ancillary &
holistic treatments

Ancillary and Holistic Treatments

ancillary & holistic treatments

Psychological support

The journey through parenthood can be very challenging and complicated. The uncertainty that often comes hand in hand with infertility is a difficult experience to manage and can cause depression and anxiety. It can bring back memories that might be painful and make a person feel quite lonely and overwhelmed. We believe that everyone deserves and needs support through this difficult journey. Here at Serum, we consider it very important to help you deal with it and offer as much support and understanding as possible.

We collaborate with Eirini Ampatzi Ippikoglou, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, with whom you can arrange a session and discuss everything might concern you on this delicate and overwhelming journey.

Eirini is a psychodynamic therapist and a member of BPS and BACP based in London, UK. Her journey into psychotherapy started with Psychology BSc Hons at Birkbeck. She continued by completing an MA in Counselling at Goldsmiths University. Through her work in charities and the NHS, she has substantial experience on a range of issues, including intimacy issues and infertility. She is currently attending weekly clinical psychoanalytic seminars at the Institute of Psychoanalysis as well as weekly psychoanalytic supervision.

She provides sessions via Zoom or Skype in English and Greek. If you think you want to give therapy a chance, feel free to send her an email, and you can arrange a brief phone call as well.

Eirini Ampatzi Ippikoglou, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist MA, mBACP, MBPsS , BsC

Website: www.eirini.co.uk
Email: psychotherapy@eirini.co.uk

We also collaborate with Lilika Mathioudaki, Counseling Psychologist, with whom you can arrange a session and discuss everything that might concern you in person while you are at the clinic or online.

Lilika is a Licenced Counseling Psychologist on entry-level. She started her studies with her bachelor’s degree in the Department of Psychology at the University of Crete and then she completed her MSc in Business Psychology at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. She has acquired the Counseling Level 3 Certificate of OLC, approved by ABC Awards and Certa Awards License Scheme. Her practice is mostly guided by the humanistic approach, based on a Cognitive-Behavioral framework. She is currently being supervised by a professional psychologist, specified in training and supervising new professional psychologists.

She provides sessions via Zoom or Skype in English and Greek. If you think you want to give therapy a chance, feel free to send her an email.

Lilika Mathioudaki, Counseling Psychologist,  BSc, MSc.
Email:  lilika.mathioudaki@ivfserum.com

Acupuncture

Acupuncture as a practice has been used for many years in traditional Chinese medicine for a whole range of illnesses. Lately, more and more women find it very beneficial for their fertility journey as it contributes to their well-being, relaxation, mental and physical balance. It has been shown that acupuncture improves blood and lymph flow and nerve operation, while reproductive organs get more oxygen and nutrients to function properly. In addition, better blood flow in the uterus and the endometrium helps in embryo implantation.

We can easily arrange acupuncture sessions in our new premises during your fertility treatment and before or after embryo transfer.

Vicky Panagopoulou, anaesthesiologist, licensed acupuncturist
Email: vikipan23@yahoo.gr

Nutritional support

It is scientifically proven that a balanced and complete diet contributes to the preparation of the body prior to natural conception and fertility treatments. In addition, weight can have an important impact firstly on egg quality, egg collection procedure and embryo implantation, and secondly on a healthy pregnancy.

Here at Serum, we consider every parameter equally significant for a positive outcome. Providing a holistic treatment approach and under this context, we collaborate with two specialised nutritionists to assist in cases that need support pre and post treatment.

Dr. Dorina Sialvera, Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist, MSc
Email: dsialvera@gmail.com
Telephone: +30 21 1015 0367
Athens, Greece

Dr. Theodora Sideratou, Biologist- Clinical Dietitian-Nutritionist
Email: dorasider@hotmail.com
Telephone (WhatsApp): +39 338 801 3405
Bologna, Italy