Marie Tomasso BA, MBACP Accredited /registered Counsellor, Supervisor

Marie Tomasso BA, MBACP Accredited /registered Counsellor, Supervisor

MindSense Therapy
Fieldhouse Ind.Estate
Fieldhouse Road
OL12 0AA

The Therapy Rooms
176 Oldham Rd

All appointments 07786 331696

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About me

Upcoming Anxiety Management Day

Join Marie for a day of learning how to work through your experience and reduce anxiety in a safe and welcoming environment without any pressure. Marie has many years counselling experience working with
People who suffer with anxiety at all levels. Caroline is a holistic therapist who specialises in hypnotherapy and reiki.

Learn about anxiety and how to recognise the signs of a panic attack. Learn new, fun techniques such as EFT, practical mindfulness, breathing techniques, guided meditation and much more.

Booking is in advance at £40pp a light lunch will be provided. All payment enquiries are to be arranged with Marie.

Payment in advance. Please contact us if you would like a place.


'Life has become much happier, calmer and healthier, I now feel part of everything and can feel my own self returning. 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 8 years experience of working with a wide range of clients including NHS, Local Authorities, Commercial, Public and Voluntary sectors. I am a BACP accredited and registered counsellor, I am the Director of a private counselling and therapy Service In Rochdale with a further counselling room in Springhead at The Therapy Rooms. I support clients experiencing a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma and bereavement. For counselling sessions please see below. For supervision sessions please click the link to your left.

If you like to be genuinely listened to in a safe, accepting and confidential way whilst you address life's challenges please contact our office. We all sometimes need the support of others to help restore our life balance, live with traumatic experiences and reflect on our personal journey.

Counselling therapy 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.

Talking to a trained counsellor 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 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 integrative therapy may include aspects of Person Centred Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming 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. 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

Fully Accredited and Registered member of the BACP
BA Degree (1st class with Honours) in Counselling with Brief Interventions
Fda Counselling with Brief Interventions
Level 2 EFT Accredited Practitioner
Certificate in NLP
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Nursing Studies
Certificate in Supervision (Hawkins and Shohet)
Advanced Certificate in Supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


All adult sessions £40 per hour.

Couples counselling-  £50 per hour.

Student rate £35 per session (with proof of student status

Online counselling is now available for clients at a cost of £40 per hour for clients who can access FaceTime. Telephone counselling is also available at the same rate. Please email or ring in advance.

Home visits are available for clients living within a 3mile radius of Rochdale (daytimes only). The cost for these appointments is £50.

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 and Insurance 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.


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 followng issues-

Stress                                                       Low self esteem/ Confidence building

Physical pain management                       Addictions (food, drugs,, alcohol, smoking)

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 including myself (marie)  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.

Maps & Directions

Rochdale, OL12 0AA
Oldham, OL4 5SJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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