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.
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 counsellor 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. As an integrative therapist embracing the models of compassion focused, cognitive behavioural and somatic trauma therapy, I offer a comprehensive, holistic and compassionate way of working with trauma. Uniquely in South Wales I favour Babette Rothschild’s approach, having completed a years post graduate training with the US trauma specialist in London, and I’m proud to see these methods working so effectively with my private trauma clients. I also assist on Babette Rothschild’s training programme.
I have experience in working with medical trauma, living with a cancer diagnosis, grief, bereavement and loss, sudden child bereavement, sexual abuse, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma associated anxiety. I also have experience of working 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 for 3 years, 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. In January 2019 I introduced a pilot scheme ‘Cake & Counsel’; educational group therapy for those living with a chronic medical condition. This took place over a 10 month period and the positive results collected and presented to a group of Health Care Professionals in 2020. Currently I am applying for funding to roll this programme out across South Wales for all those living with medical trauma or chronic health conditions. I’m also collaborating with a colleague to establish a unique group therapy programme for secondary breast cancer patients under the Macmillan umbrella starting in the Spring of 2021, and finally, I’m collaborating with Professor Michelle Flaum Hall, a US based medical trauma expert to raise awareness of this condition across the UK and further afield, so that patients can be treated with the respect and compassion they deserve.
Cyncoed Medical Centre,
Tel: 07903 457245
Counselling and Emotional Support | In a one-to-one setting | In a group environment | For patients & healthcare professionals