Robert Backai

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Robert offers counselling face-to-face, by phone and via Zoom.

As a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Robert offers counselling and psychotherapy services to help you feel better, stronger and healthier.  Employing a range of cognitive and behavioural therapies (CBT) alongside contemporary approaches to psychotherapy, Robert can help you explore and seek solutions to areas of life you are finding difficult or challenging, be it emotional difficulties, life transitions or solving problems.

Talking to a trained counsellor 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 future. In addition to these, trying out new ways of thinking and being can make you stronger, more resilient, see things differently and help you better relate to self and others. CBT can help you identify and evaluate unhelpful thinking patterns and ways of responding that may be stopping you from living life the way you want to.

Clients are welcome from all backgrounds and identities wishing to explore difficulties due to:

• Stress
• Anxieties, panic and worry
• Anger
• Bereavement
• Traumatic grief and loss
• Low mood and depression
• Self-worth and self-esteem
• Trauma
• Men’s issues
• Personal difficulties
• Problem solving
• Life transitions

Life can be challenging sometimes and counselling can enable you to face these challenges in healthier, more positive ways and bounce back stronger after difficult events. Robert believes that moments of crisis can be points of change, development and growth, leading to renewed strength and courage.

Robert is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adheres to their Code of Ethics.


Robert obtained a  Diploma in CBT and Groupwork from Glasgow’s renowned Centre of Therapy and Counselling Studies.  He has also undertaken additional BACP-recommended training in online and telephone counselling and is now fully qualified to work this way, in addition to face-to-face counselling.

Visit Robert’s website here.


‘I recently completed a course of 12 CBT sessions with Robert.  Robert was thoroughly professional and reliable from our first contact.  We worked together to identify what our goals were going to be and Robert structured sessions to help us achieve them. I found him supportive and non-judgemental and therefore I was able to be really open and honest about my issues. I feel in a much healthier place moving forward and would have no hesitation working with Robert again or recommending him to anyone else.’ May 2022

Booking your appointment with Robert

Robert aims to offer convenient, accessible therapy available to all and appointments can be arranged to suit your lifestyle.  Appointments cost £50 and last 50 minutes, with reduced rates also available.