Nayyab Sarwar

BSc. (Hons), MSc. CBP, BABCP Accred CBT & EMDR Therapist

About me

My name is Nayyab and I am an accredited CBT Therapist trained also in EMDR Therapy, CBASP Therapy, Schema Therapy and DBT Skills trained. I have been working for the NHS for 7 years and I also offer private therapy. 

I have significant experience working with clients who have experienced trauma and who demonstrate symptoms of Post traumatic Stress Disorder. This can be trauma experienced in early childhood or adulthood, even when you can't remember the trauma memory but will have flashbacks or recurring nightmares. 

I am based in the Greater Manchester region of United Kingdom, offering online and telephone therapy which you can access from the comfort of your own home. 

What disorders do I treat?

  • Panic Disorders
  • Poor Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Personality Disorders
  • Hoarding
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Health anxiety
  • Emotion dysregulation

I offer a 15 minute consultation absolutely free of charge to discuss symptoms and to answer any questions you may have before deciding to choose me as your therapist.  You can also watch a brief introductory video below on how I can help.

If you’re looking for quality individual therapy with an accredited Psychotherapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I'm here to guide my patients every step of the way, helping them to develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. You are more than welcome to visit my website for more information, or get in touch to book an appointment to see what I can do for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • IAPT Supervisor Training; University of Chester
  • ISST approved course in Schema Therapy;
    Modules One, Two and Three: Schema Therapy Systems ltd
  • Certificate in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Level 2 Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills and Validation Module: Behavioural Tech
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Analysis Systems of Psychotherapy (CBASP): University of Dundee
  • MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. University of Salford
  • NVQ 3 Tackling substance misuse: GMW NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust Prestwich Hospital
  • CPD in Listening to children and young people: John Moores University, Liverpool
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology: University of East London

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

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Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
CBT 50 minute session £70

EMDR Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
EMDR 90 minute session £90

CBASP Therapy
The cognitive behavioural analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP) is a new therapy specifically designed to treat chronic depression where an individual may struggle with interpersonal relationships being the root of depression.
CBASP 50 minute session £70

Schema Therapy
Schema therapy uses a variety of cognitive and experiential techniques, to create schema change and to promote emotional healing. Recovering persons learn to use an evidentiary approach to test and challenge the validity of their schemas. In other words, they are encouraged to look for evidence that refutes the schema. Schema Therapy is effective in helping people with personality disorders.
Schema Therapy 60 minute session £90


Please contact me with your requirements and I will try to accommodate your needs, or you can email me directly with your contact number and query and I will arrange a time to call you.

Greater Manchester

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer supervision to students studying to become CBT Therapists as well as qualified CBT therapists.

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Nayyab Sarwar

Nayyab Sarwar