Maria Antonieta Olguin Cigarroa, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Maria Antonieta Olguin Cigarroa

Welwyn Garden City AL7 English, Spanish
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Maria Antonieta Olguin Cigarroa, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Maria Antonieta Olguin Cigarroa

Welwyn Garden City AL7 English, Spanish
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My Approach

I am a UKCP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist. I also have specialist training and experience in trauma and PTSD, as well as experience working both in the public and private sectors with many different people (+18 / adults only) wishing to receive counselling or psychotherapy for different reasons.
Being an integrative therapist means that I acknowledge and value the uniqueness of each person as no one single approach can suit every person, therefore in my work I combine different techniques and theoretical approaches according the each client's unique needs.
My training was a comprehensive and demanding lengthy training, which also included my own personal therapy.

We may all find ourselves sometimes needing another person to talk to as we may be going through some difficulties in our relationships, life, job, etc. and we feel that it is important to share these with someone outside our circle of family and/or friends, to support us during these processes.
Psychotherapy can also offer a space for those who are considering a change in their life or for personal development.
Others use Psychotherapy as a place where they can find someone who can 'walk' with them through a transition time such as adjusting to living alone; or after having recently received a diagnosis such as bipolar, anxiety disorder, depression, etc. that may need clarification and adjustment.
On other occasions, we may feel worried and confused about our past or present circumstances, experiences, issues in relationships that can lead us to feeling without motivation or not knowing what do do. Sometimes in our lives we may have also lived very difficult and/or traumatic experiences that may have left us feeling shaken, even years after the event, finding it difficult to move on.
It is not always easy to talk to close ones about certain things and taking that first step can be quite difficult, but therapy can certainly help during all these processes.
In my practice I offer you a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental space where you can talk about and explore things that are important to you within a helping relationship. Therapy offers a confidential, neutral space to work through hard feelings, increase insights, enable behavioral, emotional and psychological change and growth, helping us to find new perspectives to understand and manage things.

About Me

I am an accredited Integrative Psychotherapist.
Personal experiences have made me become deeply interested in trauma and keep motivating me to continue developing my knowledge and engaging in further training. I have specialist training and experience in working with trauma and PTSD.

I am a recognized provider for the health insurance companies Aviva and AXA PPP and VitalityHealth. Fees may vary from my normal fees and they will depend on each insurer. Each case will be discussed on a individual basis.



(Main) Training and qualifications:
I am a fully qualified/accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I adhere to its code of ethics and practice. I am also member of a) Regent's School of Psychotherapy and Psychology, and b) Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College.

- EMDR trained therapist with Richman EMDR Training Ltd.

- Certificate (Level 2) 180 hours: Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair of the SPI (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute) Training Program. Find me on: https://sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/therapist-directory/maria-a-olguin/

- Certificate (Level 1) 80 hours: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory of the SPI (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute) Training Program in Affect Regulating, Attachment, and Trauma. I am also registered with SPI

- Advanced diploma in integrative psychotherapy (ADIP)(Regent's University London) Systemic and psychosexual therapy; gestalt and focusing approaches; critical psychopathology; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Jungian and Transpersonal approaches.

- PGdip in Psychotherapy & Counselling (Masters of Arts, Level 7) (Regent's University London) Psychodynamic, existentialist and humanistic theories & therapeutic approaches.

- Foundation certificate in psychotherapy & counselling (Regent's University London)

- MEd Master of Education (Cantab) (Cambridge University)

- PGCE (University of Hertfordshire)

- BA (Hons) 1st Class (University of Hertfordshire)

I work with

  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (part of my integrative approach) is a holistic talk therapy which is based on somatic (body) work. This approach has enriched my work at many different levels and with many different clients presenting varied of issues, such as anxiety, therefore it has benefited not only my clients who have experienced trauma.
I have now also completed the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) training with Richman EMDR Training Ltd.
Please refer to the trauma and EMDR section.
After my accreditation as a Psychotherapist, I have also expanded and deepened my knowledge by completing specialist training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic memory (Level 1) with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI), which imparts professional training in somatic (body) psychology. I have also completed Level 2 with the SPI on Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair (180 hours). I have now also completed the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) training with Richman EMDR Training Ltd. This is a great addition to my knowledge and interventions, which also provides a perfect complement to the Sensorimotor Approach. https://sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/therapist-directory/m-antonieta-olguin-cigarroa/

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Welwyn Garden City Office


Welwyn Garden City AL7
Hertfordshire

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Cost:

Free initial session (consultation)
My current fee is £50 for each 50 minute session face-to-face or Online sessions.
EMDR sessions are between 60 and 90 minutes long. The fee is £50-£65, depending on the length. This is reviewed annually.

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Maria Antonieta Olguin Cigarroa

Maria Antonieta Olguin Cigarroa

Welwyn Garden City AL7

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