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About Us


Welcome to the wide world of Helen Arkell

Helen Arkell is a registered charity, founded by Helen, Joy Pollock and Elisabeth Waller. It first opened its doors in London on 26 April 1971. We have been based at our current location in Frensham, Surrey, since 1987.

In the broadest possible sense Helen Arkell encompasses a whole spectrum of learning. Individual dyslexics come to learn about themselves, their challenges and how to compensate for them.  Teachers and educationalists, as well as employers, come to us to learn about dyslexics and how to deliver the dyslexia strategies that will help them achieve their potential.

At the same time, in the middle of it all, we ourselves learn more and more about how to identify people with dyslexia and develop new ideas to enable and facilitate the whole process. Overall it means we meet a lot of people at Helen Arkell:

  • Those personally affected by dyslexia, both young and old
  • Those who think they might be and want to find out if they are
  • Those affected indirectly because they have a child they feel might have dyslexia
  • Those interested in acquiring the skills required to work with people with dyslexia in education or the workplace
  • Those simply inquisitive to find out more about the fascinating area in which we work

We are happy to share our ideas and  enthusiasm with everybody. Anybody, child or adult alike, is welcome at Helen Arkell.

Bernadette McLean, MA DipEd DipRSA(SpLD), NLP Mast.Pract Cert (ANLP), BA (Hons)

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Registered in England No. 3432423 Registered Charity No. 1064646