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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

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

From £50.00 to £75.00

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.

Availability

Flexible for Initial and Ongoing counselling appointment, please get in touch to discuss.

Bollington, Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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