Narinder Kaur Bains (Registered MBACP)
As a gestalt counsellor, I believe we are all born equipped with resources and ability to lead fulfilling lives. However, often during childhood or later in life, something interrupts this process and we become stuck in fixed patterns and beliefs about our selves that get in the way. I see my task as a counselor to help you see more clearly what your situation is, find out how you are part of it and experiment with finding new solutions or ways to face the difficulty.
I have direct experience working with adults and young people from different cultural backgrounds. I work with individuals experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, and abuse related issues.
I provide a confidential safe environment for you to explore the issues you bring. As a gestalt counselor, I work with what the client brings in the here and now, make meaning from exploring life's patterns looking at the whole in noticing that everything is interlinked.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
Accredited Diploma in Gestalt counselling
IAPT Children and Young People (CBT, Behaviour Activation, Phobias
Techniques in Gestalt and Psychodrama
Gestalt way of Working with children (work of Violet Solomon Oaklander)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
The Family Check-Up
Every Day Parenting
Mentalization-Based Therapy for parenting under pressure- MBT-PP
Depression, Secrets in the family, Child protection, Blocks, Self-harm, working with young people, sand tray, the sexualization of young people, psychodrama through Sesame ideologies, solution-focused and brief therapy.
Professional Body Membership
I am a Registered member of the British Association of Psychotherapy & Counselling (BACP)
Professional Development & Workshop
I am a member of a continuous professional & personal development group. In addition, I attend workshops to better my work and for personal development.
My professional experience includes working in private practice, Schools, third sector and charities and corporate organizations.
My roles have included Counselling, HR & recruitment, middle and senior management, Finance and administration. I have studied and worked in the UK, USA, and Switzerland.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Areas of Interest
Relationship Issues, Breavement & loss, Self esteem, Anxiety, Anger management, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, stress, self development, Different cultural issues.
I work using variety of techniques, models and using my own life experience
£50 per individual session
£70 per couple
Some concessionary rates are available depending on individual circumstances.
I offer face to face and long & short term work
I hold professional indemnity insurance.
The counselling relationship is confidential and my work is supervised in accordance with the BACP guidelines.