Dr Kiran Bains
I am a qualified health psychologist who has been working with people with long term conditions for the last 12 years in a variety of settings to date, including in the NHS, third sector and private sector. During this time I have spent 2 years as the Long Term Conditions Lead for people with chronic illness in a primary care mental health service and I currently work in a specialist Haemoglobinopathies service in the NHS. I also have several years experience in helping people to make and sustain behaviour changes to achieve healthier lives. I have also published some of my work in academic journals in the field and presented this at academic conferences, and continue to build links between my research and practice to enable continuous learning and application to my therapeutic work.
My core values are honesty, kindness, fairness and curiosity. I strive to understand those that I work with and their experiences, build authentic and caring relationships with them and recognise the struggles they may face, including difficult experiences that they may have faced on their healthcare journey.
The models I work with
I work with a variety of models both in their “pure form” and in an integrated approach to suit your needs. These include:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Compassion Focussed Therapy
My clinics run on Wednesday mornings and Friday mornings. I work with with people across the age span from 17 years upwards.
Training and qualifications
- Doctorate in Health Psychology (2015-2019, City, University of London)
- MSc Health Psychology (2011-2012, University of Surrey)
- ACT for Trauma (2021, Contextual Consulting)
- ACT for low self-esteem (2021, Contextual Consulting)
- Intermediate MI (2020, Tavistock Training centre)
- ACT for Long Term Conditions (2019, Greater Manchester Psychology Providers network)
- CBT for Physical Health concerns (2018, SCPS Consulting)
I also attend regular peer supervision workshops by the Manchester Health Psychology Network with a specialist focus on providing support to people with long term conditions
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): PYL36973