Charmaine Dunmow BSc. (Hons), UKCP , MBACP
I am a Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists.
I offer counselling on a short or long term basis in Saffron Walden in Essex. I enjoy working individually as well as with couples and other relationships.
I can offer a safe space for you to explore your difficulties as well as your aspirations.
How I work -
Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship I focus on how my client experiences his or her 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 becomes 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 experience working with anxiety and panic, emotional abuse, relationship issues, bereavement, low self esteem and transitional life stages including the bridge from adolescence to adulthood, the passage to midlife and beyond.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc. (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Dip. Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
Somatic Trauma Training Certificate
Advanced Supervision Certificate
Creative Therapy - Adults
Stress Reduction Mindfulness
Anxiety and Depression
Trauma & Somatic Body Awareness
Creative Therapy - Young People
Relaxation and Resilience
Coaching and Counselling skills
Exploring Art Intuitively
Family Systems Constellations
Emotion Focused Therapy - Present