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Maria Garcia

About me
and my work

  • Anxiety & depression

  • Self-esteem & body image difficulties 

  • Addictions (behavioural and substance), dual diagnosis & recovery

  • Eating disorders

  • Emotional & physical abuse

  • Relationship & attachment difficulties

  • Couples therapy

  • Grief & bereavement 

  • Trauma-related distress 

  • Coping skills 

  • Conflict resolution

  • Anger management

  • Work & career issues

  • Stress management

As an experienced Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, I am dedicated to providing high-quality mental health care to individuals and couples.


I completed my professional training in Spain, followed by specialised training in the UK in addictions and eating disorders. 


I have experience working in the public sector (NHS), as well over ten years in the private sector, during which I have worked in two of the leading private mental health hospitals in London. Furthermore, I have experience working with children, as well as facilitating group and couples therapy.


My training as a psychologist allows me to draw on a wide range of psychological models (i.e., CBT, systemic and psychodynamic). My approach is integrative, underpinned by a strong relational element, where the therapeutic relationship is the first step in facilitating psychological change and growth.

In addition to my clinical work, I have held senior management positions at various private healthcare organisations, where I was responsible for the leadership, development and operational management of therapy services, including addiction and eating disorders services, and general acute mental health services.


I currently hold the position of Clinical Director at a private outpatient clinic in London.


I am registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) as a Clinical Psychologist, as well as with the BPS (British Psychological Association) and the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am also a member of the Spanish official association of psychologists (COP Madrid).

My practice complies with the ethical and professional guidelines of these organisations, and I have full DBS (CRB) Certification, professional indemnity insurance and regular clinical supervision.

Qualifications and


  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology (BSc)

  • Master's of Science, Clinical Psychology (MSc)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (PGDip), BACP accredited

  • CBT Core Clinical Competencies training with Christine A. Padesky, PhD 

  • Couples Therapy CPD, The Tavistock Centre

  • Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity, NCFED

  • Motivational Interviewing CPD, University of Bath

  • Psychology of Addiction CPD, University of Oxford

  • DBT Skills Essentials Workshop, British Isles DBT Training

  • The Complexities of Complex Trauma, ISSTD


  • HCPC registered (PYL042672) - Clinical Psychologist

  • MBPsS - Graduate Member of the BPS

  • MBACP (279781) - Member of the BACP

  • Col. M-33197 - Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid (Spain)

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