Ms Lisa Hitchen

Ms Lisa Hitchen

Talk Dynamic Counselling, Supervision & Group Work

Counselling 30048179

  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Counselling
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Hello. My name is Lisa. I am a qualified, experienced, BACP accredited therapist and clinical supervisor. I offer in person, online and telephone counselling under your Bupa policy. I am flexible and clients can opt for different ways to access their therapy that work best for their location, pocket, health or other reasons. I work with people of all ages – children, young people, adults, older adults, couples, groups and therapy trainees.
The last three years have been turbulent times for many of us with the Covid pandemic and massive cost of living rises. This may have meant that you and your loved ones may have needed more support. I offer a safe, empathic space to provide that support. You can use this space to work on anything – processing difficult feelings, working on change and finding new strategies, building resilience to manage challenging circumstance and events.
All sessions are confidential so that you can speak freely about aspects of your life that you may not be able to discuss with others. My practice is to empower you to make choices yourself about your life that will help you to feel better and move forward.
Over this year I have trained to become an EMDR practitioner. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapy
helps client to let go of the emotional stranglehold of past traumas and disturbing memories. These may continue to present into their current lives through nightmares, flashbacks, triggers, emotional upset in relationships and every day living and other ways. Letting go of the past helps clients to function better in the present and make life enhancing choices and changes for their futures.
Please contact me if you would like to know more about how EMDR could help you.
I have several years’ experience working in different settings – charities, schools, hospices and privately. Most recently I have worked for the Terrence Higgins Trust, a national HIV charity and have specialist training supporting those living with HIV, those with sexual health and psychosexual issues as well as members of the LGBTQ communities. As a former medical journalist, I was supported in this role through years of reporting on medical specialties, the NHS and private sector and on medical research.
At Terrence Higgins, I have worked with much shame and insecurity felt by clients experiencing the enormity of being different in a heteronormative world. Many clients have come from chaotic home lives with insecure attachment to their carers and I have worked to offer them a consistent and non-judgemental holding space.
I have experience of helping people that are anxious and depressed, feel sad and overwhelmed by change, experience panic attacks, or feel worthless. I also work with couples on their relationships and those coming to terms with the loss of a loved one.
Young people
I have specialist training for therapy work with children and young people through the children’s counselling charity, Place2Be. I work with this young client group on a range of issues - worry, comparing, body image and disordered eating, social media, family relationships, academic performance, abuse and domestic violence.
At Place2Be I worked systemically with the children and their families and provided counselling support for parents, carers and school staff as well as supervising trainee and qualified counsellors and running the school counselling service.
I am an integrative therapist which means I use different ways of working from different therapeutic models depending on you and your needs. I offer short term and longer-term therapy to clients and can work either way. Short term therapy is usually 6 or 12 sessions and I have much experience in working time-limited on particular goals as well as offering longer term psychotherapeutic support for deeper issues.
I adhere to the BACP’s ethical guidelines for the profession. This guides me in my practice as a therapist and clinical supervisor.

Areas of interest

Abuse; AIDS/HIV; Anger management; Anxiety; Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome; Bereavement; Child related issues; Cultural issues; Depression; Disability; Eating disorders; EMDR; Health related issues; Identity issues; Infertility; Long-term medical conditions; Loss; Men's issues; Obsessions; OCD; Personal development; Phobias; Post-traumatic stress; Pregnancy related issues; Relationships; Self esteem; Self-harm; Sex-related issues; Sexual identity; Sexuality; Stress; Trauma; Women's issues; Work related issues;

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (>50)

  • AB073

    Counselling session - remote - (>50)

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