Speaker Bio

Angela Pericleous-Smith

Angela is Chair of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) and has practised as a specialist fertility counsellor for almost 20 years.

Angela offers support, therapeutic and implications counselling to couples and individuals exploring their fertility and considering assisted conception or fertility preservation and people experiencing infertility, secondary infertility and people who are involuntarily childless. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychoanalytical studies and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited member of BICA. She is also a qualified Supervisor. Currently she is a Trainer with the BICA Training Group providing training to other fertility counsellors to improve and promote high standards of fertility counselling and is Deputy Chair of the BICA Accreditation Board.

Angela has co-authored BICA Guidelines for Good Practice in Fertility Counselling 4th Ed. 2019. Angela’s interests include all aspects of assisted conception, donation treatment, surrogacy and gender dysphoria and supporting patients before, during and after their treatment. She is passionate about supporting patients to make choices which feel right for them as they navigate the challenges faced by fertility.