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Christina Sensale MSc, MA, Adv Dip Psy. UKCP, MBACP

Chorlton M21 & West Didsbury M20
07984 867878 07984 867878 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

UK Council for 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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Integrative Psychotherapy/Counselling

South Manchester
From £45 per 50 minute session in Chorlton and West Didsbury.

I offer sessions during the daytime and also in the evening.

Further information

South Manchester
I work in West Didsbury, 5 minutes walk from Burton Road Metrolink station and Chorlton cum Hardy, 10 minutes walk from Firswood Metrolink station and 15 minutes walk from Chorlton Metrolink station





Chorlton
Greater Manchester
M21

212A Burton Road
West Didsbury
Greater Manchester
M20 2LW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Christina Sensale MSc, MA, Adv Dip Psy. UKCP, MBACP

Christina Sensale MSc, MA, Adv Dip Psy. UKCP, MBACP