Sohaila Sophia

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Life Coach & NLP Practitioner, ICF & ANLP accredited
Available for new clients
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Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About us

Hi & Welcome, I'm Sohaila Sophia - a qualified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner. I am based on the South Coast. I coach most of my clients online or via the telephone so you can be based anywhere around the world! I do have a limited number of face to face slots available also.

I take a holistic view to our coaching together. By this, I mean, exploring the whole of you/your life to help you to delve deep into yourself and your coaching. Often people come to coaching to discuss a particular area of their life that they might be struggling with. What often transpires is that what they thought was the problem often isn't and by working holistically, with the whole of you and your life, means we can really get to the root cause of what is happening for you and help support making your whole life better, not just the one area you may be speaking about.

Have you every wondered if you're wasting your life? Many of my clients have. Before we started to work together they worried that life was passing them by and some days they didn't even feel that they knew who they actually were. So many people are existing rather than living. I am deeply passionate about supporting people to realise they have the choice to truly live their life, and I love supporting my clients to do this.

For many of my clients, they have decided to have coaching with me as a way to personally develop and improve themselves, their mindset and ultimately their lives. Alongside this, many are either going through or pre-empting a transition of some sort such as starting or ending a relationship, considering or leaving a job due to a lack of passion and purpose, hitting a particular age bracket and feeling as though life is not what they expected/wanted at this point. Thinking about where our lives are and what we want for them can be tough. This can in turn effect our self-esteem and confidence. By working together, we can take the time to explore what it is you might want from your life, how you can work towards this and be kept accountable. I often find when we dig a bit deeper, there are multiple things. 

My coaching programme helps individuals and couples move away from uncertainty, worry and stress and move towards that clarity and fulfilment that they crave. 

I have particular interest and experience in supporting individuals that have had counselling in the past and are now looking for ways to move forwards. I recently spent almost three years volunteering my emotional support 1:1 with survivors of sexual, emotional and domestic abuse and have a good understanding of the effects of trauma. Being able to have the experience of counselling and use this to help individuals move forwards with their lives is so key to the process of living well.

Training, qualifications & experience

Personal Performance Life Coaching Diploma accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

NLP Practitioner - accredited by the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP)

Three years providing 1:1 emotional support via a charity based in my hometown of Portsmouth. Supporting survivors of emotional, sexual and domestic abuse.

Other areas of coaching we deal with

  • Happiness coaching.
  • Mindset coaching.
  • Connection coaching - with yourself or others.
  • Fulfilment coaching.
  • Mental Health coaching.

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£150.00 - £2,495.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer the following coaching sessions and packages:

Complimentary 30 Minute Connection Call
A good connection is key to many things, and for me, this includes our potential coaching relationship!

So that my coaching can make a huge, positive impact on your life, I want to take 30 minutes to chat to you to ensure I can truly help and support you with your dreams, goals and life in general. I want to be sure I am the best coach for your needs before we potentially begin to work together.

I also want to give you the opportunity to get a feel for me as a person, before deciding if you would like to work with me.

During this call we will have the chance to really connect get to know one another, I take the opportunity to understand your, your desires and needs and you will have the opportunity to get to know me and ask as many questions as you like!

Should we decide to go ahead and work together you will always then go onto having an in-depth introductory 1:1 with me as part of that process.

If you would like to find out more about me, my coaching services and whether I might be the right coach for you, please book a complimentary 1:1 call with me by contacting me through this page or by booking a slot here:

Find Your Happy Signature 6 month Programme - Individual
This includes:

  • Six months of dedicated and personalised 1:1 support helping you to grow and develop.
  • 12 personalised and targeted 1:1 coaching calls which can be recorded and sent to you to refer back to.
  • Full access to me 24/7 for 6 months helping you navigate through life and provide you with instant support when you need it most - no more waiting for your next session, you have a life-coach in your back pocket.
  • Exploration of the 10 key themes which aid and support happiness & fulfilment through creative worksheets, videos and our 1:1 conversations. Helping you look at things from different perspectives and gain more understanding around who you are.  
  • Access to my resource bank 24/7 so you can deepen your learning and reach your goals quicker.
  • A joint Trello board which we continually work on together throughout the 6 months. Helping you to plan and keep on track, this gives you an action plan to take away and implement over time. 

    Investment: £385 per month for 6 months or £1995 one off payment (includes discount)

Find Your Happy Signature 6 month Programme - Couples
This includes:

  • Six months of dedicated and personalised support helping you to grow and develop as a couple.
  • 12 personalised and targeted coaching calls which can be recorded and sent to you to refer back to. These are completely tailored to you as a couple to maximise your progress and development.
  • Full access to me 27/4 through a group chat, meaning you have a couples life coach in your back pocket at all times, helping you to navigate through life as a couple and provide you with instant support when you need it most - no more waiting for your next session.
  • Exploration of the 10 key themes which aid and support happiness & fulfilment through creative worksheets, videos and our conversations. Helping you look at things from different perspectives and gain more understanding around who you are as a couple and what you want to achieve.  
  • Access to my resource bank 24/7 so you can deepen your learning, aid your development as a couple and reach your goals quicker.
  • A joint Trello board which we continually work on together throughout the 6 months., Helping you to plan and keep on track, this gives you an action plan to take away and implement over time. By the end of our 6 months coaching together you will have a clear plan to take away and continue working on as a couple.

Investment options - £465 per month for six months or £2495 upfront payment.

