Helen Pond MBACP Accredited and Registered
Orchard Therapy Centre
I am a BACP Registered and Accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, trained to listen and to help you to explore and reflect on issues that are worrying you.
We can all find ourselves in periods of distress, feeling unable to think clearly, or to decide what we want or where we are going in life. I will work with you to help you understand and explore your anxiety, depression, anger, or low self-esteem and to manage it differently.
If you are struggling with family and relationship issues, or trying to come to terms with childhood sexual abuse, bereavement or trauma, these are all difficulties which we can work on together.
Balancing 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 experience of therapy I know that it can also be life changing. I am interested in helping you to gain awareness, clarity and insight into what you need and to work with you through your difficulties to make the changes that you seek.
Training, qualifications & experience
I spent five years training, at WPF and the Minster Centre, London.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling 2015. A Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2012. A certificate in Counselling Skills 2009.
An accredited member of BACP, 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
Specialised training in:- Anxiety and depression
Bereavement, grief and loss
Bereavement by Homicide
Sexual and Domestic Violence
Trauma and PTSD
I have 9 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
In my private practice in Harrogate I charge from £50 a session, and the initial consultation is £25.
At the Orchard centre I charge from £60 a session, and the initial consultation is £30.
Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash.
At our initial session you will have an opportunity to talk over the issues which have brought you to seek counselling or psychotherapy. I will carry out an assessment to establish if we can work constructively together. You need to feel confident that I have the experience to help you, and that you are able to trust me, the quality of our relationship will determine the depth of change that you are able to achieve in your life.
Please call or email and I will call you back to arrange an appointment.
I see clients in a quiet and comfortable room, in central Harrogate, with disc parking outside.
The station is ten minutes walk away.
I am also part of a team of therapists at The Orchard Centre Leeds.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I see clients during the day and sometimes in the evening, but not at weekends.
Types of client