Christina Sensale MSc, MA, Adv Dip Psy. UKCP, MBACP
97 Mortimer Street
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 10 years experience, registered with the UKCP and a registered member of the BACP. I work from two locations - in Central London and South Manchester, where I provide a safe, confidential environment in which you can discuss your feelings and concerns.
I imagine that you may have clicked onto this site because something in your life is not how you want it to be. Perhaps you are feeling unhappy, are experiencing relationship difficulties or finding the pressures of your family or work life difficult to cope with. Perhaps you have experienced some sort of loss - a bereavement, the ending of a relationship or job. Or maybe you are struggling to deal with the impact of earlier life events which still need to be resolved.
Some people seek therapy because they have reached a crisis point in their life and are struggling to cope on their own. Other people make contact because they feel stuck or have become aware that they keep falling into unhelpful behaviour or thought patterns which prevent them from leading life to the full.
Sometimes, attempts to deal with things on your own just don't seem to work but it can be difficult to seek support. Talking to a psychotherapist or counsellor who is trained to listen can be a source of comfort and support, can help you get a fresh perspective on your situation and gain greater awareness and understanding of the way you feel or behave. This in turn can enable you to make changes in your life and move forwards.
As an integrative, psychotherapist and counsellor, I don't adhere to one specific counselling model but draw from several approaches including those from psychodynamic, attachment, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), gestalt and body oriented theories.
Every client is unique and so I will adapt my way of working to what I believe might work best for you. I will also be interested to understand how you feel physically as well as emotionally, since our bodies often hold emotions which we have been unable to express, and may use relaxation techniques, imagery and mindfulness as ways of exploring and understanding what you are experiencing.
Although much of our work together may simply involve talking about what is happening currently in your life, it will undoubtedly be important to talk about things that have happened in your past since earlier life experiences can provide helpful clues as to why you might feel, think or act the way you do in the present.
The most important aspect of my approach is that we work in a way which feels comfortable for you and that you take things at a pace which feels right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling - Minster Centre/Middlesex University
MSc in Organisational Behaviour - Birkbeck College
Registrant of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and bound by their Code of Ethics.
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their guidelines regarding ethical practice and professional standards.
I completed a 5 year integrative training at the Minster Centre, London and have experience working with clients on a long term, open ended basis as well as providing shorter term counselling for clients, most recently within the mental health charity Mind and working as a staff counsellor within an NHS setting.
I have also taught as a seminar tutor on several diploma courses for trainee counsellors and as a group facilitator and performance coach in a business setting.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have a particular interest in the effects of bereavement experienced in childhood, child bereavement and sibling relationships.
£40 per 50 minute session in Burton Road, West Didsbury.
£65 per 50 minute session in Mortimer Street (Oxford Circus/Great Portland Street tube stations).
In Margaret Street (Great Portland Street/Oxford Circus tube) I work within the fee structure of the group practice.
I offer sessions during the daytime and also in the evening.
My West Didsbury practice is situated on Burton Road, 5 minutes walk from West Didsbury Metrolink station.
My Mortimer Street practice is situated 5 minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube and 10 minutes walk from Great Portland Street tube.
I also work from a group practice in Margaret Street which is situated between Great Portland Street and Oxford Circus tube stations.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|