Charmaine Dunmow Counselling and Therapy in Saffron Walden

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Charmaine Dunmow BSc. (Hons), UKCP Accredited , MBACP Registered


I am an Accredited Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I offer counselling and personal development sessions on a short or long term basis in Saffron Walden in Essex. I enjoy working individually, with couples, relationships and with small groups.


Making the decision to come for counselling is the first step on the journey to discovering and understanding more about yourself, your relationships and your place in the world.

I offer support -

  • with unexpected life events, period of change and loss
  • whilst exploring, understanding and learning how to manage overwhelming emotions
  • with reconnecting or finding a greater sense of purpose
  • with releasing old patterns of behaviour that no longer work
  • with developing more fulfilling relationships
  • with realising your inner potential


  • How I work

    Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship I focus on how my client experiences their life in the present. Every client has a unique situation and is considered as a whole. I encourage my client to explore and develop their own self awareness so it is made possible for them to begin to identify what it is that is needed in their life now. At the core of our work we will be looking at relationships in all their dimensions.

    As a relational, integrative counsellor my approach is always collaborative. Building a warm, non- judgemental, secure relationship is a fundamental part of our work together.

    I draw on theories and concepts from the three main schools of psychological thought: Humanistic, Analytic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT). My work is much guided by Attachment Theory. My approach acknowledges the crucial inter-relationship of body and mind.

    Talking, being heard and being understood on a deeper level can bring about profound change.

    Some clients prefer to just talk, while others connect more easily using other forms of creative expression such as working with image and metaphor, guided visualisation, puppetry, dreams, collage, story enactment, poetry, music or writing.

    I have significant experience working with anxiety and panic, developmental trauma, PTSD, emotional abuse, loss, relationship issues, bereavement, low self esteem and transitional life stages including the bridge from adolescence to adulthood, the passage to midlife and beyond.


    Couple & Relationship Work:

    I offer a warm and respectful space where each person can communicate their experience.
    My relationship practice is emotion focused.


    Group Work: Personal Growth & Self Awareness Creativity Workshops

    Workshops are limited to 6 people.
    For further details please email me.


    Qualification, Training & Experience

    BSc. (Hons) Integrative Counselling
    Advanced Dip. Integrative Counselling
    Diploma Integrative Counselling
    Certificate in Humanistic Counselling

    Post Grad. Courses
    Somatic Trauma Training Certificate
    Advanced Supervision Certificate
    Creative Therapy - Adults
    CBT Mindfulness
    Stress Reduction Mindfulness
    Couple Counselling

    Key Interests
    Attachment Theory
    Anxiety and Depression
    Trauma & Somatic Body Awareness

    CPD -
    Relaxation and Resilience
    Coaching and Counselling skills
    Eating Disorders
    Emotion Focused Therapy - present
    Working Creatively - young people
    Suicide Ideation and Self Harm
    Exploring Art Intuitively
    The Transpersonal
    Family Systems Constellations


    Supervision

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    I am currently working towards Supervision Accreditation.
    Please contact me for further details.


    My Fees

    Individual: Daytime and Saturday appointments (9am-5.00pm) £50.00 per 1 hr session.
    Couples: £65.000 per session (1hr


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