertility Counselling Association, June 2016)
  • Supporting parents through pregnancy loss and the death of a baby (Child Bereavement UK, February 2017)
  • Implications Counselling Today (British Infetility Counselling Association, March 2018)
  • Foundation for Infant Loss Online Training (May 2018)
 
Research 
 
During my MA, I researched and wrote about pregnancy loss, infertility and involuntary childlessness. From this research, I have published the following articles:
 
  • 'Breaking the Silence: Exploring the impact of pregnancy loss on women who delay childbirth and remain childless', Journal of Fertility Counselling (2015) 22:1, pp17-19.
  • "I am losing my baby. I am losing my last chance at motherhood. An exploratiom of delayed childbrith, pregnancy loss and involuntary childlessness.' in P. Gubi and V. Swinton (eds) in Researching lesser-explored issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy, (2016) (London: Karnac Press), pp33-60
  • 'Mourning Involuntary Childlessness' Therapy Today (2016), pp.18-22
 
If you would like to read more about this, please click on the following link to an edited version of my Therapy Today article. 
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