Dr Sarah Alsawy

Specialist Clinical Psychologist
Manchester, Greater Manchester, M45
Registered / Accredited

About me

Hi, I'm Sarah and I'm glad that you are here looking for help.

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.

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 conversational 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.

I look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the new you.

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


  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Level 2
  • Compassionate Focused Therapy for grief, shame, guilt
  • Personality disorder and attachments difficulties 
  • Motivational Interviewing skills
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Incredible Years Webster Stratton
  • Psychotherapy in an Injust World
  • Trauma and PSTD
  • Neuropsychological / Cognitive assessments
  • Supervisory training
  • Presented at BABCP conference

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Registered / Accredited

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£120.00 per session

Additional information

Session price may vary for children and couples work.


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Greater Manchester

Type of session


Types of client

Young people

Key details

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Willing to meet in a different location to ensure accessibility

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I provide supervision to people at various stages in their profession and those who are in different mental health designations.

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Dr Sarah Alsawy

Dr Sarah Alsawy