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, with couples and with focused groups. 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 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.
“A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.”
― Stephan Hoeller
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:
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
CBT Mindfulness & SR Mindfulness
Stress Reduction & SR Mindfulness
Visualisation, meditation and breathwork
Healing through the creative process