The British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) is a registered charity and the only professional infertility counselling Association recognised by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the British Fertility Society in the United Kingdom.
Our aims are:
- To ensure that those who seek the services of our members are making fully informed decisions in relation to their treatment and family building options.
- To support our members in their practice and professional development through the provision of information, training, opportunities for networking and through an accreditation process that ensures high quality standards and ethical practice are evaluated, maintained and adhered to.
- To safeguard the best interests of those who seek the services of our members, recognising the sensitivity and expertise required when working with people affected by infertility, secondary infertility and involuntarily childlessness, many of whom face complex decisions related to alternative approaches to modern family creation such as donation, surrogacy and/or fertility preservation
- To inform and educate the wider public and our colleagues in the field of assisted conception about the psychological and social impact of infertility through the provision of training and information.
As a registered charity we are committed to using our resources effectively to promote our aims