Charmaine Dunmow BSc.(Hons),UKCP, MBACP
The Saffron Walden Therapy Room
37 Fairycroft House CIC
01799 794795 / 07775 795523
I am a Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I offer counselling on a short or long term basis in Saffron Walden in Essex. I enjoy working individually, with couples and relationships.
What I can help with:
- Support through unexpected life events, period of change and loss
- Exploring, understanding and learning to manage overwhelming emotions
- Reconnecting or finding a greater sense of purpose
- Releasing old patterns of behaviour that no longer work
- Developing more fulfilling relationships
- Realising your inner potential
How I work -
Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship I focus on how my client experiences his or her 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 his/her life now. At the core of our work we will be looking at relationships in all their dimensions.
As a relational, integrative counsellor my approach is always collaborative. Building a warm, non- judgemental, secure relationship will become a fundamental part of our work together.
I draw on theories and concepts from the three main schools of thought: Humanistic, Analytic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT). My work is much guided by Attachment Theory. My approach acknowledges the crucial inter-relationship of body and mind.
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, guided visualisation, puppetry, dreams, collage, story enactment, poetry, music or writing.
I have significant experience working with anxiety and panic, trauma and emotional abuse, relationship issues, bereavement, low self esteem and transitional life stages including the bridge from adolescence to adulthood, midlife and beyond.
“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.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc. (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
Stress Reduction Mindfulness
Attachment theory and development
Anxiety and Depression
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Individual 60 minute session: £45.00 - Daytime (9am-6.30pm)
Evening: from 7.30pm: £55.00
Saturday - (9am-5.30pm) £45.00
Couples and Relationship sessions: £60.00 (1hr 20 session)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer both day and evening sessions by appointment. I also offer home visits for people who cannot travel.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|