Consultant Directory

Within Cyncoed Consulting Rooms we have highly skilled health professionals, both Consultants and Private General Practitioners, available to provide you with the highest quality healthcare.

We also provide a range of clinics to support specific health needs including:

  • Chiropractor
  • Dermatology Clinics
  • Aesthetics
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health

To find out more about the above clinics and the medical team based at Cyncoed Consulting Rooms view our consultant directory below:

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Aesthetic Treatments

Dr Harryono Judodihardjo

Dr Judodihardjo obtained his undergraduate medical degree from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He moved to Cardiff in 1995 to work as a Clinical Lecturer in Dermatology for the University of Wales College of Medicine. He was later awarded his MSc and PhD in Dermatology by the same university. 

In 1998, Dr Judodihardjo started to specialise in Aesthetic Dermatology. He was one of the pioneers in this field in the United Kingdom. He is an expert in acne, rosacea, scars, botulinum toxin and dermal fillers injections, lasers, chemical peels, liposuction and hair transplant. However, since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, Dr Judodihardjo had stopped offering liposuction and hair transplant. 

Dr Judodihardjo used to own the Cellite Clinic in Cardiff which he sold to SK:N in 2018. He now runs Belgravia Dermatology clinics that specialise in dermatology and aesthetic dermatology in Cardiff and London. 

www.belgraviadermatology.co.uk

Dr Harryono Judodihardjo

Chiropractor

Sarah Underwood, BSc (Honours), Doctor of Chiropractic

Sarah graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2003 and spent most of her career working in a busy family Chiropractic practice in Essex before setting up her own practice in 2008. 

Sarah specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that include problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves of the body, particularly those of the spine. She has treated people of all ages and walks of life from babies and children to adults and the elderly.

If you are seeking pain relief or treatment to improve and maintain general health and wellbeing through Chiropractic care then Cardiff Chiro Care is here to help.  

www.cardiffchirocare.com

Sarah

Counsellor

Sally Ann Shand MA Counselling, MBACP (Accred)

Sally is a professionally qualified Integrative Counsellor and an accredited member of the BACP. Sally offers counselling in a warm, non judgmental, compassionate environment using a relational approach that is particularly effective in all life transitions; work related and low self esteem issues, obsessive compulsive patterns of behaviour, perfectionism, eating disorders, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, addiction, phobias and stress. Sally also provides where appropriate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for treating a variety of conditions.

www.sallyannshand.co.uk

Sally Ann

Dermatology

Dr Colin Long

Consultant Dermatologist ar the Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust and also at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Interests include - eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne and other rashes as well as benign lesions, skin cancer and skin surgery. See www.dermatologyclinicwales.co.uk.

Dr Long

Catherine Roberts FRCP

Consultant In Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Skin Cancer Lead Clinician for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Specialist in the assessment and treatment of benign and malignant skin lesions as well as general dermatology.

Dr Roberts

Haemorrhoid Treatment

Mr Paul Mackey – Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Paul Mackey qualified from Southampton Medical School in 1992 and undertook a variety of junior surgical training post in Wales, the South West and Queensland, Australia. He then went on to obtain an MD thesis looking at anal sphincter damage and faecal incontinence following childbirth. His higher surgical training was undertaken in Wales. He then went on to complete a Colorectal Fellowship in St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

He completed his surgical training in 2006.

 

Dr Mackey

eXroid® electrotherapy treatment for haemorrhoids


Say goodbye to piles, quickly and easily.

Over 90% of our patients report a return to their normal activities on the same day.

eXroid takes a personal approach to your haemorrhoid treatment and our expert advisors can help you get the best advice and help you need, so you can be free from piles sooner than you thought.

The eXroid® treatment is suitable for all 4 grades of haemorrhoids, so even if your GP can’t refer you for NHS treatment, you can be treated by eXroid without the need to wait until things get worse.

We offer the lowest risk and effective treatment for haemorrhoids in the UK. Many of our patients report minimal or no discomfort during and after the procedure and there is no need for anaesthetic, cutting, heat or stitching, meaning no time off work. Appointments (including diagnosis & treatment) can take less than an hour, so you can fit your appointment conveniently around your life and in one of our nationwide clinic locations.

