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Marie tomasso (Mindsense Therapy) BA,DIP. MBACP accredited.

Rochdale OL12 & Oldham OL4
All appointments 07786 331696 All appointments 07786 331696 Registered / Accredited
Rochdale OL12 & Oldham OL4

About me


'Life has become much happier, calmer and healthier, I now feel part of everything and can feel my own self returnivng. I'm starting to enjoy life more than I've felt able to for a long time'   E

'I just want to say a massive thank you for all your attempts help me mend myself. Your compassion and professionalism throughout sessions was amazing. I lived through a nightmare for years and you have given me the tools to heal myself.' M


I have had 10 years experience of working with a wide range of clients including NHS, Local Authorities, Commercial, Public and Voluntary sectors before moving into private practice. I am a BACP accredited and registered counsellor and the Director of a private family run counselling and therapy Service In Rochdale with a further counselling room in Shaw (Oldham). I am passionate about helping others and support clients experiencing a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma and bereavement. For Psychotherapy sessions with me or an experienced volunteer counsellor please see below.

If you like to be genuinely listened to in a safe, accepting and confidential way whilst you address life's challenges please contact me. We all sometimes need the support of others to help restore our life balance, live with traumatic experiences and reflect on our personal journey. No problem has ever been too small.

Psychotherapy sessions offer you the opportunity to gain awareness and insight that will help you to overcome painful thoughts and feelings, increase your self-confidence and enhance your ability to cope with difficult circumstances. Additionally if you feel that counselling has not worked in the past I can offer alternative or a combination of different therapy approaches (Please see below).

Talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist can help you to look at problems from a different perspective and introduce you to different, effective ways to work through them, as well as giving you the opportunity to talk to someone other than friends or family, without embarrassment or fear of upset.

I provide a professional and ethical counselling and psychotherapy service that is individually tailored to your own personal requirements, offering long-term therapy for enduring conditions or the opportunity to talk and 'offload' occasionally.

Your individual course of therapy may include aspects of Person Centred Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, schema and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I also offer EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) as a part of the integrative counselling session or alternatively as a single therapeutic approach. More information can be found below.

About Marie

I hold a 1st class honours degree in counselling with brief interventions and am a fully qualified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner. For my other qualifications please see below. I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such is regulated by their own ethical framework, policies and standards. I have experience working with a wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, bariatric surgery, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, bereavement, relationship problems, self-esteem issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Degree (1st class with Honours) in Integrative Counselling
  • Fda Counselling with Brief Interventions
  • Fully Accredited and Registered member of the BACP
  • Diploma in grief and bereavement counselling
  • Certificate in Complex Trauma and PTSD
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Certificate in Supervision
  • Advanced Certificate in Supervision
  • Level 2 EFT
  • Certificate in Matrix reimprinting
  • Accredited Practitioner Certificate in NLP
  • Diploma in Nursing Studies

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.


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

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dramatherapy
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Music therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy


Adult sessions with Marie £45 per hour.

Adult sessions with a trained counsellor £40

Adult sessions with a volunteer counsellor £25

Couples counselling  £70 per 90 min.

Student/Child rate £40 per session (with proof of student status)

Online /Telephone counselling £45 per hour

Therapy room Hire is also available at the Rochdale rooms for other providers. Rooms are suitable for small groups, one to one sessions, reiki, massage etc. For more information please contact Marie

All payments can be paid in by cash or card

*Please note- EAP/ Insurance and Medico Legal companies are requested to contact the office directly for a quote.*

Further information

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety is usually a normal, useful and effective response in times of heightened stress which can be understood and resolved. Sometimes stress in your personal/ school or work life can cause severe fear, anxiety or worry. If you are experiencing this therapy can help further deterioration of the sufferer's situation.

Anxiety can be tormenting and destructive . It can prevent people from achieving their potential at work, in social situations, relationships or as a parent. It is one of the most common reasons for feeling unhappy with others often not understanding. If you are experiencing Anxiety you may be nervous about even ringing about help, this is totally normal. During any help you receive for anxiety you will be fully supported and given the space to heal at your own pace.

The Emotional Freedom Technique works really well for most suffers of anxiety, more information on this can be found below.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy is an integrative psychological treatment that combines the best aspects of cognitive-behavioral, Gesthalt, interpersonal and psychoanalytic therapies into one model. Schema Therapy has shown remarkable results in helping people to change negative ("maladaptive") patterns with which they have lived since childhood often without realising it. These maladaptive patterns carry on into adulthood making life much more difficult than it needs to be and with individuals thinking and behaving in ways that can be both detrimental and unhealthy. Schema therapy has been successful even when other therapies such as counselling or CBT have failed. It is often used in the treatment of chronic mental health disorders ranging from anxiety to borderline personality disorders.


