About you, us and our relationship
About the Company
Heart 2 Hart Solutions has been established to highlight the need for a dedicated medical trauma service for adults, offering specialist emotional support for all medical related issues and diagnoses in South Wales.
“Colette taught me how to manage and control my anxiety and through talking therapy she led me down conversational paths which actually allowed me to answer a lot of my own questions by viewing things differently and changing how I approached the difficulties I had been facing……”
Private one-to-one counselling is available, as well as educational group therapy where appropriate.
About Colette Hart
I’m Colette the founder of Heart 2 Hart Solutions. Personal and professional experience of medical trauma has instilled a passion and dedication in me to help those who have been similarly affected. Originally owning three successful wellbeing and cosmetic clinics together with a private school in South Wales, I chose to train to become a Psychotherapist after health problems caused me to have to close my business, leaving me not only with what I considered to be little in the way of hope for the future, but with a distinct lack of emotional support when I needed it the most. Further health challenges over subsequent years have met with the same emotional barriers, which has resulted in this dedicated, private trauma service for health and wellbeing. As an integrative therapist I favour a combination of the models of compassion focused, somatic and mindful cognitive behavioural therapy, meaning I offer a comprehensive, holistic and compassionate way of working with medical trauma. Uniquely to Wales I favour Babette Rothschild’s somatic approach, having completed a years post graduate training with the US trauma specialist in London. I have also assisted on Babette Rothschild’s training programme.
I have vast experience of working with all trauma and PTSD; however in recent years it has become very obvious how different and unacknowledged medical trauma is, which is why I’ve chosen to specialise in this field. I have worked within the Cardiff & Vale NHS health board addressing issues of single and complex trauma and PTSD, I was the therapist for the ‘Living with Secondary Breast Cancer’ group for the South Wales division of ‘Breast Cancer Now’ and have provided a number of workshops on communication and relationships after a diagnosis, as well as coping with anxiety for those living with primary and secondary breast cancer. Currently I’m the Lead Therapist for ‘In this 2gether’; educational therapy groups for those with a secondary breast cancer diagnosis, running across Wales, funded by Moondance and in association with Macmillan. In January 2019 I developed a pilot scheme ‘Cake & Counsel’; educational group therapy for those living with a chronic medical condition. This took place over a 10 month period, progress results were measured, collated and presented to a group of Health Care Professionals. The group is still running. Currently I’m working towards expanding the accessibility of secondary breast cancer groups across Wales, and will be introducing a service for primary breast cancer patients towards the end of 2022/beginning 2023. I’m also collaborating with Professor Michelle Flaum Hall, a US based medical trauma expert and Psychotherapist to raise awareness of medical trauma across the UK and further afield, so that patients can be treated with the respect and compassion they deserve. In 2023 I shall be completing the only medical trauma certificate in the world on-line from Xavier University in Ohio US, developed and delivered by Professor Flaum Hall.
Heart 2 Hart Solutions Ltd.
Cyncoed Medical Centre,
Tel: 07903 457245
Counselling and Emotional Support | In a one-to-one setting | In a group environment | For patients & healthcare professionals