Your counsellor. My name is Silvia Maguire.
Hello and welcome.
My counselling style
I’m a counsellor in Integrative Humanistic Counselling. My main approach is Person-Centred, the purpose of which is to focus on your difficulties and needs by helping you to find better ways to understand and manage your concerns whilst establishing a collaborative working relationship.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) are supporting techniques that I use in therapy depending on the presenting issues.
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 objective-focus counselling for individuals living in the Hertfordshire area. I work with different areas of concerns, specializing in bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, low self-confidence and low self-esteem and relationships issues.
Together with face-to-face therapy, I also offer online and telephone counselling sessions. Counselling for Spanish speakers is also available.
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. I carry full liability insurance and an up-to-date DBS.
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.