A serious but common condition: The lifetime risk of any individual person becoming depressed is around 17 percent, and most people have their first bout of depression in their late teens or early twenties. Some people become depressed after experiencing a trauma or stressful life change such as a separation or divorce, the death of a spouse, being laid off from a job, financial instability, relocation, or a decline in health. Everyday stressors and the presence of other psychological conditions, can also contribute to depression.

There are times when we all feel sad, hopeless or fed up. Depression is different. With depression these feelings don’t just go away. They can last for months, becoming so intense that carrying on with everyday life can become impossible. Depression can be hard to spot. There are many different symptoms, some emotional and some physical. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of depression, it might be time to talk to someone and visit your GP for help.

Young Adults

Counselling can be used to support to young adults to address and overcome developmental challenges,  traumatic life experiences, anger, anxiety, negative self belief, self harm, issues around leaving home, university and much more in a safe and secure environment.  At this time of life they are additionally coping with rapid physical, cognitive, sexual and emotional changes with existing mental health conditions diagnosed for the first time, adding to the stress.

Due to the sheer volume of changes that occur this age group often find it difficult to even talk to close family. At Mindsense Therapy a range of therapies are used and techniques are brought together to help during this time whilst the young person transitions into full adulthood.

The Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT is a way of healing based on the same principles that have been used for thousands of years in acupuncture—but without the needles. It has been shown to be  successful for a wide range of emotional, health and performance issues. It often works where nothing else does through the release of positive energy around the body. EFT consists of tapping on accupressure points (See the chart below), whilst focusing cognitively on a problem. This is done with the therapist, fully clothed and at no point is the therapist required to touch the client. Your therapist will guide you by tapping their own pressure points and you will be required to repeat back certain words which focus on your problem. By accessing the energy meridians huge changes around beliefs and emotions can occur. Examples can be found online at Youtube etc. The basic tapping technique can be used at home but is not a substitute for being assisted by a professional. EFT is a modern and highly effective way to resolve your personal issues.

"EFT is a completely different approach to integrating the emotional therapy process and physical healing. I’ve seen astonishing results with EFT.”

EFT is available face to face, by telephone and skype for those who are unable to reach Mindsense Therapy in Rochdale. When you book your EFT session you will require a short telephone assessment and an EFT tapping chart will be forwarded for you to look at before you arrive.

Marie at Mindsense Therapy has been trained by Master Founding Practitioner Tania Prince to deliver EFT for clients who feel 'stuck' with their feelings in therapy or for the following issues-

Stress                                                      Low self esteem/ Confidence building

Physical pain management                         Depression

Weight problems

Anger                                                        Fatigue

Grief and sadness                                       Sexual Problems

Phobias, anxieties and fears                        Motivation

Grief and sadness                                       Trauma

Post Traumatic stress

Marie is an accredited and certified Level 2 practitioner fully registered with AMMET

Thinking about a gastric Sleeve, Balloon or Bypass?

For some people Bariatric Surgery can not only reduce health risks, existing conditions the need for medication it can bring about a happier, more exciting way of life. However for some clients surgery can result in a period of depression and anxiety especially post operatively. Common problems that arise include-

Relationship issues

Food hoarding post surgery

Confusion around new eating habits

The inability to eat to control emotions resulting in higher stress levels

Letting go of past identities around size and weight

Accepting a new body image

Letting go of pre existing eating disorders

Family attitudes

Stigma and jealosy from others in relation to the surgery

and the list goes on. In fact the month before and four months post surgery are very difficult. If you are considering this type of surgery we can provide individual support sessions specifically tailored to your requirements and delivered by a therapist who has undergone this type of surgery personally. Sessions will consist of a Cognitive behavioural therapy, Person Pentred counselling and Motivational interviewing.

MindSense Therapy
Fieldhouse Ind.Estate
Fieldhouse Road
Greater Manchester
OL12 0AA

The Therapy Rooms
176 Oldham Rd

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Wheelchair access is available however there is one small step for users to get up. We have disabled toilet facilities on site.


Oldham - Mondays 10- 7pm, Rochdale- Tuesdays 8.30am- 6pm, Wednesdays 8am-4pm,Thursdays 8 am- 5pm Fridays between 8am - 5pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a clinical supervisor qualified in the use of the Hawkins and Shohet Intergrative model of Supervision which looks at both the relational and systemic aspects of client work.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Marie tomasso (Mindsense Therapy) BA,DIP. MBACP accredited.

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