Pippa Menzies

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Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PN
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you tired of feeling anxious, overwhelmed or lost? Consumed by grief, or feeling stuck and unsure how to move forward? Experiencing anxiety, panic, poor sleep or constantly on edge? Fed up with the negative soundtrack running through your head or just feeling there is 'something wrong'?

I'm Pippa and I'm a qualified BACP accredited counsellor specialising in empowering adults who feel they're just surviving in life to thrive and flourish. 

I have particular experience of working with anxiety, overwhelm, stress, grief and loss, trauma, narcissistic abuse, childhood emotional neglect and self-critical thinking.

I offer a safe, confidential and welcoming space - either face-to-face in Eastbourne or online - for you to talk through your struggles. Working either short- or longer-term, together we'll find effective tools for you to manage the difficulties you're facing and cultivate the life you want to lead.

Reaching out and asking for support can be daunting, but I'll make it as stress-free as possible. So, if you're ready to make a change in your life and want to explore whether I'm the right therapist for you, do get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from Wealden Institute of Psychology
  • First class degree in Psychology
  • Qualified to teach mindfulness (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy)
  • Qualified in Behavioural Activation
  • Additional CPD training in Sand Tray Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, bereavement and trauma.

From my work managing the Adult Bereavement Service at St Wilfrid's Hospice and working at Sussex Community Counselling, as well as in private practice, I have specialist experience in the following areas:

  • Anxiety, stress, worry and panic 
  • Self-critical thinking
  • Trauma
  • Life limiting illness
  • Health anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Bereavement (including bereavement by suicide)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Life changes
  • Caring roles
  • Narcissistic abuse 
  • Childhood emotional neglect

I provide CPD training to qualified and trainee counsellors on working with trauma and suicidal feelings.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self-critical thoughts

Childhood emotional neglect

Photos & videos


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Introductory meeting (30 mins face-to-face or online): Free

Counselling session (50 mins): £50

Personal therapy for counselling students (50 mins): £40

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

5 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4PN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Pippa Menzies
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