Welcome to

The Wellness Gateway

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Our aims are to provide a gateway to support people to improve their emotional, physical, mental and social wellness in a trauma-informed approach. Many people do not understand they may be living with a trauma response and become stuck in the mental health & medicine maze.

We are a tiny community interest company trying to do big things. We are based across the Harrogate and Rural district area and have two therapy rooms at Community House on Allhallowgate in Ripon, North Yorkshire and other spaces over the district.  We offer a triage system to assess people’s needs whether that would be advice, signposting, therapy, therapeutic activities, self-help classes, wellness or training.  We offer trauma-informed education and accredited training to help people living with adverse childhood experiences and the effects of trauma. We are a preventative service, hopefully stopping problems escalating to the point of needing more serious and costly intervention and support.

How do we work? 

We are run by stakeholders, volunteers, trauma-informed staff and wellness practitioners that want to give back in their spare time.

What do we bring?

  • Over 50 cumulative years of experience from trauma-informed keynote speakers and trainers
  • Grass roots outreach experience from our school wellness hubs
  • Qualitative and quantitative data in this field
  • Our experience of sitting on the commissioning board for Complex Emotional Needs in NY
  • Up to date research in this field
  • A wide selection of reference material and books on adverse childhood experiences and trauma
  • Pilot schemes in schools around childhood adversity and trauma
  • Evidence based experience around adverse childhood experiences, trauma and public health
  • Community consultation data
  • Our experience working with stakeholders and being external trainers for the NHS
  • Our experience with clinical supervision in this area
  • Accredited trauma-informed training
  • Primary care approval to support childhood adversity and trauma 


How do people access our services?

There are certain pathways to access our help:

1. Adults living within the Harrogate and Rural Districts you can apply for a free 30 minutes triage assessment which is done over the telephone. This service is when funding permits (NO PLACES CURRENTLY).

2. Adults living outside the Harrogate and Rural Districts or not needing subsidised services can book a 30 minutes triage assessment over the telephone (£25 donation of which all profits go straight back into the company to help subsidised places and can be redeemed against future services with us). Please complete a referral on our contact page stating you are willing to pay a donation for the triage appointment.

3. If you are the parent of carer of a child under 18 please email contact@thewellnessgateway.org  We have several Wellness Hubs in schools and it could be that your child attends that school so you could be seen by us in school.


We do not accept referrals currently from services such as NHS, Crisis Teams, IAPT, CMHT, GP surgeries, Primary or Secondary Care, schools unless an established funding route exists.  

Why do we do what we do? 

We are passionate about bridging the gap between mental, emotional and physical health, the lack of community wellness support and raising awareness around the effects of a trauma care.  


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 We offer:

  • One to One Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Sensitive Restorative Yoga
  • Healing and Body Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Neuro-tapping 
  • Men’s Support Groups
  • Women’s Circle
  • ASD and ADHD support
  • Student Counselling Placements
  • Clinical Supervision 
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Trauma-Focused EMDR
  • The Rewind Technique
  • Trauma Tension and Release
  • Wild Swimming for mental health
  • Outdoor Mindfulness with nature
  • Trauma-Informed Workshops
  • Accredited Psychological Trauma-informed Qualification
  • 4 session online learning self-help courses designed from EMDR Therapy techniques
  • De-brief support
  • CBT trauma-informed Menopause education
  • Psychological Education
  • Creative Workshops for children to help understanding their emotions (by school invitation only)
  • Community Wellness Hubs in schools
  • A holding space for under 18s to talk

The Wellness Gateway is an approved therapy centre offering placements with Leeds Beckett University

Supported by

We are proud to be associated with Freedom From Abuse – a Community Interest Company focused on reducing the incidents and abuse and aiding recovery from abuse throughout the UK since 2004.