Relationship and Sex Therapy & Supervisor
My name is Maria Garcia-Fernandez I have been working with couples , young people and families for over 16 years .
I’m a qualified Relationship and Sex Therapist & Supervisor working currently for Talk Listen Change ( (formerly Relate Great Manchester South) and worked for over eight years with the Macclesfield Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Team.
I worked until recently as a Family Counsellor with Beechwood Cancer Care in Stockport supporting parents and younger family members affected by cancer, life-limiting illness and bereavement.
Prior to this I worked for two with young carers and their parents/families with Action for Children in Trafford.
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for an hour face-to- face, Skype or phone call session.