Light House Psychology

Lou Hillier 01258 857433


Welcome and thank you for visiting! I hope you find the information here useful. It can be hard to reach out for help but please do not hesitate to contact me via or call on 01258 857433 if you have a question or would like to explore accessing psychological therapy. I will always be very happy to hear from you and will do my best to help you in any way I can. 

Qualifications & Experience

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (BSc Psychology, MSc and Doctoral Qualification Counselling Psychology) and have 20 years experience working in the UK mental health system in both primary and secondary care services. 

Psychological Therapy

I provide psychological therapies both online and face-to-face for those who live locally (Dorset, UK). I specialise in working with relationship, trauma/PTSD, attachement/loss and adjustment issues to help you overcome your difficulties and reach your full potential. 

Wellbeing Resources

As a freelance psychologist, I produce resources to enhance emotional and psychological wellbeing, which I share via Light House Psychology on YouTube and Facebook (see links at the top and bottom of this page). 

Addiction Rehabilitation Service

I work in partnership with SP Bespoke facilitating a comprehensive addiction home rehabilitation service that includes family, medical and legal interventions, as well as individual and family psychological therapies. Please contact me at for more information. 

Expert Witness Medico-Legal Reports

I am a trained Expert Witness and have experience providing reports and/or assessments for both my clients and third parties (e.g. Solicitors) for adults and children in the following mental health areas: fitness to work, employment/social security tribunals, personal injury, parenting skills, substance misuse, PTSD, personality disorders, attachment and psychological aspects of physical injury/disfigurement. 

Health Insurance

I am accredited by the following health insurance companies (my provider number is shown in brackets):

Aviva (600106456)
AXA PPP (LH02258) 
VitalityHealth (SP082161)

How do I get started in psychological therapy?

Please do take a look at the FAQs to help you decide if the services I offer may be right for you.  When you are ready, just send an email to to arrange your free initial consultation.

This is an overview of how psychological therapy works. The person is represented by the 3 over-lapping circles within the larger circle.

Risk of Harm to Self or Others

In urgent/emergency situations, please follow the advice below as I do not offer an emergency or out-of-hours service and cannot respond in a timely manner outside scheduled sessions:

If you or another are at risk of harm and require urgent mental health support please contact your GP in the first instance, or if out-of-hours, one or more of the following:

•    The Samaritans National helpline: 116 123 (this number is free to call) available 24/7 .
•    NHS 111 service can be called for non-urgent medical help (this number is free to call) available 24/7.  
•    In emergency situations please call 999 or attend your local Hospital Accident & Emergency Department.