To make sure we can support and respond to each patient individually and personally, we offer a specialised and professional counselling team, as well as a patient support group, at The Hewitt Fertility Centre in Liverpool.


The team here is led by Patricia Lambert, our Senior Counsellor. We have male and female counsellors available and all are trained in counselling and are members of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA).  Though we are not medical staff, we have a good understanding of fertility problems and the various treatments provided for them. 

Counselling is available at anytime throughout your treatment – before, during and after. You can book by appointment Monday – Friday and on Saturday mornings. We’ve got both male and female counsellors on hand, who are all experienced in working with cultural and religious sensitivities – and we can even provide interpretation if you need it. If you have any questions at all, or would like to arrange an appointment at our Liverpool Centre give us a call on 0151 702 4075.

Liverpool Patient Support Group


Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) the Hewitt Fertility Centre has taken the decision to cancel all upcoming Patient Support Groups within the hospital/centre. This is to protect our patients, staff and visitors at this challenging time. We will update this page with any changes. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. The Facebook Group is still accessible, please contact the patient representatives below to be added to the group. 

We meet on the second Thursday of every month at 6.00pm and it's always a friendly and informal place where we talk, support and help each other. We sometimes invite along guest speakers to give us more information on infertility and the support available before, during and even after treatment.

If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, you can contact our Infertility Counsellor John Lippitt for more information and to be added to our mailing list at Or, if you'd prefer, you can write to us using the following address:

John Lippitt
The Hewitt Centre for Reproductive Medicine
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
Crown Street
L8 7SS

You are also welcome to contact our Patient Representatives who are involved in running the group:


The support group is held at the Hewitt Fertility Centre in the Liverpool Women's Hospital.

Liverpool Support Group meeting dates 2020, 6pm-8pm:

  • 12th March – guest speaker Jane Mutch, Consultant Nurse

  • 9th April - guest speaker, Jenni Jones – Fertility Yoga

  • 7th May (NB change of date)

  • 11th June

  • 9th July

  • No meeting in August

  • 10th Sept

  • 8th Oct

  • 12th Nov