Welcome to Hearing Hearts.

Hi, my name is Pippa. Here at Hearing Hearts, you will find a gentle and accepting counsellor who's always ready to listen and support you.

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"Out of the heart...the mouth speaks"

So often our words give us clues to the state of our hearts, but it can take a warm and empathetic listener with training and expertise to help unravel those insights so we can resolve issues or learn to live with them.

When things get over-complicated or we feel we just can't manage overwhelming emotions any longer, counselling could be the answer.

Life is a journey of learning and discovery, and counselling is much the same. If you choose to share part of your journey with me, I can offer you a warm, empathetic and non-judgemental approach to the issues you are facing.

You may have struggles around one or more of the following issues

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Work-related problems
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Childlessness
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting
  • Miscarriage, abortion, and stillbirth
  • Sex and pornography addiction
  • Redundancy
  • Trauma
  • Unemployment
  • Gambling

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you don't see your issue listed here, why not give me a call to see if I can help? You don't have to shoulder these burdens alone - we can work together in the search for a better future.

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The idea behind Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is that how we think affects how we feel and behave. These three aspects of human life are interconnected, so CBT and similar theories such as Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, REBT, suggest that changing one will impact all three. Click below to learn how we apply this in counselling.


The brainchild of Sigmund Freud, (1856-1939)1 often called the Father of Psychoanalysis, who learned about the use of hypnosis whilst at the university & General Hospital in Vienna, but later developed the idea of getting patients to lie down and talk without prompting. He analysed what they said, focussing on the unconscious, and “Psychoanalysis” was born.


Psychologist Carl Rogers developed this theory as an alternative to Freudian and Cognitive Behavioural models. Foundational to his ideas was the notion that the client is the expert on themselves, with the therapist seen as an equal. The emphasis was on the relationship that would be built between client and counsellor and the client’s priorities would be what determined the direction of therapy.

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