Life, work, love and loss.

Making the hard decisions lighter.

Most of us expect to fall in love with our new-born but this is not always the case. Perhaps you look at your baby and feel empty, overwhelmed or scared. At the time this may feel bewildering and distressing.

It may feel hard to acknowledge that sometimes we need help to love our baby when the anticipated feelings don’t come and the attachment and bonding become disturbed. This may be as a result of post-natal depression or relate to current difficulties in your life. It could also be that complicated feelings are activated by the birth relating to experiences and memories from your past and your own parental relationships.

At Rafan House, we are acutely sensitive to the vulnerabilities of the pre- and post-natal period. Our highly-trained and experienced therapists can offer compassionate psychotherapeutic interventions at this delicate time.