Regional & National networks

BICA has the following Regional and National networks

BICA has a network of contacts in Scotland, Wales and Ireland and the regions of England. There is a named infertility counsellor who helps organise periodic, peer meetings and more formal training events throughout the year. These are listed here and under ‘Training & Workshops’ if appropriate. BICA attaches great importance to these informal meetings for the consolidation and development of professional confidence and expertise. Many infertility counsellors work with little immediate support from their own profession. Active involvement in these groups is seen as an important aspect of preparation for accreditation. The details of contacts are as follows:


Anne Chien
01382 496475

North East

Sue Bedigan
0191 2638579
Janet Owen
01642 644961

North West

Ruth Lancaster
0161 928 2563


Suzanne Dark
07941 639015

South West

Norma Wilson
0117 962 0182
Meetings are held twice yearly in Bristol. It is a friendly and informative group for Professional Development, Support and Networking with others who work in, or have an interest in Infertility Counselling. Bring and share lunch.


Ophra Gilead

020 8361 4414

South East

Vicky Parkin
07887 527955