Hello and welcome.

My name is Silvia Maguire and I’m a counsellor in Integrative Humanistic Counselling.

My main approach is Person-Centred, the purpose of which is to focus on your concerns and needs by helping you to find more positive and creative ways to explore and understand your difficulties, raise your self-awareness and promote personal development and self-fulfillment within an empathic and collaborative therapeutic environment.

I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) as supporting techniques depending on the issues that might emerge during therapy.

Your Counsellor

Silvia Maguire

My qualifications

I’m qualified in Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling by Buckinghamshire College Group – University Campus Aylesbury Vale.

In addition, some other training that I have undertaken:

  • BACP Loss, grief and working with end-of-life clients (CPD)
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder GAD and Panic Attacks (CPD)
  • Suicide Prevention training.
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk – Level 1 Awareness

My counselling services

I offer long-term and short-term solution-focus counselling for individuals living in the Hertfordshire area. I work with different areas of concerns, specializing in bereavement, loss and grief, anxiety and depression, managing self-confidence and self-criticism as well as and building low self-esteem and understanding relationships issues.

In addition to face-to-face therapy, I also offer online and telephone counselling sessions. Counselling for Spanish speakers is also available.

Affiliations

I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I’m committed to my continuous professional development and I attend regular Supervision sessions in order to offer the best ethical and professional standards of service.

You can find my counselling profile on the BACP counselling directory, online Counselling Directory and online Psychology Today.

I carry full liability insurance and an up-to-date DBS.

Counselling experience

I currently volunteer for The Counselling Foundation in St. Albans as a bereavement counsellor helping people to work through their grief and feelings of loss and change. I’m also a volunteer counsellor at Hertfordshire MIND Network in Watford, working with a wide range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety and relationships issues.

For a period of eighteen months, I volunteered as a telephone support person for the Counselling and Bereavement department at the Peace Hospice Care in Watford.