The Saffron Walden Therapy RoomCounselling and Personal Development

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“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.

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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.

Charmaine Dunmow. UKCP


My email is: [email protected].

I offer support with:

  • unexpected life events and periods of change
  • relationships and developing more fulfilling relationships
  • releasing old patterns of behaviour that no longer work
  • reconnecting or finding a greater sense of purpose
  • exploring, understanding and learning to manage overwhelming emotions

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    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.

    Additional Information:

    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.

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    Qualification & Training

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

    Person Centred Art Counselling Skills
    Somatic Trauma Training Certificate
    Advanced Supervision Certificate
    Creative Therapy - Adults
    CBT Mindfulness
    Stress Reduction Mindfulness
    Relaxation & Resilience
    Couple Counselling

    Key Interests:

    Attachment Theory
    Trauma & Somatic Body Awareness
    Healing through the creative process

    OCST Online Training - Video/audio
    Human Toolbox Practioner
    Coaching and Counselling skills
    Eating Disorders
    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]


    I offer individual supervision

    Personal Development Creative Groups

    I also offer creative personal development workshops.

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

    Counselling in Saffron Walden, Essex, within easy reach of Cambridge - Bishops Stortford - Stansted - Great Dunmow - Haverhill - Thaxted - Great Chesterford and surrounding villages

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