Dr Sobia Khan

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Life and Career Coach. Based online and Central Manchester.
Available for new clients
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Manchester M25 & M4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will!"

A warm welcome to my profile. I have been in the field of emotional growth and wellbeing for over 20 years & have contributed to many people making a positive change in their life, including through my PhD in developing a behaviour change model for emotional growth and development.

How Coaching can help

You may be feeling stressed or 'not good enough!'. Or wanting to make a big life decision or small manageable changes. Coaching can give you a safe space to explore what is hindering you from achieving your goal and what can help you move on and achieve these goals.  

I can adapt the Coaching approach to your needs by using a variety of short-term, solution-focused and evidence-based approaches such as; Single Session Coaching, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Acceptance and Commitment Coaching, Compassion-focused Approach, Couples Coaching and many more. I have a background in clinical research and so I remain up-to-date with innovative and evidence based models for emotional wellbeing and personal development.

I have a private practice predominantly working with adults. My specialist interest areas are, Personal Development and Growth, Imposter Syndrome, Confidence and Self-esteem building, and Stress & Anxiety management. I also provide a number of workshops in organisational and community settings. 

I believe in the importance of good self-care, including regular exercise and a healthy diet, for optimum physical and emotional wellbeing. My style is solution-focused, integrative, and adaptable. I use a number of Coaching models, such as GROW, SPACE, and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching. I am also a fully qualified BACP registered Counsellor, BPS approved Chartered Psychologist, and a trained Coach Member of the Association for Coaching. I am trained in multiple techniques and models for various psychological and day-to-day stress related conditions. Loss of confidence at work and low self-esteem is an example of what I have recently worked with. Low motivation and mood, anxious feelings, and burnout are also common reasons people come to me. I work with Corporate Organisations and Individuals seeking Private Coaching.  

I offer an initial consultation over the phone. Please send me an email or call me to book a consultation. 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 Coach and to see whether this might be the right place for you. If I am unable to work with what you present, I will signpost you to another service more suited to your needs. 

Through my coaching skills, I can assist you in this journey of achieving your goal and look forward to hearing from you.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained in:

Coaching, Integrative Counselling including Couples Counselling, Training and Development, and Clinical Research. I also use a BioPsychoSocioSpiritual Model of Change and development which incorporates your social world and your interactions within it, your psychological barriers to growth, biological factors affecting mind and body, and any spiritual aspects affecting your health. 

Qualifications relevant to Coaching:

  • Primary Certificate in Stress Management
  • Certificate in Coaching
  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training (AET)
  • Chartered Research Psychologist
  • Certificate in working with young people
  • Relate Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • PhD in CBT based intervention
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • MSc in Applied Psychology
  • BSc Psychology

I am a member of the British Psychological Society, Association for Coaching and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I subscribe to their codes of ethics.

Since 2000 I have been working across the North West in a variety of roles within the field of Psychology and Emotional Wellbeing. 

Since 2010 I have been providing mainly short-term therapy at Voluntary, NHS, and Private settings.

Member organisations

Association for Coaching (AC)

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

 I provide the following Bespoke Workshops for Organisations and in the Community:

  • Positive Wellness Programme for Health (6 week course on Emotional and Physical Wellbeing and Growth)  
  • Couples Coaching
  • Conflict Resolution at work or personal life
  • Developing Coaching Skills in Team Leaders     
  • Assertiveness Training Cognitive Behaviour Coaching
  • Stress management Cognitive Behaviour Coaching
  • Confidence Building Cognitive Behaviour Coaching
  • Self-esteem building Cognitive Behaviour Coaching
  • The Compassion Focussed Leader
  • Team Building Workshop
  • Building Motivation
  • Dealing with Procrastination


£70.00 - £500.00

Additional information

I provide bespoke coaching programmes and courses.

Individual and group sessions also available.

I offer a free initial 15 minute online/telephone consultation. 

When I work

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Further information

 I provide the following Bespoke Workshops for Organisations and in the Community:

  • Conflict management and team building
  • Menopause Management using a Cognitive Behavioural Approach
  • Positive Wellness Programme (6 week course on Emotional Wellbeing)         
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Stress management
  • Confidence Building
  • Self-esteem building
  • Mood and Anxiety management
  • The Compassion Focussed Leader
  • Team Building Workshop
  • Building MotivationDealing with Procrastination

Manchester, Lancashire, M25

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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