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Forth Counselling | Robert Backai MSc, Dip CBT (BACP, SEA/UKCP)

About me

Hello and welcome. Thank you for considering me to help you feel better, stronger and healthier. Maybe you want to do more of the things you like or want to enjoy life a bit more, especially now when everything seems unknown, uncertain and always changing. Perhaps you are grieving the loss of a loved one and life just doesn’t feel the same.  Counselling and CBT can help.

Feeling anxious, worried or sad can be overwhelming and seem hard to overcome. Talking to a trained therapist about your feelings and difficulties can help you understand and process them in healthier ways and lead to feeling better about yourself, others and the world.

Through counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) we can explore and seek solutions to areas of life you are finding difficult or challenging, be it anxiety, anger or low mood among other things. We can work with difficult life changes such as bereavement, divorce, cancer or other medical diagnoses.

Talking helps, and exploring the challenges and difficulties we face, while trying out new ways of thinking and being can make us stronger, more resilient and see things differently. Life will always challenge us in some ways, yet we can learn how to face these challenges in healthier and more positive ways, and bounce back stronger after difficult events.

I believe that things can change and that life can, and does get better.

I look forward to working with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Mental Health Problems
  • MSc Medical Sciences

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Wellbeing during cancer

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy

Fees

£45 per 50 minutes appointment

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I am able to offer concessions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Caretaker's Flat
Central Chambers
93 Hope Street
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G2 6LD

South Side Centre
86 Causewayside
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH9 1PY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Hungarian

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Daytime, evenings and weekends.

Available for in-person, online and telephone work.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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