Taylor-Awenat Specialist Psychological Services

Welcome to Taylor-Awenat Psychological Services

Welcome to Taylor-Awenat Psychological Services

Welcome to Taylor-Awenat Psychological ServicesWelcome to Taylor-Awenat Psychological ServicesWelcome to Taylor-Awenat Psychological Services

About Us

Jenny Johnson - Practice Manager

Jenny is usually the first point of contact with Taylor-Awenat. 

Jenny manages the appointments, sends out pre-appointment information and handles all payments. 

Jenny works incredibly hard to make the process as seamless as possible for all clients and is very much the heart and soul of the business.

If you would like to find out more about Taylor-Awenat, please contact Jenny who can discuss the nature of your enquiry and also arrange a no-obligation, free of charge telephone consultation with Dr Awenat if required.


Dr Fairuz Awenat

Chartered & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, B.Sc. (Hons.), Clin.Psy.D., C. Psychol., CSci, AFBP

Dr Fairuz Awenat is the founding director of Taylor-Awenat Specialist Psychological Services. Dr Awenat qualified in 2004 from The University of Manchester and has 13 years (pre and post doctoral) experience working in the NHS prior to moving to the independent sector. 

Dr Awenat joined The Priory Cheadle Royal Hospital as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in January 2011 where she stayed until September 2019 as the Head of Psychology (Adult and Young People's Services) leading a large team of psychological specialists across one of the organisation's biggest inpatient hospitals. During this time, Dr Awenat provided clinical and managerial supervision to team members working across the entire hospital whilst providing clinical input herself into the secure Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU's).  

Dr Awenat has worked in a variety of settings including:

  • Primary and secondary care mental health services (including outpatient and inpatient).
  • Forensic settings (Forest Bank HMP/YOI and expert witness reports provided for the courts in attendance to multiple prisons).
  • Physical health (Psychology lead for medical weight management and Chronic Fatigue Services in addition to general medical and on-call at Salford Royal Foundation Trust).
  • Corporate settings (Provision of psychological assessment and intervention to companies enabling them to thrive inter-personally and professionally using psychological resilience skills).
  • Teaching and Training (Provision of teaching to 2nd and 3rd Year Doctoral trainees and undergraduates at The University of Manchester, Clinicians and non clinicians). Provision of clinical placements to doctoral trainees.


Publications & Papers by Dr Awenat

  • Awenat, F., Berger, M., Coles, S., Dooley, C., Foster, S., Hanna, J., Hemmingfield, J., Johnstone, L., Nadirshaw, Z., Wainwright, T., & Whomsley, S. (2013). Classification of behaviour and experience in relation to functional psychiatric diagnoses: Time for a paradigm shift. DCP Position Statement. The British Psychological Society. Leicester. UK.  
  • Co- author and project leader of "Psychiatric Diagnosis Explained"; an information leaflet produced by The Division of Clinical Psychology (Sub-section of the British Psychological Society), 2016
  • Siddle, R., Jones, F, & Awenat, F. Group Cognitive Therapy for Anger: A Pilot Study. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy. 2003 (31): 69-83  
  • Simpson, C. Welford, M., & Awenat, F. Group Cognitive Therapy for Low Self esteem. British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies Annual Conference, Warwick. 2002.  
  • Awenat, F., Siddle, R., & Jones, F. The anger characteristics of people who attend for treatment compared with non-attenders. Clinical Psychology. 2002 (13): 19-23.