How does it work?

The eXroid procedure uses electrotherapy, which has been clinically researched for over 150 years.

It is non-surgical and is carried out in a clinic by a GMC registered consultant. There is no cutting, stitching or heat applied. The low electrical current stimulates a chemical reaction, which seals off the feeding blood vessels, resulting in the haemorrhoid being starved of its blood supply and it shrinks accordingly, with associated symptom reduction.

The effect continues to work to close the vessels for up to 4 weeks. Our aftercare team will be in touch at this point to hear your progress, review your doctor notes and talk to you about the need for any further treatment.

Watch our explainer video

 

Book directly with eXroid

Booking is quick and easy – you can either book online by clicking through to the eXroid website or call the patient services team on 0800 999 3777.

Book online

Hypnotherapy

Dorothea Read BA(hons) DSHP HPD MNCH(Reg) Supervisor (hyp) Member of CNHC and NCH

Clinical Hypnotherapist and Solution Focused Brief Therapist

Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, stress, worry, phobia or major life changes? Perhaps you struggling to cope with significant health challenges and are feeling sad or down. Perhaps you’d like to give up smoking or motivate yourself to get fit? There comes a time when you may decide that you would like help and Dorothea is a fully qualified and experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist and Solution Focused Brief Therapy Practitioner.

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a modern research-based therapy, it is part talking therapy and part hypnosis (trance) and Dorothea is happy to explain more about Clinical Hypnotherapy and or SFBT on the phone, before you book an appointment if you wish.

Dorothea is a member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and abide by their codes of conduct. Dorothea is fully insured and has a current DBS certificate. She is registered with the ICO and am GDPR compliant, this means that we take your privacy very seriously and a copy Dorothea’s privacy policy is a available on request and at your initial consultation appointment.

Award Winning Hypnotherapist

Dorothea is an award winning hypnotherapist, winning a Beacon of Hope Award in November 2016 and a Staff Recognition Award from Cardiff and Vale Areas Health Authority. Dorothea was a also a finalist in the National Complementary Therapy Awards in October 2018.

Solution Focused Brief Therapist

Dorothea trained has in SFBT, with the International BRIEF Organisation. brief.org.uk SFBT is a talking therapy and is suitable for individuals, adults, teens and children and also families and couples.

When we have a problem we can sometimes lose sight of where we would like to be: a solution focused approach helps you identify and achieve a better future.

The Clinical Hypnotherapy School

Dorothea is a Senior Lecturer and co Founder of The Clinical Hypnotherapy School specialising in evidence based workshops and lectures about Clinical Hypnotherapy.

www.clincialhypnotherapyschool.com

The Hospital Hypnotherapy Service(HHS)

Dorothea founded the Hospital Hypnotherapy Service, providing Hypnotherapy for people having chemotherapy and helping people with needle phobias and is the HHS team leader in The University of Wales Hospital Cardiff. Dorothea has an honorary NHS contract.

Medico - Legal

Dr. Helen McCarthy

Dr Helen McCarthy has a particular interest in psychological trauma. She is an Accredited Practitioner with The EMDR Association (UK and Ireland). EMDR is an evidence-based treatment for the resolution of psychological trauma.

She prepares Clinical Psychology Expert Witness reports in personal injury cases, assessing the nature of any psychological injury, whether there was a pre-existing condition and whether the person had a predisposition to the development of psychological disorder. The reports also assess the impact of the event on the person's life and offer recommendations for treatment together with a prognosis.

Dr McCarthy accepts instructions from solicitors with payment terms of 30 days. She does not accept end of case payment terms.

Helen McCarthy

Menopause/Gynaecology

 The Cardiff & South Wales Well Woman and Menopause Clinic

We take pride in providing a holistic approach to your care and offer a full range of services and treatments for your menopause and other gynaecological concerns. We are easily accessed through your GP or you may wish to contact us directly.

The clinic is run by Dr Jane Clarke-Williams and Mr David Griffiths a consultant gynaecologist.

Dr Jane Clarke-Williams is a menopause trainer for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, and a Bayer Trainer in coil insertions. Jane is passionate about the care of women in their reproductive and post-reproductive years, providing support and information to remove social barriers and so enabling patients to have a fully informed choice of their options on treatment to improve their quality and quantity of life.

