Dr Parveen Bains | Oxford Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
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Dr Parveen Bains . Psychotherapist

Dr Bains – Medical Psychotherapist

parveen-v2-250Dr Parveen Bains is a Medical Psychotherapist and currently holds an NHS Consultant post in Medical Psychotherapy in Hertfordshire. She has previously worked in both the Eating Disorders services in Oxford and Wiltshire and as an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist in Eating Disorders in West London Mental Health Trust, based in Ealing. Her experience in Psychotherapy is broad based; she has worked in the Psychological Services department at the Warneford Hospital for many years and also at the Isis Centre in Oxford, working with both individuals and groups with a variety of different emotional problems.  This has included working with adults with depression, trauma, anxiety/stress, eating disorders, physically unexplained symptoms and relationship problems. She is very experienced with working with both the physical and emotional aspects of mental illness and works with clients in a holistic way according to their individual needs.


Parveen is a UK Council of Psychotherapy accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In addition, she has also worked with clients with Eating Disorders using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT E), Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DIT) and Systemic Therapy.


Parveen completed a Medical degree in London and then went onto complete her junior training in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London. She came to Oxford to complete higher specialist training in Medical Psychotherapy and during this time developed a special interest in working psychotherapeutically with clients with Eating Disorders. She believes that it is important to work collaboratively with clients using a range of different therapeutic approaches according to individual need and preference as there is no “one size fits all”.

GMC registration: 448 1364

UKCP registration: 2011165172

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Feedback for Parveen

Thank you so much for the help that you have given me. I feel that the lessons I have learnt and the truths about myself I have realised have been invaluable and would not have been possible without you. You have taught me to question, feel and listen to myself. I think those things are helping me now and will continue to do so in the future.
Thank you for your patience, guidance and wise words…
I have so much to take away with me so thank you for everything you have done
Thank you for being there to help and support me through recovery

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