About me

I am once again seeing clients face to face, as well as continuing to offer video sessions via Zoom.

Especially in these uncertain and challenging times, we may feel weighed down.  We may prioritise other’s needs, sometimes losing sight of our own.  

We can feel overwhelmed, confused, anxious, lonely, powerless, depressed or unfulfilled and in emotional distress, but we may not wish to ‘burden’ others and perhaps believe we should ‘soldier on’.  Motivation, enthusiasm and joy are often absent qualities at such times.

Whatever may be impacting you, counselling provides the time and space to prioritise your needs and explore and understand what is going on for you.

As an experienced, qualified and registered counsellor, I can help you find your best way forward, overcome problems and adversities and feel more in control. I can work with you to identify your strengths and build on your resources, explore and make sense of past and current events and recurring patterns in your life, and help you understand and express your feelings more fully.

My adult client base tends to be equally split between men and women and covers all professions and issues.

I have had clients return years later if a new challenge has arisen in their lives.

I offer a safe, professional, confidential and accepting environment for us to work together, always respecting that you are the expert on yourself, although you may not currently feel this. I will regard it as a privilege to be able to accompany you through your process at a pace that is right for you, treating you with compassion and respecting your dignity at all times.

My clients have felt able to tell me things that they have never shared with anyone and may have held onto for many years. Although sometimes scary, bringing things out into the open can feel like a weight has been lifted and can make a huge difference.

Although this list is not exhaustive, I work with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Low self-esteem/Low self-confidence
  • Stress
  • Feeling sad
  • Low mood
  • Depression
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Work related issues
  • Life changes.

I consider the relationship between us of fundamental importance and will work collaboratively with you. In line with my own values and in accordance with my Professional Body, I regard being trustworthy as a serious ethical commitment.

Contacting Me

If you have any questions about my practice or would like to make an appointment, please text, phone, email or visit my website www.sallypipercounselling.com 
I will be happy to hear from you and aim to respond within 24 hours, or next working day.

Training, qualifications & experience

DipHE Humanistic Gestalt Counselling (Distinction).

I am an experienced, qualified and registered Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor and, as such, will encourage and facilitate self-awareness by working with you as a whole person – mind, emotions and bodily sensations. Raising awareness is paramount because with awareness comes choice.  I can use a variety of methods to suit your needs.

I spent several years at a charitable counselling service in Winchester where I worked with a diverse range of adult clients, providing both short-term and long-term counselling.  I was also a support worker with the Chrysalis transgender organisation in Fareham.

As a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), I regularly attend workshops and seminars.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Additional information

£45 per session for sessions finishing by 6 pm, and £55 for sessions from 6 pm.  Sessions last for 50 minutes.

Payment by Faster Payments/BACS transfer on the day and in advance of our session.


I offer sessions Monday to Friday.

Further information

I am in private practice in Swanmore, near Bishop's Waltham.  Private, off-road parking is available.  A bus stop is two minutes’ walk providing links to Bishop’s Waltham, Fareham, Southampton, Winchester and Eastleigh.

Please note that access to the property is by two steps.

In accordance with my Professional Body’s requirements, my work is professionally supervised and insured and I have enhanced DBS (CRB) status.

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Bishop's Waltham


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults