Maninder Bains Psychotherapist & Lecturer

Maninder Bains Psychotherapist & Lecturer

Hinkshay Road

07882859087 / 07882 859087

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About me

Life matters—but 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 Bi-polar disorder, OCD, Psychosis, clinical depression, addiction,couples therapy, and acute anxiety, etc. I offer counselling and psychotherapy for short and long term to meet clients needs. I also use 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 client’s awareness during first session.

I have been training counsellors/psychotherapist for over 15 years, and have been running courses at level 4 and 5 with very successful pass rate see for more details.

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


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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


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)

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'.

Maps & Directions

Telford, TF4 3PA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (negotiated weekend availability)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Quality work cannot be sustained alone.  To withstand the quality of care offered to clients, the therapists need ongoing clinical supervision.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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