“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― C.G. Jung.
Charmaine Dunmow BSc. (Hons), UKCP Accredited
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.
My practice is based in the historic market town of Saffron Walden in Essex, close to the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire borders.
I am an experienced, integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and an Accredited Member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
I work with adult clients on a medium or longer term basis. I enjoy working individually, with couples and with small groups.
if you give it space to move toward its rightness" Eugene Gendlin
I offer support with:
"You can have lots of feelings and have the same feelings over and over again. It isn't the recognizable feelings that make so much difference. It is sensing the edge, the unclear, what you don't recognize, but it is there, the bodily discomfort that the problem makes, which has meaning; it has its own peculiar quality, implicitly, it is complex, it has in it everything that relates to that problem, but not in a way you can say." Eugene Gendlin
How I Work:
My approach is primarily Humanistic, grounded in Attachment Theory and guided by current neuroscience.
What distinguishes psychotherapeutic counselling from traditional counselling is the emphasis it places on the in-depth, inter-subjective, therapeutic relationship, jointly created by the therapist and the client. This relationship is a central factor.
A Collaborative Journey
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 dimensions.
As a relational counsellor my approach is always collaborative. My work acknowledges the crucial inter-relationship of body, mind and spirit. Our work will incorporate 'focusing' and the body's 'felt sense'.
Talking, being heard and being understood on a deeper level can bring about profound change. Some clients may want to explore further by using other forms of creative expression, such as working with image and metaphor, movement, painting and expressive art, visualisation, dreams and writing.
Building a bridge from the inner to the outer world...
I work with people from different walks of life, covering a wide range of life concerns.
I offer a space to reflect, explore, to find meaning, to enhance life and to live more consciously.
I am also trained in somatic trauma work and I have experience in supporting people who are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, developmental trauma, attachment and relationship complications, neglect and abuse.
My work acknowledges the crucial link between mind, body, heart and soul... the embodied self.
Qualification & Training
BSc. (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
Post Qualification Courses:
Diploma Jungian Studies
Person Centred Art Therapy Skills Course
Somatic Trauma Training
Creative Therapy Certificate - Adults and Children
CBT Mindfulness & SR Mindfulness
Stress Reduction & SR Mindfulness
Couple Counselling Certificate
Supervision Advanced Certificate
Trauma & Somatic Body Awareness
Visualisation, meditation and breathwork
Healing through the creative process
CPD - ongoing
I am committed to my own psychological development.
My contact email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hold an Advanced Certificate in Supervision.
I am not currently available for supervision.