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My research explores the impacts of pregnancy loss, infertility and involuntary childlessness.

Published Work

Sives, A. (2016) Mourning involuntary childlessness,’ Journal of Fertility Counselling, 23: 3, pp.20-23

Sives, A. (2016) ‘Mourning involuntary childlessness’, Therapy Today, May, pp.18-22

Sives, A. (2016) ‘ “I am losing my baby. I am losing my last chance at motherhood”: an exploration of delayed childbirth, pregnancy loss and involuntary childlessness’. In P. Gubi and V. Swinton (Eds.) Researching lesser-explored issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy (London: Karnac Press).  Pp.33-60.

Sives, A. (2015) ‘Breaking the Silence: Exploring the impact of pregnancy loss on women who delay childbirth and remain childless,’ Journal of Fertility Counselling 22:1, pp.17-19.


  • Ph.D.
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Therapeutic Skills
  • M.A. Clinical Counselling
  • Master’s in Public Administration
  • M.A. Latin American Studies
  • B.A. (Hons) History and Politics

Professional memberships

  • MBACP (Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • MBICA (Member of the British Infertility Counselling Association)