Brian Back

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Dip, BSC, PCET, PGCE. Member, BACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London GL5 & Bristol BS6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

When life gets hard, it's easy to feel like you're all alone and not good enough.

But you’re not alone. There's nothing 'wrong' with you. Everyone struggles sometimes. I know what it’s like. I understand. And I can help you understand, process, and work through the complex feelings that make life difficult.

 I’ve met many people who felt hopeless about life, who turned their lives around, in ways that felt almost miraculous. I’ve found that people have more strength and wisdom than they realise. Together, in a warm, non-judgmental, and very safe, confidential environment, we can help you to re-discover that same wisdom and strength in yourself. I can help you process and peel away your pain and problems, to become the person you want to be.

I have extensive experience and understanding of how to help people learn, grow, and become the person that they want to be, through my work as a counsellor, lecturer, and writer. Above all else, the one thing I have learned is that life can get better. By making the decision to look for help, you've already started on the path towards a happier life. I'd love to help you on that journey.

You can find my book and more details about my work here:

My approach to counselling is ‘person-centred’. That means I won’t tell you what to do, how you should think or feel, or that there’s anything ‘wrong’ with you. I know that you are the only person who can be an expert on your life, because you are the only person who has had your life experience. You are the only person who can know what you feel, and why.  

I believe that with the right support, everyone has the strength and ability within themselves to overcome any emotional difficulties that they might be experiencing. My job is to give you a safe and confidential space where you can feel comfortable enough to say anything that you’re thinking or feeling, to tell the deepest truths you may have never told anyone else.

I provide open, accepting, non-judgemental presence, support, and discussion, to help you uncover, untangle and process the difficult thoughts and emotions which are currently making life hard. Together, we can help you find peace and understanding, develop solutions that are right for you, and become the person you want to be.

I hope to meet with you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience of working with a wide range of clients, with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues

Diploma, BSC, PCET, PGCE

BACP member.

Member organisations

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.

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Online counselling £55 per session.

Sessions are 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Shoreditch, London, GL5

Bristol, City of Bristol, BS6

Type of session


Online platforms