About me

I am a very experienced psychotherapist, trained to listen and to help you explore and reflect on issues that are worrying you.

How Psychotherapy can help

I will work with you to help you understand and manage your anxiety, panic attacks, depression and feeling sad. You may be struggling with family issues, or low self esteem. Together we can find a better way for you to move on in your life and feel more motivated.

We can all find ourselves in periods of distress, feeling unable to decide what we want or where we are going in life. Balancing our work and relationships can be complicated and we can all benefit from support to make changes to improve the quality of our lives.

This may be a short piece of work, or long term for more complex issues.

I believe that counselling should be a positive encounter and through my own experience of therapy I know that it can also be life changing. I am interested in helping you to gain awareness, clarity and insight to help you to make the changes that you seek.

What to expect from your first session

At our initial session you will have an opportunity to talk over the issues which have brought you to seek counselling, this will take about an hour. Confidence in our relationship will help you with the depth of change that you want to achieve in your life.

Please call or email and I will call you back to arrange an appointment.

Coronavirus outbreak

I am offering online and telephone counselling only at the moment. I want to help clients deal with the anxiety and stress currently being caused as well as any life inhibiting issues.

Training, qualifications & experience


I trained at WPF and the Minster Centre, London. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

I abide by and work within the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. www.bacp.co.uk. Accreditation is a recognition by the BACP of having achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

I regularly read new research, belong to a CPD group of psychotherapists and attend courses so that I can keep up to date with the latest thinking in my field. I have regular supervision and hold professional insurance.

My professional development and specialised training includes:

  • Post graduate training in Psychotherapy
  • Attachment and developmental issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bereavement, grief and loss
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mentalisation for personality disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • OU and BACP course June 2020 -  How to do Counselling Online, a Coronavirus Primer
  • I have 13 years experience in Private Practice
  • I am DBS approved and registered

I have worked for the Cara Trust (an HIV charity), Victim Support (crime related counselling), and a Community Counselling Service (GP referred counselling).
As a psychotherapist in the NHS I worked with acute cases where the patient was in the care of a psychiatrist.

Having worked in private companies, and as a psychotherapist, I understand the importance of work/life balance, the stresses of the workplace, and the difficulties of career change.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Moving through grief and bereavement to find a way to manage your life.

Understanding yourself better to break habitual patterns.

Working out the most successful way to manage your relationships.

Improving your confidence and self-esteem.

Help available around the current Cov1D 19 health crisis.


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • In my private practice in Harrogate I charge from £60 a session.
  • Payment can be made by bank transfer


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I see clients at any time except at weekends.

In the current health crisis I am working online only.

Further information

I work in private practice in central Harrogate.

North Yorkshire

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Online and telephone only in the current health crisis. I am happy to take on new clients and offer whatever help I can in these difficult circumstances, whether it be around anxiety or more practical issues.

Helen Pond

Helen Pond