Helen Pond MBACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I am a very experienced BACP Registered and Accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, 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, or depression and feeling sad.You may be struggling with family issues, separation and divorce, or trying to come to terms with post traumatic stress.These are all difficulties which I have experience in dealing with and 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.
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. A Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a certificate in Counselling Skills.
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
Mentalisation for personality disorders
Trauma and PTSD
I have 12 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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Help available around the current Cov1D 19 health crisis.
This may be related to anxiety or more practical matters and I am happy to help in whatever way I can.
In my private practice in Harrogate I charge from £60 a session.
At the Orchard centre I charge from £60 a session.
Payment can be made by bank transfer.
I offer concessions for key workers
Concessions offered for
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.
I see clients in a quiet and comfortable room, in central Harrogate, with disc parking outside, and the station is ten minutes walk away.
I am also part of a team of therapists at The Orchard Centre Leeds.
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 by this virus.