Helen Vipan

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Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7LW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, Are you struggling with life or your relationships? Perhaps there's an issue you're finding challenging - or you're feeling low, anxious or depressed, life in general just not what it should be. I work in a client-centred way, offering you warmth, respect and acceptance, and will not judge you, whatever you struggle with. I have worked with many different issues and believe that in a caring, supportive and confidential environment, you will be able to work through your difficulties, and find your way forward to a more fulfilling life.

Sometimes just one opportunity to talk through an issue or decision can be enough to clarify thinking. If you think this could help you, then I can offer you an extended one-off session, with the option to use creative media, to help you find insight into your situation.

I work with individuals and couples both on-line and in person from Wellspring House Counselling Centre, Harrogate. Parking available. 5-10 minutes walk from Starbeck train station, and easily accessible by public transport.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Leeds Metropolitan University

Level 4 Diploma in Children's Therapy, CAPCB, Place2Be, Leeds

Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision, CPCAB

Further training in relationship counselling; bereavement issues; trauma and dissociation; managing anger; working with creative media; on-line & telephone counselling.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 - £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


£50 per in person or on-line individual session - 50 minutes 

£75 per individual extended 'one-off' or 'sand tray' session - 90 minutes

£75 per couple session - 60 minutes

  • 10% discount when 6 full-price sessions are booked in advance (not refundable)
  • 10% discount for students

When I work

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Further information

I provide training for groups in developing confidence, self-esteem and emotional resilience, and work with groups of up to 12 at your own location or at Wellspring House, Harrogate. Please contact me for further details and to discuss your requirements.

78 High Street, Starbeck, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7LW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is accessible parking and step-free access to Wellspring House, a ground floor counselling room and an accessible toilet. I am also able to offer sessions on-line or via telephone

Online platforms



In person

Looking for a Supervisor? I am a qualified Supervisor (CPCAB Level 6 in Counselling Supervision) and would love to work with you to enhance your practice - increase your effectiveness with clients, and your personal wellbeing and fulfilment in this rewarding but challenging work.

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Helen Vipan
Helen Vipan