Relationship and Sex Therapy & Supervisor
My name is Maria ( Maisa) Garcia-Fernandez I have been working with couples , young people and families for over 18 years, I’m a relationship and psychosexual therapist.
I trained and worked at Cheshire Relate, and I completed my psychosexual training with Cate Campbell at Manchester TLC. Over almost two decades, I have worked as a relationship therapist and delivered workshops for Christies and various breast cancer charities. I am also a clinical supervisor, and I lecture on the graduate and postgraduate Counselling courses at Staffordshire University.
I offer a time-tested combination of collaborative and integrative approaches to relationship, sexual and meaning-of-life concerns.
I believe there are simple approaches that can transform a couple’s relationship into a truly cooperative and affectionate one. Noticing the lack of effective communication is one of the first steps towards achieving lasting changes to relationships that we can come to cherish.
With new insights, sexual relationships can become truly intimate, and improving your relationship with yourself can turn into a deeply meaningful and lifelong adventure.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold Graduate and Post-Graduate Certificates in Couple's Counselling from East London University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy from Hull University. I have has also trained with Dr Margot Sunderland at the Child Mental Health Centre in London.
I hold a TLC in-house training Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy with Cate Campbell.
I am a fully qualified member of the Relate Federation and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £75.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Relationship Counselling £50 for an initial or ongoing face-to- face, Skype or phone call session.
PST treatment: initial and history taking £50 sessions, ongoing program, £75 per session, including information, instructions and materials.
When I work
Flexible for Initial and Ongoing counselling appointment, please get in touch to discuss.