About me

Life matters—but the quality of life matters more. Anxiety, stress and depression impinge upon the quality of life. So,individual’s quality of life is the central focus of my client work. I have worked with clients with Bipolar disorder, OCD, Psychosis, clinical depression, addiction, couples therapy, and acute anxiety, etc. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for the short and long term to meet clients needs. I also use the 2+1 model of CBT.

I am a fully trained, qualified and experienced Psychotherapist/ Counsellor and Supervisor. I have worked with various counselling organisations across Shropshire including volunteering at Telford Mind. I also review new counselling/psychotherapy books and therapy articles for magazines for various publishers.

As a private counselling practitioner, my approach is open and flexible. At the initial assessment, I like to discuss the choice of therapy available and the best approach to meet the individual client’s needs, in recognition of the fact ‘one size does not fit all. However I have no illusion that relationship between a client and a counsellor is the primary requirement for any modality to work. It is explored and brought to the client’s awareness during the first session.

I have been training counsellors/psychotherapists for over 19 years, and have been running courses at levels 4 and 5 with very successful pass rates see www.stcp.uk 

As a professional member of the BACP I am bound by their code of practice and ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Supervision
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
PGCE in Post Compulsory Educations and Training
Transactional Analysis 101
MSc REBT 1st year
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Further and Adult Education Teacher Certificate
RSA - Certificate in Counselling Skills
Bachelor of Education
MA in English Literature
Lecturer for Counselling courses

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

  • Existential issues
  • Life purpose
  • Fear of death
  • Life coaching
  • Difficulties with counselling courses.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Supervision Sessions
£60-00 per session
Sliding scale for trainee counsellors

Counselling Sessions
Initial Assessment - £40.00
On-going Counselling - £50.00 (per 1 hour session)
Sliding scale for trainee Counsellors and individuals on benefits

Please note - Fees are payable per session unless discussed otherwise at the initial assessment.

Free parking is available

Cancellation Fees

Over 24 hours notice - No charge
Within 24 hours notice - £22.50
Under 12 hours - full fee payable
No show - full fee payable (unless reason beyond client's control)


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

COVID -19 I offer Skype, Zoom and telephone sessions.

If payment is an issue, still speak with me.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (negotiated weekend availability)

Further information

Please call me or send me an email to mjbains@hotmail.com for an appointment or to discuss your needs.

All calls and messages will be treated as 'confidential'.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Enough parking

Additional languages

Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Quality work cannot be sustained alone.

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Maninder Bains

Maninder Bains