Dr. Sobia Khan

Utopia Psychological Services

Counselling, Womens Health, Mens Health in Newcastle Under Lyme

Member Organisation(s): BPS and HCPC

Insurance: AXA

Therapy Provides:
Womens Health, Mens Health, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, EMDR, Psychotherapy

Therapy Provides:
Womens Health, Mens Health, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, EMDR, Psychotherapy

Copthall House
King Street
Newcastle Under Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 1UE

Billing and Insurance

Fees:

Womens Health: £100/session

Mens Health: £100/session

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): £100/session

Counselling: £100/session

EMDR: £100/session

Psychotherapy: £100/session

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Member Organisation(s): BPS and HCPC

Insurance: AXA

Therapy Provides:
Womens Health, Mens Health, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling, EMDR, Psychotherapy

About Utopia Psychological Services

Thank you for visiting my page. I am the director of Utopia Psychological Services, which is an independent mental health service based in Newcastle Under Lyme, in Staffordshire.

I am a Chartered and HCPC registered doctor of Clinical Psychology, with a specialism in the treatment of complex trauma.

Assessment
I like to get to the bottom of things - and therefore, in your first few sessions with me I will hope to go over as much information as possible with you about the past, present and your hopes for the future. This assessment will then enable us to develop an understanding/ hypothesis (formulation) about:

1) What your current difficulties are
2) The factors in your early life that may be contributing to these difficulties
3) any recent events which have triggered your current problems
4) what is preventing you from getting better or reaching your goals
5) What your strengths are or what resources you have which will help you to get better
6) What your goals are

Care plan/ Treatment plan
Once we have gathered the above information we can develop a care plan or a treatment plan. This will be based on my recommendation of what psychological therapy I think would be helpful for you. This will be based on the most up to date clinical research and also on guidance from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). In drawing up this plan we would take into consideration which goals you would like to prioritise. This plan would also take into account what you are able to afford. I am able to design a psychological intervention which is brief (1-6 sessions), or medium (6-20) to longer term (20 +).

Experience
I hold over 15 years experience delivering Mental Health Services. During this time, I have had the opportunity to work within In-patient, Out-patient and community mental health services. This means that I have treated people with a wide range of difficulties and across the whole range of severity. Having seen positive results for people experiencing mild, moderate or severe difficulties, means that I am confident about the effectiveness of therapy and people’s potential to change their circumstances for the better. I have held Clinical Psychology positions within the NHS and also within a national charity, treating survivors of torture and those who have experienced organized violence. .

I specialise in working with trauma along the whole spectrum of severity e.g. from human rights abuses, childhood abuse to bullying. There has been an increase in demand from individuals who are experiencing trauma and stress due to their work e.g. Police officers, humanitarian workers, and also those working in stressful corporate settings. Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) are now available via some organisations, therefore, it is worth asking your HR department about this.

Please see my website for more information about me at: www.utopiapsychologicalservices.com

My training, work experience and any achievement

Qualifications
2016 - Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate (in process of completing) - Cardiff University/Bond Solon
2013 - Training of Trainers - Solution Focused Therapy
2012 - EMDR Certificate part 1,2 & 3
2011 - STAR Supervisor training
2011 - Training of Trainers - Freedom from Torture
2010 - Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
2004 - BSc Psychology Honours

Positions

Director and Clinical Psychologist - Utopia Psychological Services - 2015 - Present
Clinical Psychologist - Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - 2010-Present
Clinical Psychologist - Freedom from Torture West Midlands - 2010 - 2015
Trainee Clinical Psychologist - University of Nottingham/ Derbyshire Mental Health Services - 2007-2010
Assistant Psychologist - South Birmingham Learning Disabilities Services -2006 -2007
Assistant Psychologist - Moseley Hall Hospital Birmingham - 2005-2006
Health Care Assistant - Notts Healthcare Highbury Hospital - 2003- 2005

Further Information

Philosophy
My work is my passion and I pride myself in delivering a high standard of service. I am constantly trying to learn new methods and approaches to helping people and thrive on seeing people improve their situation and enjoying a better quality of life. I continue to provide training voluntarily alongside Freedom from Torture and also hold a position in the NHS.

Just a thought.... Why is it that we will invest thousands in short term (holidays, shopping, restaurants, gifts, chocolate, gadgets, spa days, marathons, gym, personal trainer, diets, drinking, smoking, drugs, cosmetic surgery, new teeth, massage etc) attempts to make us feel good, but we won’t invest the price of a holiday into therapy? Don’t get me wrong, I believe its important to treat yourself, but living with difficulties such as anxiety and depression reduces your quality of life considerably. life is too short to waste hours, days, weeks, months or years contemplating an issue which has held you back for way too long. I have undergone therapy myself for a year and I found that it was hugely beneficial to me.

Age I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Other concerns & issues I deal with

Concerns & issues I deal with

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Adolescence
  • Affairs
  • Aggression
  • Agoraphobia
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD)
  • Anxiety
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Assertiveness
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Avoidant Personality
  • Disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Boredom
  • Bullying
  • Career Counselling
  • Childhood Issues
  • Chronic Disease
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Behaviour
  • Concentration Problems
  • Couple Relationships
  • Criminal Behaviour
  • Cultural Issues
  • Debt
  • Dementia
  • Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD)
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Disaster
  • Disfigurement
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dyslexia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Ethics
  • Exhaustion
  • Family Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fear
  • Gambling
  • Gay Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Identity Disorders
  • Grief
  • Headaches
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
  • Hysteria
  • Impulse Control Disorders (ICD)
  • Impulsive Behaviour
  • Inertia
  • Infertility
  • Inhibitions
  • Integration of Experience
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Kleptomania
  • Leadership
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Low Self Confidence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Manipulative Behaviour
  • Marriage (Marital Relations)
  • Meaningless
  • Mediation
  • Melancholia
  • Memory Problems
  • Mens Issues
  • Menopause
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Miscarriage
  • Morality
  • Mothering
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Neurosis
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Paraphilias
  • Parenting
  • Pathological Gambling
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Growth
  • Personal Relationships
  • Personality Disorders (PD)
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Physical Illness
  • Post Natal Depression (PND)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature Ejaculation (PE)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Psychogenic Neurosis
  • Psychosis
  • Race
  • Rape
  • Redundancy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Relationship Problems
  • Religion
  • Repetitive Negative Patterns
  • Restrictions
  • Sadness
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self Determination
  • Self Development
  • Self Harm
  • Separation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Offences
  • Shame
  • Shyness
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Phobia
  • Somatogenic Psychosis
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Terminal Illness
  • Terrorism
  • Tiredness
  • Tourettes Syndrome (TS)
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
  • Trichotillomania
  • Unresolved Issues
  • Weight Loss
  • Work Stress
  • Emotional Abuse

Therapy Provides

  • Womens Health
  • Mens Health
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • EMDR
  • Psychotherapy

Price List

  • Womens Health: £100/session
  • Mens Health: £100/session
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): £100/session
  • Counselling: £100/session
  • EMDR: £100/session
  • Psychotherapy: £100/session

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