“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, MBACP Registered
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.
I am an Accredited Member of the United Kingdom of Psychotherapy and a Registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I offer counselling and personal development on a short or long term basis in Saffron Walden in Essex. I enjoy working individually, with couples, relationships and with small groups.
My email is: [email protected].
I offer support with:
My Counselling Approach
As an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor I draw on theories and concepts from the three main schools of psychological thought: Humanistic, Analytic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT).
What distinguishes psychotherapeutic counselling from traditional counselling is the emphasis it places on the in-depth therapeutic relationship jointly created by the therapist and the client. This relationship is a central factor.
My approach is primarily humanistic, grounded in Attachment Theory and guided by current neuroscience. My work acknowledges the crucial inter-relationship of body and mind.
How I Work:
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.
As a relational counsellor my approach is always collaborative. Building a warm, non- judgemental, secure relationship becomes a fundamental part of the work.
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 have significant experience working with anxiety, PTSD, depression, developmental trauma and emotional neglect, relationship issues, work related stress, change, loss, low self esteem and transitional life stages including the bridge from adolescence to adulthood, midlife and beyond.
Qualification & Training
BSc. (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Dip. Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
Somatic Trauma Training Certificate
Advanced Supervision Certificate
Creative Therapy - Adults
Stress Reduction Mindfulness
Relaxation & Resilience
Trauma & Somatic Body Awareness
Healing through the creative process
Human Toolbox Practioner
Coaching and Counselling skills
Emotion Focused Therapy - present
Working Creatively - young people
Suicide Ideation and Self-Harm
Exploring Art Intuitively
Family Systems Constellations
My contact email is: [email protected]
Personal Development Creative Groups
I also offer creative personal development workshops.