Our Definition of Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania (tric) is a bio-neurological condition categorised by recurrent urges to pull out hair, which continue despite the person trying to stop hair pulling.

Going through a rough time with hair pulling?  It can be hard to come to terms with, and certain lifestyle changes may need to be made. Take some breathing time and reach for something else which brings you comfort. When you’re ready, we can help you stop hair pulling.  Our expertise extends across all BFRB (Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours) and obsessive conditions. Help is at hand for the whole family, for life – human support from ex pullers and pickers as hair pulling doesn’t have to be forever.

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Here for the whole family, for life.

Human support – one-on-one, because  pulling doesn’t have to be forever.


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how we can help you

Welcome to Trichotillomania Support, an independent non-profit supporting people affected by trichotillomania and body focused issues. We stopped hair pulling and skin picking so you can too. Wherever you are in the world, we offer advice and support to adults, children, their friends and families.

We get it, because we’ve got it! 

Beards can regrow after hair pulling, but the patches where the hair grows may have different colour pigmentation.  It is possible, but unusual to damage beard hair from pulling.

Our regrowth page gives details about hair regrowth, with special reference to hair pulling.

Pulling can lead to a sense of shame, guilt and embarrassment, as well as preoccupation with hair, skin, pulling, picking, body image and often a fear of imperfection, looking or being bad or stupid. For this reason, individuals often keep their pulling and picking behaviours very secretive, and therefore the disorder can go undetected by friends and family.

“I Coach People To Overcome Hair pulling As I did myself, following my proven strategies and techniques.”

Jackie Smith

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One On One Bespoke Coaching Programs

We are keen to hear about you, because you matter. Make an appointment for a video chat with us for expert advice and guidance. We have a range of support available from free tips to hypnotherapy to fiddle aids.

Relaxation Recordings for Trichotillomania Treatment

Sometimes our brains just run too fast and thoughts just seem to multiply and germinate until it seems we are our thoughts.  We all know that meditation can help slow us down so that we become more aware of the present moment.  Some of us even know HOW to meditate, but do we do it? Not as much as we want to.  Others find their thoughts run too quickly for meditation.  Try our guided relaxations specifically scripted by a qualified  Trichotillomania specialist.

Why Work With Us

Support our work with behaviour change.  Established in 1996, we can provide you with expert information, gathered from hundreds of happy clients.

Over 30 Years Of Experience

I have treated OCD and hair-pulling consistently for over 30 years. I have Trichotillomania and OCD and last pulled my hair in 2001.

Qualified & Certificated

We only work with highly qualified UK psychologists who have themselves stopped hair pulling.

Coaching Programs

Book a session above, which comes with a FREE treatment plan for Trichotillomania & other behaviour based conditions.

Life Coaching With Trichotillomania Support

Is hair pulling holding you back?

The Trichotillomania Test. If you answer “yes” to at least 4 of the following questions, we recommend you get in touch for support. Our contact form is at the bottom of the page:


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