Charmaine Dunmow BSc. (Hons) Counselling and Personal Development in Saffron Walden

How I Work. UKCP

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

Exploring creatively in an environment which encourages self awareness and self realisation...

How I work

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.

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.

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, expressive art, visualisation, dreams and writing.

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

Qualification, Training & Experience

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

Post Qualification 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
Healing through the creative process

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

Couple Counselling & Relationship Work:

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

Group Work: Counselling, Personal Growth & Self Awareness

Group work is limited to a maximum of 6 people . The focus varies according to group needs.
For further details please email me.

"Each of us needs periods in which our minds can focus inwardly." - Daniel Siegel


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

Membership Organisations

I am an Accredited Member of the UKCP and a Registered Member of the BACP.

How I Work. UKCP

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