Carole Ann Hart

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Brecon LD3 & Hereford HR4
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You will find a safe and confidential space with me to share your issues and concerns. I will support you exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others. 

I am also a teacher and I work with children, teenagers and adults educationally and I see this as more than just gaining qualifications and work towards supporting development of ‘rounded people’ with life skills. Counselling was the additional part of the puzzle for me to supporting understanding of who we are. Every day I am grateful for counselling training and being a person-centred counsellor and hearing clients tell me how it impacts positively on their lives. 

As your counsellor I will not give you my opinions or advice or prescribe medication. I will help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with your problems.

You’ll get the best results from your therapy if you are open and honest with me and say how you’re really feeling. To support you doing this I will help you feel safe to be able to discuss sensitive issues. That includes being able to give me honest feedback on how you feel about your therapy and how we are working together.

In your first session we will discuss a contract that will outline my responsibilities as a counsellor. We will agree a regular day and time to meet and consider how many sessions you may like and your financial position. In this session I can begin to understand what is going on for you and help you to identify what it is you would like to gain from the process. This will help you decide if you are happy to proceed with counselling. 

It is important to understand that counselling can sometimes be challenging and that there are times when you may feel tired after a session and perhaps a little worse overall before you begin to feel better. It is important then to look after yourself, to give yourself time. If you can after a session, I would suggest you take some time to reflect on the session and to do some self-care, perhaps go for a walk, take a bath, listen to some music, whatever it is that feels right for you. 

Counselling is also how I make my living. Having said that Counselling is my vocation and I am passionate about making it accessible. So, if you have any financial concerns talk to me about it and I will do my best to support you. There may even be other places I can signpost you to for support.

Types of therapy -

I am Person-centred and a registered member with the BACP. 

I work with adults.

I deliver therapy Face to face.
Long and short-term therapy
Single session interventions

I am polyamory aware.

Conscious uncoupling aware.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as an Adult Person-centred therapist with a child and young person’s integrative therapy CPCAB qualification and experience. I decided to study these two qualifications simultaneously because I believe understanding the child is key to understanding the adult and vice a versa.

My work experience includes being a Children's and Young Person's Practitioner, Counsellor for Adults, Teacher, Specialist Teacher across all ages, Support Worker, NHS manager and delivering NHS talking therapies. Working with organisations that include The Dove Trust, MIND, bluesci and Place2Be. 

My career has taught me how important it is to experience everyone as an individual, regardless of their age. We all share one similarity and that is that we are unique. Broadening the depth of my studies and continuing professional development helps do that. Below you will find a brief summary of my training.

14/07/2023 Foundation Degree Studies Counselling 

25/04/2022 Adults & All Wales Safeguarding Procedures

01/03/2020 CPCAB Children’s Counselling Level 4 Diploma

24/07/2019 Advanced PGCE PGDipE Lifelong in-service Level 7 Outstanding

Online DBS - Child & Adult Enhanced DBS.
Update service ID: C2382117966.

My continuous professional development as a counsellor has included a wide variety of areas. Some examples are shown below -

Understanding Society & Families 

Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Different Settings 

Out of This World – Working with Suicide and Suicidal Awareness

Autism Awareness for Educators NCC Level 3

Learning Disabilities Awareness NCC Level 3

The Autistic Spectrum ‘From Theory to Practice’ 

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Level 3 NCC Intermediate Level 

Building Resilience in ourselves and Children

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

When I work

Counselling times can be flexible and agreed in our initial consultation.

Brecon, Powys, LD3

Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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