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Heart 2 Hart Cake & Counsel

Group therapy for medical trauma

Cake & Counsel; a 'not for profit' division of Heart 2 Hart Solutions

Counselling and emotional support in South Wales in a group environment

‘Cake & Counsel’ by Heart 2 Hart Solutions is a unique concept of educational group therapy designed for  those who are struggling to manage life with a chronic medical condition or medical trauma.  The group is offered educational and emotional support coupled with the power of the group dynamic, where shared experiences in a safe environment are encouraged as part of the therapeutic  process. Also unique as an ice-breaker is the inclusion of cake, which symbolises the bonding process of the group, representing what has been helpful and thought-provoking  as well as becoming part of the therapy process for those who choose to embrace a more creative approach.

Living with fibromyalgia was introduced in February 2019. With the emphasis on educational support and group empowerment this pilot scheme has shown considerable improvement in the quality of life of those attending, and more projects supporting those living with a chronic medical condition are planned for the future. Currently we are applying for funding, and registering this division of the business as a 'not for profit' project. Our original fibromyalgia group is now run as a rolling monthly group, and funding would enable other educational groups to be established over a period of 10 months, becoming rolling groups thereafter. It’s also the intention to introduce something similar for those with a primary breast cancer diagnosis in 2022/23 with the intention of these being ‘fixed term’ groups rather than ‘rolling.’

“If anyone is feeling as though they are struggling and are afraid to ask for help consider reaching out to Colette. It was the best decision I could have made and I am finally getting back to being myself thanks to her……”

In addition to the 'Living with' groups, therapeutic emotional group support has also being established across Wales for those ‘Living with secondary breast cancer’. Funded by Moondance and in association with Macmillan, ‘In this 2gether’ groups are currently running monthly in Cardiff, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, with N. Wales starting in the Autumn.  Please email to register your interest.

*Whilst cake is regarded as part of the concept, we are mindful there may be people who feel this isn’t an option for them. All dietry requirements and alternative options will be taken into account and included in the group meet-ups, in order to maintain the rationale behind the concept.


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Counselling  | Cake & Counsel   | Healthcare

BACP Registered - Heart 2 Hart - Professional counselling and talking therapy service in Wales

Heart 2 Hart Solutions Ltd.

Practising from:

Cyncoed Medical Centre,
Dartington Drive,
CF23 8SQ

Tel: 07903 457245

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Counselling and Emotional Support | In a one-to-one setting | In a group environment | For patients & healthcare professionals