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Helping with decisions about unplanned pregnancy

Prior to making your decision, a collection of fact sheets and resources have been produced for you to read. Counselling sessions are also available for you and your support person (see below for more information).

Counselling is not compulsory. It is your choice whether to have counselling or not.

The Pregnancy Advisory Centre also provides post-abortion counselling for women and their support partners.

Counselling

Counsellors aim to provide a warm, supportive, non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings about your unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, or your experience of abortion.

Counselling provided by qualified social workers who uphold practice standards and ethics governed by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Counselling is not compulsory. It is your choice whether to have counselling or not.

The session is led by you and gives you the opportunity to discuss any concerns or fears you may have and decision making strategies. Your partner or significant others can be involved if you wish. Counsellors will support you to take the time you need to make the decision that is right for you.

Prior to making your decision, counsellors will give you accurate information about your options which may include, continuing the pregnancy and parenting, continuing and choosing adoption, and terminating the pregnancy.

Counsellors see and support many women, some of whom choose to continue their pregnancy as well as those who choose abortion.

Make an appointment

If you would like to speak to a counsellor, or make an appointment you can contact the Pregnancy Advisory Centre or other unplanned pregnancy service providers.

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