Narinder Kaur Bains
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As a gestalt cou
nselor, I believe we are all born equipped with resources and the 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 ourselves 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)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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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
£55 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.