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 -
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
Stress Reduction Mindfulness
Anxiety and Depression
Trauma & Somatic Body Awareness
Relaxation and Resilience
Coaching and Counselling skills
Emotion Focused Therapy - present
Working Creatively - young people
Suicide Ideation and Self Harm
Exploring Art Intuitively
Family Systems Constellations
I am currently working towards Supervision Accreditation.
Please contact me for further details.
Individual: Daytime and Saturday appointments (9am-5.00pm) £50.00 per 1 hr session.
Couples: £65.000 per session (1hr