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Mary Sullivan Counselling

Manchester, M16
07443 523740
Manchester, M16

About me

Are you looking for calm and friendly counselling in south Manchester? 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.

Please see my website for more information, including a description of what a first session might be like, fees and availability, and FAQs: http://marysullivancounselling.moonfruit.com/

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and professional membership

  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Accredited 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.

Volunteer counsellor at St Ann's Hospice.

Member organisations


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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


£25 first session

£50 (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.


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


Mondays: 5-8 pm

Tuesdays: 6:30-8 pm

Wednesdays: 5-8 pm

Thursdays: no availability

Fridays: 9-5 pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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