Find Your Happy - Coaching Taster Support Package

This coaching taster support package is a 3 step process where we take a deep look at your life right now and pin-point areas where you are stuck, lacking fulfilment or are unhappy. The coaching taster session enables you to put a solid plan in place to move towards what you want, rather than stay rooted and unhappy where you are. 

Three Steps:

Step 1: Pre-work - you complete the pre-work which helps us take a broad and detailed look at your life and get really clear on what’s not working for you and where your challenges lie.

Step 2: Deep dive 90 minute coaching session completely tailored to you and your needs with clear take-aways for you to implement.

Step 3: Follow-up and review to check your progress and plan your next steps.

I support you with support 24/7 throughout the process, what more could you achieve with a life coach in your back pocket at all times?

Investment: £249

When we work

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I work a variety of hours to suit client needs and ensure that we can find a suitable and effective time for you to have your coaching.

Further information

I offer a free 30 minute call with me, so that we can have the opportunity to get to know one another and get a feel for if we are the right fit for working together.

This is a vital part of the process as it is really important to me that we have met and spoken. This free session can be booked by contacting me through this webpage or via this booking form:

You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn:

It would be a pleasure to connect with you! I aim to respond to all new client enquiries within 24 hours.


  • Paul
    "Having returned from working in a very remote part of the world for 18 months, full of plans and positivity Boris Johnson closed the country two days after I landed back in the UK.
    What does someone do under these circumstances? Well, in my case, I spent six months feeling sorry for myself, and taking a global pandemic very personally. As ridiculous as this sounds now it seemed entirely reasonable and justifiable to me then.
    That was until a friend suggested that a coach may be able to help me to pull me out of the mire and make some plans.
    Although sceptical, I approached Sohaila and I can tell you I am now an evangelist as opposed to a sceptic. Sohaila’s approach to coaching is quiet without being timid, insightful but not opinionated, and entirely focused on YOU!
    If you would like to talk to someone who can help you make priorities, see the wood for the trees and make giant steps then I would compel you to book and call with Sohaila."
  • Lisa
    "When I started sessions with Sohaila, I was really struggling with creating and maintaining a new habit of eating and training regularly enough to achieve a long ambition to run a 10km. With Sohaila’s help I was able to identify what was important to me about this and the reasons for wanting to achieve it, whilst gaining an awareness of the reasons why I was not progressing as quickly as I would have liked. We spent each session working through areas of my personal development namely around my running, as well as around my job search and desire to land a new job opportunity. Sohaila was instrumental in helping me turn what felt like a wild ambition into something concrete, defined, and achievable. My biggest win was that I have successfully landed a new job stepping outside of my comfort zone and handling the experience without overwhelm. I have always felt safe knowing that whatever challenge I brought to the session, Sohaila would make me feel comfortable and put at ease, and work with genuine curiosity to help me understand the way I worked and the way I could be working in order to feel more fulfilled. I really loved Sohaila’s authentic and down to earth manner and her genuine interest in putting the actions I chose for myself into practise. Each of the actions I took away from the sessions felt inspiring and exciting. I like to think that my sessions with Sohaila have given me a sense of self awareness and self belief I hadn't recognised myself before. I will definitely call on her again for coaching support."
  • Jo
    "I trust Sohaila implicitly, which has meant I have felt truly comfortable in opening up and exploring ideas or concerns, which I may have not done with another coach. Sohaila has a beautiful, calm and authentic coaching ability which leaves me feeling relaxed and productive (a very rare and valued combination). The plans I have taken away from my sessions with Sohaila have enabled me to achieve so much. I always leave our sessions empowered and ready to take on the world. "
  • Charlotte

    I have been receiving coaching sessions with Sohaila for 2 months so far, and it has has a tremendous impact on many areas of my life. 

    Before the sessions I was feeling very unclear on where I was going in life and unhappy with where I was at too. Sohaila helped me from the very first session helping me find and discover what my core values really were and the roles I was playing in my life and what areas of my life were important to me to focus on. With in the first week I had committed to clearing out my space/personal environment, which I had been putting off for a long time before. This helped me to feel cleared and feel happier in my current environment. I was able to see that although some things aren’t currently in my control (not able to move right now) I could still make improvements in areas of my life.

    Through out the weeks I found I have been gaining more clarity on what was holding me back in certain areas of my life and how I could empower myself and see things differently. A huge shift I have found is in self awareness. Now I have found and connected with what is truly important to me, what my core values are and where I want to be, do and have I have found I new sense of awareness around how I feel about situations as they unfold and instead of reacting I can sit back and assess trigger points and consider how I should respond. 

    I have also found I am now opening myself up/letting down my guard to be more vulnerable. I have since started an extra venture alongside my existing business as I discovered I was putting pressure on myself and had lost touch with joy and fun in my life and through exploring creativity is how I found my new extra venture, which I am really enjoying. I was also very closed at the start to even being remotely open to romance or a relationship due to previous experiences and through the progress I have made I am now dating someone and allowing myself to let my guard down.

    In one session Sohaila helped me create a positive anchor, I feel this could benefit anyone for many different aspects they would like to work on and the technique really was so simple and easy to follow with Sohaila even via Zoom. 

    Overall, I am so grateful for these sessions with Sohaila and they really have made a drastic positive impact in more ways than I would have ever expected. Sohaila has such a warm, caring nature and really takes her time to find out what I needed and wanted from our sessions and moved fluidly with my needs as I went through the motions of ups and downs personally as I was working through things. I really felt valued and heard and Sohaila made a real effort to make sure I understood all the exercises we went through and the way it would best benefit me to learn and progress as we all learn so differently.

    Thank you so much for helping me make positive changes."

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Southsea,, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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