Dr. Sobia Khan MBACP Registered member, PhD, MSc, BSc, PGDip

Dr. Sobia Khan MBACP Registered member, PhD, MSc, BSc, PGDip




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About me

Please contact me if you are seeking a therapist who can adapt the counselling approach to your needs. I use a variety of scientifically proven, evidence-based therapies. For example, I have successfully used cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat depression, mindfulness for anxiety and psychodynamic techniques for relationship issues.

Alternatively, if you just need a space to talk, I can provide you with that and use a person centred approach where the counselling session would be determined by you.

I have a private practice working with adults and older adolescents presenting with a variety of emotional problems. I believe in the importance of good self-care, including regular exercise and a healthy diet, for optimum physical and mental health. My therapy style is integrative and adaptable.   I have experience working with both men and women of all faiths and orientations.  I also work with couples, families and young people using systemic and art based therapies. 

I provide a friendly and non judgemental environment to talk and practise in various NHS and private therapy centres all over Manchester. I also travel outside of Manchester. I can provide both long-term and short-term counselling.

I am a fully qualified BACP registered Counsellor qualified up to PhD level.  I am trained in multiple techniques and models for various psychological and day-to-day stress related conditions. Loss of confidence, trauma and low self esteem are some of the examples of what I have recently worked with. Low motivation and mood, anxious feelings, relationship problems are also common reasons to seek counselling.

I have over 12 years experience in working with people with psychological and emotional issues.  I specialise in depression in the context of relationship related issues and low self esteem and confidence.  

I offer an initial consultation over the phone.
This gives both of us a chance to learn about each other. It enables me to find out something about the nature of the difficulties that brought you here, and you to evaluate something about the way I work. We might discuss what our work together might look like, what your expectations are and whether I can meet them. It is an opportunity for you to get a sense of me as your therapist and to see whether this might be the right place for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained in:
Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Spiritual Model of Counselling and Psychology which incorporates the mind, body and spirit. I use Person Centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Art therapies, Couples Counselling and a variety of other therapies matched to client needs.

Qualifications relevant to Counselling:

Diploma in working with young people

Relate Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling

Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling

PhD in CBT based intervention for Postnatal Depression

Postgraduate Diploma in Hypnotherapy

MSc in Applied Psychology

BSc Psychology

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I subscribe to its codes of ethics.

Since 2000 I have been working across the North West in a variety of roles within independent residential mental health services for adults with complex presentations.

Since 2010 I have been providing mainly long-term psychotherapy at voluntary, NHS and Private setting.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Social issues
  • Cultural related issues
  • Health issues
  • Parenting
  • Diversity issues
  • Women's issues
  • Men's issues


First telephone consultation is free

Couples - £45-£75 per hour (Based on personal circumstances)

Individual  - £35-£75 per hour (Based on personal circumstances)

Evening appointments available.

Weekend appointments also available.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M25
Manchester, M45

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Urdu, Punjabi


Weekdays, evenings and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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