About me

The official line: I'm a qualified and experienced counsellor, based in Eastbourne in East Sussex. I have:


  • A Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

  • A Degree in Psychology

  • Additional training in working with trauma, Sand Tray Therapy, Behavioural Activation, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness

  • Extensive experience working in counselling services with people experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, suicidal thoughts, loss and trauma

  • Prior experience working in the NHS with people with severe mental health problems


Alongside my private practice, I currently work as a counsellor at a hospice with people with life limiting illnesses, their families and carers.


I'm a registered member of the BACP and am covered by professional liability insurance.

The bottom line: The therapeutic relationship is profoundly personal, so I imagine you'll want to know something about who you'll be working with. ​


I'm passionate about counselling because I know how transformative it can be. I put up with anxiety and noisy negative thoughts for years, feeling I should be able to cope better. Counselling helped me understand why I was struggling and to find effective and practical tools to manage my anxiety and to thrive.  Now I'm privileged enough to spend my days empowering others to do the same and to become their own 'mind gardener'.

Alongside being a counsellor I enjoy walking my squirrel-obsessed dog, Bailey.


Pippa Menzies

BACP Registered Counsellor

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