Pip was born in the UK and trained as a Registered Nurse for people with disabilities (Registered Nurse for the Mentally Handicapped). In 1994, she emigrated to Australia and in 2000 completed a Transition to Mental Health certificate in Sydney. She moved up to Newcastle and began working at James Fletcher Hospital in the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and spending one day a week working at the Centre for Psychotherapy, learning Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

In 2006, she completed her Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) at Newcastle University and then became a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, meaning she is required to maintain regular clinical supervision and mandatory professional development standards, to ensure her practice is current and of a higher standard than a Registered Nurse.

For the past 17 years, she has worked in both inpatient and outpatient hospitals as a nurse and also as a therapist, facilitating Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) groups. Pip has her own private practice and sees clients with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, grief, relationship difficulties and she has a lived experience as a carer. She is also a Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and has found the 2 modalities work effectively together as they both explore emotion, language and patterns of thought, mindfulness, feeling and behaviour. Pip identifies as a member of the LGBTQI+ community, so particularly enjoys working with and supporting these clients, as well as people that identify as being neurodiverse.

Out of work Pip loves to travel, garden, go to the beach, volunteer at community events, play with her dogs and spend time with family and friends.