Linda Helm-Manley BACP (Accred) UKCP

Linda Helm-Manley  BACP (Accred)  UKCP

The Stow


07946 615446

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About me

Welcome.  I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, working with individuals, couples and under 16's. I have over 20 years of experience working in Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford and the surrounding borders.  I am a practicing martial artist with more than 30years experience, including teaching in the local area.  I also run safety and self esteem workshops for the community and have been a teacher of counselling to new students. I have facilities in both 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          

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

I'm also BUPA approved:

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

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.

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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


        £55 for individuals and £62 for couples. For EAP and company referrrals, please call to speak with me directly.

        For group workshops - please contact me for further information.

        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.

        Maps & Directions

        Harlow, CM20
        Sawbridgeworth, CM21

        Type of session

        Online counselling: No
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Weekdays Please state which venue you are requesting

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme