Mary Sullivan Counselling

Mary Sullivan Counselling

About me

Are you looking for calm and friendly counselling in south Manchester or Manchester city centre? Do you want to make a change in your life this year? Have you found there is something you can't seem to sort out just by talking it through with friends/family or your partner? Do you want a supportive space to talk through life difficulties and issues?

I am curious about others and enjoy working with people. I aim to be reliable and interested without being judgmental. I am comfortable working with a wide range of male and female clients, am LGBTQIA friendly and have a very wide experience of working with people who are not fluent in English.

I use a purpose-built counselling room in Whalley Range and therapy rooms on Deansgate.

Please see my website for more information, including a description of what a first session might be like, fees and availability, and FAQs:

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and professional membership

  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Further training undertaken

  • Dealing with addiction (for addicts and their families

  • Couples counselling

  • Transactional analysis

  • The impacts of sexual abuse

  • Self-harm

Voluntary work

Volunteer counsellor at Face-to-Face, a charity offering therapy to people on a low income

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£20 first session

£40 individual (face-to-face or phone)

Payable as cash or by bank transfer

Further information

Frequently Asked Questions

I haven't done counselling before. How do I know if it is right for me?

Yes, lots of the people I see haven't done counselling before and it's quite usual to feel a bit apprehensive about it. It might be helpful to ask yourself: am I ready to invest some time and energy into looking at myself and my  life? And am I ready to change? After that, you can only really know by coming for a few sessions and seeing what it is like.

How long are the sessions?

50 minutes.

How many sessions will I need?

I do not work to a fixed number of sessions. I do encourage clients to commit at first to weekly appointments in order to build up our rapport, and recommend that we aim for six sessions to start with. At that point, we can review how it is going and decide whether and how to continue.

What happens if I miss a session?

If you miss a session, please let me know and I am happy to re-arrange. If you let me know at least 24 hours’ beforehand, I will not charge for the missed session.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays 9 am- 1 pm Whalley Range Mondays 3-9 pm Deansgate Fridays 9 am - 5 pm Whalley Range

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme