Lal Hitchcock MA, Dip HIP

Lal Hitchcock MA, Dip HIP

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17B The Park
BA20 1DN

01308 424519 / 07906 204565

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17B The Park
BA20 1DN

01308 424519 / 07906 204565

About me

A qualified psychotherapist and member of UKCP, I have been working in private practice since 2010. Located five minutes walk from the centre of Bridport, I offer a free initial consultation, and a full sixty minute hour thereafter. In exceptional circumstances, I can visit you in your own home.

I have recently joined a group practice located at The Park, Yeovil where I can see you on a Wednesday morning:

Some reduced cost places are available for unwaged, retired or low income clients.

With a background in the creative arts, I am open to exploring concerns and issues in a variety of ways.

My particular fields of interest are anxiety, depression, pregnancy, family or relationship issues, self esteem, realising creative potential, fear of mortality and bereavement.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychosocial group co-facilitation, for the British Red Cross, The Verne Immigration Removal Centre, Portland, 2016 -

Peer Support facilitation, Yeovil, Somerset (Chard W.A.T.CH Project) 2016

Self Management co-facilitation, Yeovil Somerset (Somerset Partnership NHS in collaboration with the W.A.T.CH. Project, Chard, Somerset) 2016

MA and Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, BCPC (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling) 2015

Mental Health placements: Rowan Ward, Yeovil, Somerset, and Chard W.A.T.CH Project, Chard, Somerset 2012/13

Cruse Bereavement Volunteer, 2010

BA Hons in Fine Art (sculpture and printmaking) University of Northumbria 1978

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Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Constipation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

Gastrointestinal symptoms with no apparent physical cause

Loss of creativity/developing creative potential

Living with the after-effects of boarding school

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  • Lal Hitchcock


Bridport: £30 per 60 minute session.

Yeovil: £40 per 50 minute session

Concessions available

Further information

I am especially interested in different ways of coping with loss, in particular death and bereavement.

My research area has been the relationship between the gut and the psyche: how inexpressible or unacceptable thoughts, feelings and experiences are sometimes located in, and expressed by, our bodies. Bringing these feelings to consciousness and articulating them can help to alleviate painful or embarrassing gastric symptoms.

As an artist, I am also concerned with blocks to creativity - what stops us from initiating a project, or completing what we have so nearly finished? Does making fulfil a therapeutic need, and if so, is this undermined by the loneliness that is so often a prerequisite for creativity?

Maps & Directions

Bridport, DT6
Yeovil, BA20 1DN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Bridport: Wednesdays afternoons - 7.30, Thursdays 9.00 - 7.30, some Mondays and Fridays, occasional weekends available on request. Yeovil: Wednesday mornings only.

Types of client

Older adults
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