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About me

Welcome.  I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over 25 years experience.  I hold a Coaching Certificate and I am a martial artist with 40years of training.   Everything is interconnected. I work with and in my environment.  This can include using outdoor space or bringing nature to us.  Our bodies are often overlooked and here, we can listen to the language of our physical parts as this element of ourselves is welcomed to this space.  I work with individuals, couples, under 16's and families in Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford and the surrounding borders.   I run workshops for the community and have been a teacher of counselling and martial arts.  My facilities are in Harlow and Sawbridgeworth. Please state at the time of your enquiry which venue you are requesting.

When you embark on the journey of psychotherapy - you can explore any area of interest or concern in your life.  Here are just a few:
relationships   *anger                *childhood trauma     *mid-life issues
* depression       *abuse               *grief                        *sexual expression
* self identity      *self identity     
* anxiety and panic attacks     *harrassment 

This shared space is for us to take time over your life. To give room to  what may have been spoken a million times yet still has still not been heard. Or even to discover a part of you that has yet to be seen.  Who knows?

Being involved in martial arts brings the physical into awareness.  Some of the self esteem work I do is also related to this.  The language of the body is an important aspect of my work; internal, external and in relationship, allowing focus on a part of our human being that can often be neglected.

More detailed issues are included below and on my http://www.sharedspacetherapy.co.uk/

I'm also BUPA approved: https://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mrs_linda_helm_manley

My use of different ideas and practices such as psychosynthesis, psychodynamic, existential, philosophical, behavioural and other approaches, give us a choice to find a way to work together.

I have a passion for the local community and have run safety and assertiveness classes for young people.

I supervise other counsellors and have my own supervision and have taught counselling with a BACP accredited organisation.  I regularly participate in professional development programmes and also run development workshops for therapists, on a broad range of issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Clinical Supervision

Re-Vision, Post Dip Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
BACP accredited
Counselling skills facilitator
Workshop co-ordinator for self esteem, assertiveness programmes
Martial arts class teacher
CPD - Continuing Professional Development workshop facilitator
Integrative counselling (Advanced Diploma) in Psychology and counselling.
personal CPD: Couples (CPPD), Anger management, trauma, assessments, groups, abuse, self development, self esteem, coaching, mental health, working with young children and teenagers, body trauma, equine therapy, domestic violence.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

Mid life crisis
Panic attacks
sexual identity issues
pornography addiction
self discovery
adolescence exploration                                                                                                 rage and violence                                                                                                         PTSD                                                                                                                               drug, alcohol other dependencies and addictions

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


£60 for individuals; £70 for couples; £85 for Families.  I have some limited concessional spaces. For EAP and company referrrals, please call to speak with me directly.

For group workshops - please contact me for further information.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Sawbridgeworth: Parking available
bus route every 20 mins
mainline train station from London Liverpool St line.

The Stow: bus services to venue and car parking (fee) within walking distance.

Stairs at both venues, with a stairlift at the Stow.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


Weekdays only

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Supervision is there to support you and your clients.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Linda Helm-Manley  BACP (Accred)  UKCP

Linda Helm-Manley BACP (Accred) UKCP