About Me

Welcome – my name is Dr Sarah Ennion and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist.  As a Chartered Psychologist I am committed to high professional standards, ongoing professional development and fulfilling the requirements of my professional body, the British Psychological Society. I am registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and subject to its standards of proficiency, conduct, performance and ethics.  ‘Clinical Psychologist’ is a protected term and only professionals meeting the HCPC registration criteria can use it.

I have over 10 years qualified experience in working in the NHS and at the University of Manchester, with people with a variety of mental health and/or substance misuse problems.

My work has been influenced by the concept of recovery; which proposes that we can all find ways of leading meaningful and fulfilling lives.  Also by the “spirit” of Motivational Interviewing, which suggests that change is a dynamic process and is facilitated in an environment that supports autonomy and choice, is collaborative and equal, and helps people understand their own reasons for change.

My therapy styles include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectic Behaviour (DBT) and Mindfulness.  I worked on the MIDAS Trial which was a large randomised trial evaluating the effectiveness of combining MI and CBT for people with psychosis and substance misuse problems.  I have found this therapy style is very successful in helping people look at why things are stuck and help them make changes in their lives.

What To Expect

  • We will initially meet for a number of sessions (usually 2 – 3) to complete an assessment and formulation.
  • This is a psychological understanding of how things have developed over time and helps us understand why things have become stuck.
  • In further sessions, we will work on the psychological intervention, this is where we develop the goals and work on plans for change.  The number of therapy sessions varies according to the changes you want to make and the complexity of the issues.  We will have regular reviews, usually every 6 sessions.