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Based in south Manchester, online and by phone.



Phone: 07443 523740



Email: marysullivancounselling@hotmail.com

What's the first session like?


Many people are a bit apprehensive about the first meeting, especially if it is their first encounter with counselling. It's most of all a chance to meet and see how we can work together.


I will check with you:

  • your contact details

  • whether you have had counselling before

  • what you are hoping to get from the counselling

  • anything you would like me to know to make the session comfortable and appropriate for you.

  • relevant health details you wish to share- I don’t need to know everything, just about things which might have a bearing on the sessions.


I will ask what has brought you to counselling and you can then talk as much or as little as feels comfortable. By the end of the session, you’ll have an idea of what it would be like to come for counselling. We can then arrange our next session.


The first session lasts up to 50 minutes, and costs £20.


We don't receive wisdom;

we must discover it for ourselves

after a journey that no one can take for us.


                                          Marcel Proust