Pippa Fairhead UCKP registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Pippa Fairhead UCKP registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Brighton Consulting Rooms
18A Clermont Road
East Sussex

32 Church Rd

07817 510 943 / 07817 510 943

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About me

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and BACP registered and accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor.

People come to counselling and psychotherapy for lots of different reasons.  Clients have said that talking to someone objective, outside their daily lives, helps to make greater sense of problems they're facing.  Others have said just talking is a relief, and they feel the benefits of having a place to bring thoughts and feelings they don't feel comfortable talking about elsewhere.  It is a private space to bring whatever is important for you.

My role is to help you understand the meaning and value of what you bring with empathy, non-judgement, validation, and challenge where appropriate.  As well as helping you build awareness about unhelpful patterns and realise that you have the skills within you to make the changes you want.  The direction and length of therapy will be for us to work out together, I am guided by what you want and need.

I have extensive experience working with a wide range of issues including (though not limited to) anxiety, depression, long term health conditions,  change, loss and bereavement, relationship issues including affairs, betrayal, arguments and repeating patterns, childhood issues, abuse, difficulties in managing strong feelings including anger or grief, stress, and issues around identity.

I have experience working with individuals, and couples, for the short, medium and long-term.

Testimonial:  Gemma: “I have been having therapy with Pippa Fairhead for the last year. She brings a wealth of insight and experience which has been and continues to be immensely helpful. In therapy, it’s the careful unpicking of life experiences and the attention to detail which are crucial to understanding the past in terms of the present. Pippa has illuminated so many apparently small things which all add up to why I behave and feel the way I do. Added to this, she has a very warm and welcoming presence which makes it easy to engage with her.”

Please see other testimonials below.

If you'd like to discuss how counselling or psychotherapy could help you, please email or phone me on 07817 510 943.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • CTA (p) - Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy (psychotherapy qualification in Transactional Analysis)
  • MBACP (accred)
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practise

- Currently undertaking Diploma in Supervision & Certificate in Couples


  • BACP - registered and accredited
  • UKCP - registered
  • UKATA - member and accredited
  • EATA - member and accredited
  • IARTA - member

I have experience working in corporate industries including banking, publishing, online editorial, fashion and PR.  I have also worked in formal and non-formal education (through charities) teaching singing, music, anti-bullying strategies and psychoeducation.

Extra Training attended:

  • Faith awareness training
  • Transgender awareness training                         
  • Essential supervision skills
  • Mindfulness (both working with adults and children)
  • Duo counselling
  • Drug and alcohol awareness training for counsellors (60 hours)
  • Suicide awareness training
  • Harvesting, pruning and cultivating dreams
  • Interrupting child sexual exploitation
  • Impact of domestic violence on children and young people                                                               

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Alcohol and substance misuse issues
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • Ill health or ill health of a loved one
  • Loss including relationship break down, identity, redundancy etc.
  • Bereavement of a loved one or pet
  • Difficulties in childhood
  • Panic disorder
  • Issues around sex and sexuality
  • Confusion about direction or where to go next
  • Phobias incl. terrorism and agoraphobia
  • Abuse incl. physical, emotional, sexual, neglect and domestic violence
  • Difficulties managing feelings including anger, aggression, fear, worry and anger
  • Religion, spirituality and cult involvement

Photos & videos

  • Hove
  • Brighton Consulting Rooms


Please contact me directly regarding fees.

I have a number of low-cost counselling spaces available. These are for people suffering financial hardship; please speak with me about this on our initial contact.

I am registered with Nuffield Health, Aviva, Axa PPP Healthcare, Healix and Vitality.

I am also fully insured and DBS checked.

If you'd like to discuss how counselling or psychotherapy could help you, please email or phone me on 07817 510 943.

Further information


Andy: “When I started this process I was beyond sceptical. In my mind it was a last resort that I had to try. However, I have been pleasantly surprised at the difference in the way that I feel and the way that I address my feelings since I started the course of meetings.

The meetings themselves were allowed to flow dependant on what was in my mind that day. However, the natural flow (aided by Pippa's guidance) often ended on what seemed to be a completely different unrelated topic. In all cases the relationship between the starting and ending topics was how I felt in the varying areas discussed.

I went into the course of meetings not understanding feelings or how to deal with them but came out the other side much more aware and appreciative of them and also able to spot my triggers and deal with "negative" emotions.

I would recommend sessions for anyone who like me has/had a very narrow understanding of their own feelings, how to recognise them and how to react to them. I started off wanting to change my feelings but left understanding them, recognising when I was feeling them and most importantly talking with friends about how I am feeling.”

Jem: “By the time I sought help I was in a very bad place. However, I also knew with real hope, that it was the right time, with professional assistance, to start to learn about myself.

Pippa is helping me to understand why I think and feel the way I do. We are looking at the negative behaviour patterns that contribute to my general unhappiness and disillusionment with life. I have also been learning to recognise the triggers that lead to a range of disproportionate emotional responses as well as an awareness of where they come from.

Pippa is challenging yet kind. She routinely reminds me that my feelings are entirely normal. Her professional understanding of psychotherapy and obvious desire to help is extremely reassuring. She is a crucial voice of reason and understanding for me. I find sessions very flexible and I sometimes feel able to focus on the broader, bigger issues which lead me to a deeper level of knowledge. And sometimes I am simply lost in the ‘messy’ day to day stuff of a normal week. I find even talking those through can be very rewarding and mood alleviating and even eye-opening in their own right.

Psychotherapy is hard work but as far as I am concerned it is a grown-up thing to do, it’s immensely rewarding, brave and above all - vital. This process will ultimately help me find greater fulfilment in life and to be a better person - not least for the benefit of those close to me. Thank you Pippa!”

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1 6SG
Brighton, BN3 2FN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

Brighton Consulting Rooms has disabled access.


Throughout the week

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am currently undertaking a Supervision Diploma.  I have specialised as a Transactional Analyst in my psychotherapy practice but my supervision diploma enables me to work with supervisees from different modalities.  I am offering low cost supervision whilst I am training - please get in touch if you would like to discuss this.   

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