Linda Helm-Manley

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Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21
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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.   All photos are recent. 

Everything is interconnected. I work with and in my environment.  This can include using outdoor space or bringing nature to us.  I train in combat sports as well as other activities and these physical aspects are part of my working style, bringing a unique process to Psychotherapy. 

I have been a teacher of counselling and martial arts and I run workshops in my neighbourhood which is an important aspect of my sense of giving back and paying forward. I am part of a consortium which develops my personal growth as well as being a founder of a local community organisation which provides support for less financially able and hard-to-reach people.

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

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 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
Accredited in BACP, UKCP
Director of CiC organisation working with local business and people in remote or deprived areas                                                                                          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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

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).

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

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

An investigative session - an hour and a half at £80 which is a one-off appointment.  Looking  at what is pressing, how you might move forward; £68 for individuals; £75 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.

When I work

Weekdays only

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.

Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Linda Helm-Manley
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