Colette Hart PG Dip MBACP (Heart 2 Hart Solutions)
Hi I’m Colette, a Psychotherapist specialising in trauma, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. I offer compassion and understanding to those experiencing anxiety and stress from any traumatic incident, including sexual, physical & psychological abuse and bereavement. I also specialise in working with those who are living with a diagnosis of cancer, and have a particular interest in supporting patients who have experienced medical trauma.
Medical trauma is unique in that it is often misunderstood as a trauma in its own right and categorised as a general anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder. Both these conditions as well as other symptoms may be connected, but medical trauma focuses on understanding the nature and effects of anxiety and trauma which occurs from direct contact with the medical setting. Examples may be a chronic life changing illness, a life threatening diagnosis, or a routine operation that has impacted on you in a negative way, leaving a fear of the hospital environment. Anything medically related that causes an unwelcome change in circumstances and quality of life can make us feel depressed, anxious, isolated and frightened, as we struggle to adjust.
When encountering any kind of trauma it is not unusual to experience a sense of not 'belonging' in our own skin, and a loss of our sense of 'self' or identity, which can feel unsafe and fearful. A specialist service offering emotional support at a time when we are at our most vulnerable can offer enormous relief and help us to cope better.
Personal and professional experience of trauma has instilled a passion and dedication in me to help those who have been similarly affected. As an integrative and cognitive behavioural therapist I work with a variety of models tailor made to suit you and your unique situation, utilising visual and creative techniques, cognitive adjustment, and your ways of relating; to others, to your past and to the present. At all times I offer you empathy and compassion and our work is always collaborative, ensuring you have a safe space in which to explore your trauma, which can be challenging as well as liberating, but ultimately helps you gain control back in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Relational Integrative Therapist & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in South Wales. I have experience working with issues such as medical trauma, male & female sexual abuse and sexualised trauma, physical and psychological trauma, male & female rape, suicidal thoughts & suicide ideation, self-harm, feelings of guilt, shame and blame, panic & anxiety attacks, bereavement and loss and coping with sudden child bereavement. I have worked within the Cardiff & Vale’s traumatic stress service addressing issues of severe & complex trauma and post traumatic stress disorder. (PTSD) and currently offer my services to Breast Cancer Care Cardiff, supporting those with a primary and secondary cancer diagnosis.
I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), a member of BACP Health Care, and a member of MIND.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling: University of South Wales
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
Continuous professional Development:
- Compassion Focused Therapy for shame based trauma and PTSD July 2018
- UK Psychological Trauma Society Annual Regional Conference on Trauma 2017
- Cognitive therapy for PTSD: Ellis & Clark model
- Growing around grief: implications for practice
- UK Psychological Trauma Society Annual Regional Conference on Trauma 2016
- Two Minds are better than One: Relational Mindfulness
- Working with Trauma in the Body & Mind
- Building Resilience in Therapists
- Working with Sexualised Trauma
- An approach to working more safely with trauma
- Working Safely & Professionally with Erotic Transference/Counter Transference
- Mental Health Awareness
- Embodied Counter-Transference
- ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Training
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Substance Misuse
- Personality Disorder
- Brief Therapy
- Child Protection
Current on-going :
- Somatic trauma therapy; Babette Rothschild, 2018/2019
- Hypnotherapy & Cognitive Techniques for Stress Management in Business Diploma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
The Cyncoed Consulting Rooms have been designed by healthcare professionals, work in association with Spire Hospital and offer the very best in private medical care. They provide a range of consulting and clinical services and are registered with the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales.
Initial session: £85 (90 mins)
Follow up sessions: £60 (60 mins)
Appointments are booked directly with myself and payment can be made to the Consulting Rooms at the time of your appointment.
The number of sessions required depends entirely on your individual needs, and your initial assessment session together with regular mutual feedback means you can budget accordingly. It is suggested that sessions are weekly or fortnightly. Please feel free to contact me with any queries on 07903 457205 or e-mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org
We kindly request our 24 hour cancellation policy be adhered to otherwise a 50% charge will be incurred. (see policy on our website)
I look forward to meeting you and sharing your experience......
I am piloting a series of group therapy workshops called ‘counselling with cake’ from September 2018 for those living with the debilitating effects of fibromyalgia and will also be offering group therapy for those living with the debilitating effects of menopause. Take a look at my website for any further information at www.heart2hartsolutions.co.uk
Maps & Directions
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Wednesday & Thursday. Alternative times may be available by prior arrangement.
Types of client