Maria Garcia Fernandez

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Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10
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About me

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).

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£50.00 - £75.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.

Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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I successfully trained in 2016 with the MBCAP and completed the placement with TLC in Manchester.

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Maria Garcia Fernandez
Maria Garcia Fernandez