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Manchester city centre and south Manchester



Phone: 07443 523740



Email: marysullivancounselling@hotmail.com


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, weekly or fortnightly.


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 if I miss a session?


If you know you're going to 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.