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

My Counselling Approach. UKCP

Charmaine Dunmow BSc. (Hons), UKCP Accredited

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

I am an Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with the UK Council for Psychotherapy .

I offer therapeutic sessions on a medium or longer term basis in Saffron Walden in Essex. I enjoy working individually and with couples and relationships. I have also recently introduced small personal development workshops.

I draw on theories and concepts from the three main schools of psychological thought: Humanistic, Analytic Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural . 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.

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 offer support with:

.Unexpected life events, period of change and loss.
Releasing old patterns of behaviour that no longer work.
Developing more fulfilling relationships.
Reconnecting or finding a greater sense of purpose.
Exploring, understanding and learning how to manage overwhelming emotions.

Including: symptoms of anxiety; phobias & panic; depression; complications in relationship and relationship breakdown; primary relationships, attachment & developmental trauma and loss; illness and bereavement.

I enjoy working with transitional life stages including the bridge from adolescence to adulthood and beyond, I have a particular interest in working with individuals who are entering the second half of life.

Qualification, Training & Experience

Current Study: PG Dip. Integrative Jungian Studies

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

Person Centred Art Therapy Skills
Somatic Trauma Training
Advanced Supervision
Creative Therapy
CBT Mindfulness & SR Mindfulness
Stress Reduction & SR Mindfulness
Couple Counselling

Key Interests
Personal psychological development
Visualisation, meditation and breathwork
Sensorimotor Practices
Attachment Theory
Developmental Trauma
Healing through the creative process


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

Membership Organisations

I am an Accredited Member of the UKCP

My practice is dedicated to counselling and personal development.

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