Sarah Alsawy

Sarah Alsawy

Greater Manchester

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About me

I work with adults and adolescents who experience anxiety, panic, low mood, low self-esteem, as well as trauma, psychosis, and difficulties with relationships. I also complete neuropsychology assessments and compile reports for people who are suspected to have acquired brain injury or who may be worried about certain cognitive deficits, like memory or attention-based problems. I have worked in both NHS and private healthcare settings.

Given people are complex and each person is unique, I believe it is important to see each person’s individuality and work with them in a collaborative way to meet their needs and goals. I also feel it is vital to ensure that a warm and safe space is created where we develop a sense of trust and we feel able to explore the person’s experiences. I draw upon a number of therapeutic approaches to help people including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I use these approaches flexibly to ensure that we are working on the problem in the most helpful way.

Finally, I am fluent in Arabic and I am aware of different cultural backgrounds and values held particularly in Middle Eastern and Asian societies. I appreciate that such backgrounds, beliefs, and values may also add another dynamic to therapy and I would like to work using this in the most meaningful way possible.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Clinical Psychology DClinPsy qualifying from the University of Manchester
  • Clinical and Health Psychology MSc at.the University of Manchester
  • Psychology at the University of Liverpool


  • Motivational Interviewing skills
  • Incredible Years Webster Stratton
  • Psychotherapy in an Injust World
  • Trauma workshops
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills
  • Neuropsychological / Cognitive assessments
  • Supervisory training
  • Presented at BABCP conference

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Maps & Directions

Manchester, M45

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Arabic


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Willing to meet in a different location to ensure accessibility

Types of client

Young people