Hayley Gait

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MBACP (Accred) Trauma and EMDR Therapist
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Talbot Green, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF72 8AE
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About me

Psychotherapist specialising in Trauma and PTSD in adults. I can offer appointments in the Counselling Hub Talbot Green.

My name is Hayley and im a Psychotherapist specialising traumatic experiences.  My background includes working within a primary care setting, working in charities including Mind and 2wish and most recently Occupational Health department in Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.  I have successfully worked in private practice for 5 years.

I believe everyone has the desire and ability to fulfil their own potential. I also think that we all can change and grow as people if we are given the opportunity to see how to do this. Counselling “holds a mirror” up for you to see how you really feel about past issues and events. It allows you to see new possibilities and make choices and changes that may give you a more peaceful outlook on life.

I specialise in trauma counselling and also have a lot of experience working with bereavement.  I work with a variety of problems and issues, these include anxiety and depression, emotional issues, relationship issues, childhood abuse and trauma, adult trauma including physical and emotional abuse (this can also include one time traumas like car accidents, witnessing something ), narcissistic relationships and PTSD.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) where I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  I am also a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists (MNCP).  

I offer two types of support


People come for counselling for many reasons, it could be they are struggling with anxiety and low mood, stress, Bereavement, loss or relationship problems to name a few.  You might be looking for coping techniques/strategies to help you with a certain problem or to get a better understanding of yourself and important others in your life.  Whatever your reason for coming to counselling it could be to talk freely in a non judgemental setting, support through a difficult and traumatic time or to achieve a more life balance we can achieve these goals together.

I work in an integrative way, which means that I draw on my core humanistic training (person centred) together with the knowledge and experience gained from further professional development including CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), SFT(Solution Focused Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and Trauma Processing ( See next paragraph), to offer what is most relevant to you. I work short term and long term depending on your specific needs.

Sessions last for 50 mins

Trauma Processing and EMDR

During the last 2 years I have been completing a PG Dip (level 7) in Traumatology and PTSD.  This has taught me a comprehensive and systematic approach to treating complex trauma and PTSD in adults.  This includes a detailed assessment, psycho-education, safety and stabilisation, emotional regulation and trauma processes.  These include IRRT (Image Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy), PET (Prolonged Exposure Therapy), NET (Narrative Exposure Therapy), ERRT (Exposure Relaxation and Rescripting Therapy for Post-Trauma Nightmares) and CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) which are all the recommended treatments for Trauma and PTSD in the NICE guidelines.

Lots of people will experience some type of trauma in their lives and these trauma processes are very well researched in helping people file away the memories properly to either prevent or help with PTSD. These techniques can be used on one event or multiple (complex trauma).

 Sessions last for 75 mins to 90 mins

Time and Space

Your sessions are time just for you. This unique time allows you the space to listen to yourself and identify your true feelings as opposed to glossing over them; as we so often do in day-to-day life. I will take the time to actively listen to you and to understand your experiences from your perspective as you tell your story. Talking to someone outside of your family or circle of friends will allow you to gain a new insight as to what is troubling you.

How do I start the ball rolling?

You can contact me directly on 07977298284 to discuss any queries you have. Please leave a message with your contact details (including phone number), and I'll get back to you or you can email me.

Our first session will be an opportunity for you to explore what has brought you to counselling and to decide if I am the right person to help you. You can outline your worries, issues, concerns and fears; whether they are current problems or experiences from the past which are still causing you distress. In this session, we will discuss what you are hoping to achieve from counselling so that we know where we are aiming for in our work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am currently working in private practice in the Counselling Hub Talbot Green.  I have worked in Occupational Health as a Wellbeing Counsellor for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. I am a fully qualified and insured and have experience with working with charities within South Wales. These include Home-Start (supporting families with young children, Merthyr Mind (based in Primary Care in a hospital working with clients with mild to moderate mental health issues) and 2wishuponastar (as a Bereavement Counsellor). I also have experience of working with teenagers as a Counsellor in Bridgend College

I am a accredited member of the BACP Registration No. 796363 and am fully DBS checked.

I have experience of working with clients with a number of issues including depression, anxiety,mental illness, relationship problems, trauma, addictions, bereavement, abuse and many others.

  • PG Diploma (level 7) in Trauma and PSTD (due to be completed Dec 2023)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Part 1,2 ,3 
  • Degree in Person Centred Counselling – University of South Wales
  • Level 2 in Counselling Skills – Bridgend College
  • Level 3 in Counselling – Bridgend College
  • Proficiency test with BACP
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness training
  • Substance Abuse/Drugs and Alcohol Training
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Cruse Bereavement Training
  • Safeguarding Young People and Adults
  • Stress and Anger Management
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Re-wind technique for Trauma
  • Advanced Certificate in Eating Disorders
  • CBT Techniques
  • Mental Health Advocacy Training
  • Solution Focused Training
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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


£50.00 - £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna

Additional information

Daytime appointments are available 

Counselling £60 per 50 mins session

Trauma and EMDR Processing £75 per session

For businesses counselling is £60 per session and EMDR is £90

Counselling sessions can be as often as clients would like 

Trauma processing – sessions shouldn’t be no more than 2 weeks apart.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I offer counselling at:

Counselling Hub Upper Floor 83 Talbot Road Talbot Green.Which is based on the main High Street in Talbot Green. There is plenty of free parking (opposite in the retail park) and is really close to the bus station.

I accept referrals from GP's, Occupational Health Specialists and other Professionals.

I also accept EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) Referrals.

Payment is by cash(there are cashpoints nearby) or bank transfer.

I do not charge a cancellation fee provided 24 hours notice is given.

Counselling Hub, 83 Upper Floor, Talbot Road, Talbot Green, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF72 8AE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Hayley Gait
Hayley Gait