BICA has the following Regional and 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 -

The Scottish group meets twice a year in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. All of those who attend are BICA members. It’s a friendly group, which encourages the sharing of experiences and knowledge. It enables professional development and provides an opportunity to network with other Infertility Counsellors and gain support from each other.

North East

Janet Owen -


Central England

Suzanne Dark
07941 639015 /

The Central England Regional Forum meet in March and October in Manchester and Sheffield, members range from Midlands, through to Yorkshire and Lancashire.


South West

Wendy Martin Tel: 01179249488

Meetings are held twice a year 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.



Anthony Ryb  07785 714 254

We meet about 3 times a year on different days and times to suit everyone’s availability. We cover various topics, from practice dilemma to HFEA and BICA matters as well as inviting various speakers to talk about specific and relevant issues. We welcome any BICA members regardless of location.

South East

Vicky Parkin
07887 527955 /

Meetings are held on the second Monday of every other month via Skype – we encourage a good mix of discussion and speakers please email on the above address if you would like more details

Northern Ireland

Patricia Gilbert