Pippa Copleston

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Uckfield TN22 & Hailsham BN27
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About me

I am a qualified registered counsellor and psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience. I offer counselling, psychotherapy and clinical supervision remotely (via Zoom) and in a safe and confidential location based in Uckfield East Sussex.

Remote counselling:

  • 8+ years experience of online provision counselling in Private Practice, and in an employed capacity 
  • Diploma in Online and Blended Supervision (Distinction)
  • Formal training (100 hours - General Certificate) in digital counselling provision
  • Supervision by a qualified and experienced online therapist

Our first meeting is at no charge. I work weekdays and can arrange evening appointments. Some concessionary spaces are available for low income/unwaged as well as for students on counselling courses. I am an approved provider for Aviva, Axa and WPA health insurance companies, so your sessions may be eligible for payment through them.

How counselling can help

We all have times in our lives when we need that extra bit of support.  Counselling is a way of finding someone trained and neutral to talk things over with, and this can help us to find solutions or different, more useful ways of coping. Often, even if there is the support of friends or family, those close to us can take sides, or have an agenda, even if they don’t mean to.  As your therapist, I offer a safe, neutral and confidential way for you to look at those issues that are troubling you with fresh eyes, without judgement or blame. Please feel free to ask more about how I work before making an appointment, either by phone or email. There is more information about my approach below, too.

My approach

Integrative means that I am trained in a number of approaches, some psychodynamic and some humanistic. Again, don’t worry too much about what this means, but you may want to Google some of the approaches that inform my practice which, amongst others are:

  • Person Centred
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Gestalt
  • Attachment theory
  • Object Relations theory
  • Family constellations
  • Systemic theory
  • CBT

I also invite clients to use creative methods if appropriate. You may or may not want to try this, it’s your choice entirely.

I keep up to date with new theory and thinking, and attend regular training and workshops throughout the year so that my thinking does not become “fixed” and/or outdated.

What to expect in your first session

Your first session is free of charge, and although it is more of an information-sharing time, gives you the chance to meet me in person and decide whether you think I might be the right person for you. I will ask for some basic details ahead of the first session,  and meeting with you gives me the chance to know more about you and what brings you to counselling at this time. This is also an opportunity for you to find out more about me and the counselling process.

What Next?

There is no obligation to continue after the first session. You may want to go away and think about it,  or you may want to book another session.  This is up to you.  If you choose to continue, I usually suggest that we review our work after 6 weeks. You will have a better idea after this time whether you are noticing the benefits of the sessions, and we can then discuss where we go from there.

How many sessions will I need?

This is probably the question I am asked the most, and the honest answer is that no one client is alike, and so estimating how many sessions are needed is almost impossible. However, should you decide to continue, there will be plenty of opportunities to review our progress. You are not tied into any set number,  and I encourage people to be honest about their experience of the sessions. The sessions are for you and if you think you are not getting what you want from them, then it is fine to talk about that with me.


I am available via Zoom or telephone. I work face to face in Uckfield. Please be aware that there are stairs to the counselling rooms.


I am able to offer weekday sessions from 9am with the last session beginning at 7.30pm

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Further Training

  • MA in Integrative Humanistic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2003 - The Minster Centre, London

Additional training

  • Diploma in Online, Face to Face and blended Supervision (Distinction)2023 The Academy  for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy (450 hours ACTO approved course)
  • General Certificate in Online Counselling and Therapy  - 2020 The Academy  for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy (100 hours ACTO approved course)
  • Clinical Supervision - 2007 Wealden College, Crowborough
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy for Couples, Children and Family - 2009 Wealden College, Crowborough


I began clinical practice in January 1999, and have worked both privately and for other organisations for the past 17 years. These include Southwark Bereavement Care, Age Concern - Kings Cross, CluedUp Info - Crowborough, St Peter and St James’ Hospice - Chailey. Most recently, I worked for digital providers of therapeutic support, originally as a counsellor and then for 3 years as a clinical lead.  For 5 years, I was a core tutor on a BACP accredited Integrative Diploma in Counselling course.

Professional Memberships

  • UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) 
  • NCPS - Accredited (National Counselling Society)
  • ACTO - Senior Professional Member (Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy online)

I abide by the codes and ethics of all the professional bodies of which I am a member, making my work accountable. I am fully insured and have a current enhanced DBS check as well as Level 4 Safeguarding.

In addition, I am  an approved provider for AXA, AVIVA, Vitality and WPA.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • WPA
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

£65 individuals

£50 Counselling Students

Other concessionary and student rates may be available, depending on uptake at the time of inquiry.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The Counselling Rooms, The Old Mill House, Mill Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5AA

Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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