Welcome to The Firgrove Centre, Southampton
A counselling and support service
We offer a compassionate and caring service for anyone over the age of 18 in the Southampton and surrounding area who is seeking help with the impact of miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death, unintended pregnancy, loss to adoption or issues surrounding a termination. Read more About us.
We can support you through:
Pregnancy Loss or Baby Loss at Birth
We offer a safe place to receive care, support and counselling for the trauma of the loss and time to explore ways to move forward.
Giving time and space to talk through the impact of the pregnancy in a confidential setting.
An opportunity to explore the impact emotionally and physically and support you through counselling on your path for the future.
Loss to Adoption
Counselling through the grieving process using our recovery programme, building hope for the future, whether your loss is recent or some years ago.
“I just wanted to write a huge thank you for helping me through the darkest, most difficult time of my life. I really can’t explain how grateful I am. Just having someone to listen and not judge, helped me process a complete mess of emotions. Without these regular sessions I really don’t think I could have made it out the other side.”
Recent visitor to the Centre
Frequently Asked Questions
Are appointments confidential?
All our appointments with you are confidential and we see our clients in a one-to-one setting.
Do I need a referral?
No, there are many ways you may have heard of us, through friends or colleagues or one of the Health Services. Please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Is there any cost?
As a charity our counselling service is donations based and we encourage clients to make a donation towards the cost of their counselling.
What happens when I get in touch?
We will invite you to an initial appointment. Then we can hear more about your situation and see what we can offer.
Can men use your services?
Yes, they can.
How long do sessions last?
We offer weekly sessions and each lasts about an hour.
Which areas do you cover?
We cover all of Southampton and the surrounding area. Wherever you live, you only need to be able to come to the Centre here in Shirley, Southampton.
Can I still come if my loss was years ago?
Yes, our clients’ reasons for seeking counselling can be recent or from many years ago.
Will I have to wait before my counselling can start?
We will let you know if there is a waiting list when you get in touch and we work really hard to keep this to as short a time as possible.