Christina Sensale MSc, MA, Adv Dip Psy. UKCP, MBACP
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in South Manchester. With over 12 years experience, 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 sad or unhappy, are experiencing relationship difficulties, family issues or work related stress. 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 experiences or trauma which still need to be resolved.
People may seek therapy because they have reached a crisis point in their life and are struggling to cope on their own. Others 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 feel difficult to seek help. 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
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
From £45 per 50 minute session in Chorlton and West Didsbury.
I offer sessions during the daytime and also in the evening.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|