Pregnancy choices counselling service, Northern Ireland

If you're pregnant and not sure what you want to do and you live in Northern Ireland, FPA can offer:

  • non-judgemental and non-directive counselling
  • information on all your options to help you decide what to do.

Call 0345 122 8687

Funding for abortion services for women travelling to England from Northern Ireland

On 29 June 2017, the UK government announced that women travelling from Northern Ireland to England would no longer be charged to access abortion services.

FPA is working with the Government Equalities Office and we expect the full details of the policy to be announced in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas), Marie Stopes and NUPAS have all stopped charging women living in Northern Ireland for abortion care.

If you have an unplanned pregnancy, or are pregnant and not sure what to do, and you live in Northern Ireland, contact our non-directive counselling service on 0345 122 8687.

Pregnancy choices counselling service

The FPA pregnancy choices counselling service is the only impartial, non-judgemental and non-directive service available in Northern Ireland.

Around 300 women every year attend counselling appointments at our office in Belfast.

The service is completely confidential.

What is non-directive counselling?

Non-directive counselling means the counsellor has no opinion about what is best for you, and is there to provide a confidential, non-judgemental and safe place for you to explore feelings around your pregnancy, and the options you feel are open to you.

Whether you are thinking about continuing with your pregnancy, or considering abortion or adoption, the counsellor will take you through the practical aspects of each choice and provide helpful information.

Further information

For an appointment or to find out more call FPA in Northern Ireland on 0345 122 8687.

Abortion in Northern Ireland

Abortion is legal in Northern Ireland but only in exceptional circumstances. Most women from Northern Ireland who decide to have an abortion travel to England for a private abortion. FPA counsellors in Northern Ireland can provide you with information about clinics in England when you have a non-directive counselling session. This information will not be given over the phone.

Post-abortion counselling

We also offer counselling for women who have had an abortion. Any woman who has had an abortion can use this service, regardless of her age, or where or when she had the abortion.