Maninder Bains

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Psychotherapist & Lecturer
Available for new clients
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Telford, Shropshire, TF4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 

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)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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


£50.00 per session

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)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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 for an appointment or to discuss your needs.

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

Telford, Shropshire, TF4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Enough parking

Additional languages

Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu


In person

Quality work cannot be sustained alone.

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Maninder Bains
Maninder Bains