Helen Pond MBACP Accredited and Registered

Helen Pond  MBACP Accredited and Registered

North Yorkshire

Orchard Therapy Centre
LS18 5BL

07804 594136

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North Yorkshire

Orchard Therapy Centre
LS18 5BL

07804 594136

About me

About me

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 manage your anxiety, depression, anger, or low self-esteem.

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 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 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


In my private practice in Harrogate I charge from £50 a session.

At the Orchard centre I charge from £60 a session.

Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash.

Further information

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

Harrogate, HG2
Leeds, LS18 5BL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


I see clients during the day and in the evening, but not at weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults