Heather Bear

Heather Bear


02920 564111 / 07785 756407

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About me

I work alongside clients who feel stuck; at a low point; would like to see some change; or just need to talk.

We hear labels such as depression, low self-esteem, OCD, BPD, addiction, bereavement, PTSD and trauma.  But what do these mean for the individual? By allowing a safe space issues can be explored together, and some insight can lead to action and change.

We can get 'stuck' in childhood logic and behavior, not realizing that the survival strategies and personal beliefs we created for managing our early life have become the lens through which we now view the world.

Using Adlerian principles from the psychology of Alfred Adler, I believe in human creativity and the power of choice.  With a little insight and encouragement we can work towards changing ourselves and our habitual ways of behaving.


(Alfred Adler)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Adlerian Counselling
  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Adlerian Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • UHOVI Dip. Engaging with Adults who have been Sexually Abused
  • New Pathways training - Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse
  • Babette Rothschild - Working Safely with Trauma

My experience for the last few years has been working with 'New Pathways' providing counselling support to men and women affected by the trauma caused by Rape and Sexual Abuse and the associated psychological and somatic impacts.

Priority for my practice is working safely with the client at their own pace.  This may be short-term, solution/goal oriented work or long-term, open ended exploratory psychotherapy.

Common issues that I regularly help clients to address are:

- Low self-esteem
- Guilt & shame
- Anxiety & fear
- Depression
- Self harm
- Suicidal thoughts and feelings
- Anger

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a special interest in working with Trauma, PTSD, and Survivors of Abuse.


My fees are £40.00 for a 55 minute session.

Booking details on request by phone or email.

Based mostly in Cardiff West.

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


morning, afternoon and evening appointments available, please contact to check availability.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme