Donna Sullivan

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BACP Registered Counsellor (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Manchester, Lancashire, M14 5JT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm really interested in people - who we are and why we become who we are. In order to understand ourselves it can help to talk about ourselves, our experiences and feelings. I can offer a safe, secure and non judgemental space where you can do this. Together we can work out why you have reached a point in your life that may be causing you problems, or why you are feeling a certain way. I work with people who are overwhelmed by their circumstances or feel anxious and depressed and find it difficult to move forward. Counselling can give you an opportunity to examine how you can change and improve your circumstances.

I am an integrative counsellor which means that I have been trained in a variety of counselling theories and practice. My approach will always be to start with you and your experience.  By getting to know you and developing our relationship, we will together help make sense of what brings you to counselling. Having the space to explore your thoughts, feelings and actions will help identify how you can be more in control, and be able to move forward in a way that is best for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a postgraduate diploma and a Masters in Counselling from the University of Manchester, and am qualified to work with couples as well as individuals. I have a certificate in psychosexual therapy for individuals and couples and I am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy with a wealth of counselling experience. As well as private practice where I cover a range of presenting issues, my background is in local authorities and charities, helping men and women with their interpersonal relationships.

I am trauma informed and trained in EMDR ( EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a therapy used to help people recover from distressing events and the problems they have caused, like flashbacks, upsetting thoughts or images, depression or anxiety. EMDR is recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)). I also work around issues such as anxiety, low self esteem, stress and low mood. My couples work is focussed on how to improve communication and resolve conflict and as a trained psychosexual therapist I am also able to deal with any sexual issues that may have arisen in the relationship. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Cigna

Additional information

Individuals £50 per session.

Couples £75 per session.

I have a limited number of concessionary slots.

When I work


Further information

Norwood House is positioned on the corner of Danes Road and Brighton Grove, and is a therapy centre on a quiet, tree lined street where there is plenty of parking available. Brighton Grove is off Wilmslow Road, opposite Platt Fields park and within walking distance from the centre of Fallowfield, so is conveniently accessed by many bus routes.

The room is on the ground floor, and there are 4 steps with secure handrails up to the entrance to the building.

The toilet is at ground floor level.

Room 3 Norwood House, 53 Brighton Grove, Fallowfield, Manchester, Lancashire, M14 5JT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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