The Resilience team. From the left are: Ross Mackay, Victoria David, Pippa Copleston, Sara Warner, Adam Goward and Elma McElligott.

Counselling business moves to new Uckfield premises

Psychotherapist Pippa Copleston is moving her business to new premises within Uckfield.

Pippa launched Resilience a year ago at Ringles Place and has been joined by four other counsellors and an acupuncturist.

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Inside one of the Resilience rooms at The Old Mill House in Uckfield.

Now she and her colleagues can be found in the Garden Suite, The Old Mill House, Mill Lane,  Uckfield, TN22 5AA.

Pippa has been a psychotherapist for nearly 20 years, has an MA in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Integrative Psychotherapy, and works with individuals and couples as well as providing clinical supervision to other counsellors.

Pippa says her colleagues, like her, are ethical, qualified, registered, and skilled in their roles and each brings to Resilience a wealth of experience. All have particular interests in their areas of work.

They include:

Elma McElligott, a Zita West-affiliated acupuncturist and a member of The Acupuncture Fertility Network. Elma works with all aspects of people’s health, male and female fertility concerns, minor pregnancy and menstrual problems.

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Another of the rooms used by Resilience at The Old Mill House in Uckfield.

Victoria David, a counsellor with a special interest in working with children and young people under 25 years old, works with this client group both in schools and for counselling services. Victoria is also a qualified Equine Assisted Therapist.

Sara Warner is an integrative humanistic counsellor with coaching training. She works with adults and has a particular interest in issues arising from boarding school and other childhood experiences.

Sara is also an experienced and qualified yoga teacher and aims to facilitate some workshops integrating yoga and therapy for relaxation and stress reduction.

Adam Goward is humanistic integrative counsellor in private practice in Buxted and joins Resilience as a group facilitator with a particular interest in how men understand and experience counselling.

He will be running several groups and workshops challenging the idea that some people may see counselling as “really a women’s thing”, which may put them off finding support.

Groups will be confidential to those men taking part, encouraging honest discussions by asking questions such as: Are men more reluctant than women to seek help from a counsellor?  Is there a stigma attached to men experiencing emotional distress/mental health? Is seeking help a sign of weakness?

Ross McKay brings a wealth of experience working with all kinds of mental health problems both in private practice and in other settings.

He will be running a low cost self-help group for people wanting to reduce and manage anxiety, stress and/or depression.

Price will be on a voluntary contribution basis and the course will run over nine weeks with the possibility of forming a longer term support group after this time.

Resilience will be running a variety of other workshops, events and courses open to all, as well as CPD and training for professionals.

Resilience also offers bespoke training for workforce, community and other groups who would like to work more effectively as a team, improve communication or manage change or conflict effectively.

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• Contact details for Resilience are available 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Counselling or Psychotherapy.

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