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Hertfordshire Perinatal Trauma and Loss Care (P-TLC)

The P-TLC are a specialist, psychology-led, county-wide service for birthing people who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties in relation to perinatal loss of any kind, birth trauma or tokophobia (fear of childbirth).  Our Team comprises of a motivated group of professionals dedicated to both the prevention and treatment, drawing upon psychologically informed and evidence-based interventions to promote emotional wellbeing.

Our Service Aims

Our service is rooted in compassionate and trauma-informed care. We believe in creating an accessible, safe and non-judgmental space for clients to share their experiences.  Our highly trained, specialist staff draw upon evidence-based interventions to address difficulties specifically related to:

  • perinatal loss (e.g., fertility difficulties, miscarriage at any stage of pregnancy, terminations for any reason, still birth and baby loss, children removed due to safeguarding concerns),
  • birth trauma and
  • birthing-related anxiety (tokophobia).

The Service is welcomes adults (18+) from all backgrounds, cultures and identities. We aim to develop an accessible and inclusive resource that is sensitive to the unique needs of each person we serve.

Our Offer

  • Comprehensive assessment and signposting
  • Preconception counselling (?) and birth planning
  • Advice and consultation with partners and families
  • Peer Support
  • Maternity liaison with local hospitals to support the integration and collaboration of mental health and physical health services
  • Evidence-based individual and group-based interventions
  • Training, consultation and advice to referring colleagues and health professionals in the wider workforce

Referral If you, or someone you know could benefit from our services, please contact us for more information.  Health professionals are invited to complete this referral form

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