Daniel Bains

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Oldbury B68 & Sutton Coldfield B74
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We all deserve to be truly heard, seen and accepted for who we are. Without judgement, I’m here to support you through the process of therapy.


Initially, we’ll work to unpack what has brought you here today.

Whether that be feeling overwhelmed by anxious thoughts, feeling stuck in depression or learning to process difficult past experiences.

It can be hard to manage these feelings alone.

I’m here, to walk alongside you.

To sit with you in the difficult moments.

To support you in finding a way forward.

To help you live a life that feels true to yourself.

👉 The process:

I offer a free initial 30-minute appointment.

✉️ To connect, simply send a message.

Within a safe and confidential space-

We can work to understand:

  1. What has brought you here today
  2. What is it you need from therapy
  3. What is it you need from myself
  4. What barriers are present
  5. Where is it you feel stuck

I’m here to guide you as we answer these questions.

⏩ Helping you find a way to move forward. 

Bringing with me over a decade of experience in the charity sector helping people. 

I’ve supported individuals with Severe Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Addiction and Past Trauma, working across Birmingham.

Step by step we’ve worked towards making positive changes.

How it works? 

🎯 We set goals for the work, so we have a direction.

🤲 We view this as a partnership and collaborative effort.

🌱 I support you where you are, whilst also challenging you to succeed.

🗣 I ask you for feedback and adapt the therapy so it supports you most.

What can therapy help with?

  • Learning to manage anxiety
  • Finding ways to overcome depression
  • Building stronger relationships with those around you
  • Developing a stronger identity and understanding of who you are
  • Forgiving yourself for past mistakes
  • Processing grief and past trauma
  • Personal development
  • Overcoming addiction

🚶‍♂️ Taking the first step:

I fully understand and respect the decision to enter therapy can be a challenging one.

It often feels like embarking on a journey into the unknown.

I do however wish to say, that I embrace the opportunity to walk alongside you.

Starting the process:

📲 07405 221 011 .....Contact to arrange a 30-minute introductory call......

Or feel free to send an email enquiry.

I aim to respond within 24hrs to arrange.

📞 Introductory Calls:

These are free of charge , 30-minutes long, and informal.

We can have a friendly discussion about what brings you here and how I can help.

Whilst also providing an opportunity to see if it feels like the right fit before deciding next steps.

There's no pressure to make a decision on the call, simply reach out by text if you wish to begin and we'll arrange.


(I work in person, online and by phone. We can find the best format that suits you. I have use of a quiet space in Oldbury and Sutton Coldfield for in person sessions).

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional training:

  • Level 5 BACP Integrative Counselling Diploma 
  • Counselling Diploma
  • Counselling Skills 

Further training & CPD

  • Anxiety/ Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Bereavement 
  • Family & Relationship Issues
  • Substance Misuse & Behavioural Addiction


  • Freelance Counsellor for Murray Hall Community Trust
  • Volunteer Counsellor for St. Martin's Counselling Service
  • Specialist Mental Health Mentor for Barry Bennetts
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Welfare Rights Adviser
  • Welfare Advice Lead 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How old are you & what's your experience? 
I'm 31 years old with a decade of experience in the charity sector. Working in community mental health support and welfare rights work. I began practicing as a therapist in 2021 at St. Martin's Counselling Centre. I now work on a freelance basis for a Charity in Sandwell and in Private Practice. 

What's your background?
I'm British Asian, born down south but I've been here long enough to consider myself a brummie. 

How many sessions will I need?
Hard one to answer as it varies. I would recommend we discuss on the intro call what you wish to work on. We can go session by session or set a goal to review after a certain number. I normally recommend 6 sessions. Once we've made progress we can move to fortnightly then monthly when working towards an ending to therapy. 

Do you offer a discounted rate?
Therapy can seem like a big expense. I've been a client myself and understand that. However I saw the value that it gave me. The changes I was able to make in life that got me where I am today. I do hold places at a discounted rate of £40 when they are available. 


📞 Contact to set up an intro call: 07405 221 011

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekend sessions are available by request.

Further information

My Professional Training:

I’m Person-Centred with training in CBT, Gestalt and Psychodynamic therapy.

Person-centred is about providing a relationship built on trust, that empowers you toward self-discovery.

CBT is useful to challenge negative patterns of thinking and behaving that may be holding you back.

Psychodynamic therapy involves understanding how the past influences you today. (There may be certain learnt behaviours from childhood that no longer serve you as an adult).

Gestalt provides a creative way of working, in the present moment. This can help you further understand how the past influences how you feel right now. It can help you work through unfinished business from your past that still feels alive and open today.

This provides me the ability to support you with different life challenges as they arise. With the aim toward increasing your self-awareness over time.

As your therapist, I’m here to support you in this process. To walk alongside you, until you feel comfortable to walk without my help.


📞 Contact to set up an intro call: 07405 221 011

454 Hagley Road West, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 0DL

Unit 6, Astor House, 282 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 2UG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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