I am an accredited integrative counsellor, who considers the client to be addressed as a whole person. This means that each individual is seen as a composite of feelings, thoughts, emotions, and even the intangible aspect called the ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’.
Trained at London’s Minster Centre, in the forefront of psychotherapeutic methods, I have built on a foundation of sports massage, bringing people to a state of physical well-being.
I have developed my own psychotherapeutic approach called Body Talk, which is the fusion of counselling, body work, mindfulness and breathing techniques. It allows for release of tension which has built up in the body over the course of time. It stimulates the body’s natural capacity to heal physical, emotional and psychological issues without the client having to undergo a long, drawn-out procedure of therapy.
Body Talk is a psychotherapeutic approach which the therapist can use to assess and understand an individual’s or a couple’s body language, which may appear as communication dysfunction in such forms as clenched jaw, rolling of eyes, impulse to interrupt others, and so forth.
When you become aware of your own body language, you can express what you really mean and limit escalation of conflict arising from misunderstanding.
As a client said "Charmaine’s warmth and refreshing manner has the effect of inspiring confidence in her clients, putting them at ease, so that they may comfortably work to gain insight into their personal issues, becoming enabled to emotionally self-regulate and make optimal choices".
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as a certificate in sports and rehabilitation massage and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. I am a weight trainer, and a specialist in dietary matters, having been a professional chef.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As an accredited body therapist, Charmaine also specialises in race and racism and works with the various ways we are psychologically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually wounded by race and racism.