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Dr. Sobia Khan MBACP Registered member, CPsychol Chartered Psychologist, PhD

Manchester M25 & M13
Manchester M25 & M13

About me

COVID-19  - Under the current circumstances I am also offering clients 30 minute telephone and online sessions at a reduced rate.

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:

Chartered Psychologist

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 the British Psychological Society and I subscribe to their 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


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Social issues
  • Cultural related issues
  • Health issues
  • Parenting
  • Diversity issues

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


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.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Greater Manchester


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Urdu, Punjabi


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I am currently accessible online and via telephone.


Weekdays, evenings till 10pm and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Dr. Sobia Khan MBACP Registered member, CPsychol Chartered Psychologist, PhD

Dr. Sobia Khan MBACP Registered member, CPsychol Chartered Psychologist, PhD

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