 

Jane

Gynaecology Clinic

Mr David Griffiths is a senior NHS consultant with over 30 years of experience and an accredited British Menopause Society specialist.  His specialist interests are menstrual disorders, pelvic pain & endometriosis, pelvic floor problems and urinary incontinence.

Qualifying in 1987, Mr Griffiths completed his formative training in the Midlands. He has worked as a clinical fellow in reproductive medicine at St James's University Hospital, Leeds was awarded a Fellowship to Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Before taking up his NHS Consultant post he also worked at the Center for Endometriosis Care, Atlanta, Georgia and various hospitals in New Zealand.

Mr Griffiths encourages and values a personal holistic approach to your gynaecological concerns in a comfortable and relaxed setting. He has a wealth of surgical expertise and specialises in advanced and complex laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery for endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic floor reconstruction and other benign problems. He also offers ThermiVa a non surgical procedure for vaginal rejuvenation.

Mr Griffiths is also the Medical Director of The Hysterectomy Centre, the first and only dedicated centre in the UK, supported by a team of committed professionals.

Help is only a click or phone call away.

www.octaviahealthcare.co.uk

For appointments please contact Julie  info@octaviahealthcare.co.uk

David

Dr Bharti Attili

Dr Bharti Attili is a specialist in Family Planning , Sexual Health and Menopause . She finished her medical training in 1996 and obtained her membership from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MRCOG) in 2006. This was followed by a Diploma in Genitourinary Medicine (Dip GUM) in 2008. She is also a Diploma holder from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health .

She is currently employed by Cwm Taf Health Board as a Speciality Doctor in the Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is a valued member of the team and is also a Menopause Specialist having obtained her Advanced Certificate  in Menopause Care in 2022 . She provides holistic care to her female clientele both pre and post menopause.

BHARTI

Paediatric

Dr Paul Davis - Dr Paul Davis MD MB BCh FRCPCH DRCOG DCH

Dr Davis has been an NHS consultant paediatrician in Cardiff since 1993. He works at the Children’s Hospital for Wales and at the Child Development Centre at St David’s Hospital in Cardiff. His main role as an NHS Community Paediatrician involves the assessment and treatment of children with developmental difficulties and Neurodevelopmental disorders and he has a particular interest in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Conditions seen privately: ADHD. Children with developmental concerns. All kinds of general paediatric medical problems. Unfortunately the diagnosis of autism is no longer undertaken privately.

A GP referral is required in all cases. Dr Davis is happy to discuss a possible referral on the phone. Please ring for an information sheet or discussion if concerned about ADHD.

Dr Davies

Dr Nia John MBBCh, DRCOG, MRCGP, MRCP, MRCPCH, LL.M

Dr Nia John is a General and Developmental Paediatrician, based at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. She has been working as an NHS consultant for over 15 years.

Dr John assesses and treats children of all ages, with particular interest in neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, child development, and disability. She sees children who present with behavioural concerns, difficulties relating to toileting and constipation and sleep problems. Dr John looks after children who have chronic health needs and is familiar with treating children who present with common paediatric conditions.

Dr John graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1990 and has a Masters degree in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice from the University of Cardiff. Dr John, who has a background in General Practice, undertook higher specialist training in Paediatrics in Wales and has worked in Australia for 18 months. She has an interest in undergraduate education and postgraduate training. She has taken on a number of roles with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Cardiff, School of Medicine.

 

Special interests

· Neurodisability

· Neurodevelopmental disorders

· ADHD assessments

Dr Katina Kontos MB BCh MRCP MSc Consultant Community Paediatrician

Dr Kontos is a Consultant Community Paediatrician, working within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

She qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1991, having completed her MB Bch medical degree. She then went on to complete a masters degree in community child health, and in 2005, became a consultant in general and community paediatrics.

Dr Kontos cares for children of all ages, specialising in a whole range of developmental conditions such as neuro-developmental disorders including ADHD, behavioural and educational issues as well as sleep and toileting disorders.

A GP referral would be required for appointment bookings, however, Dr Kontos would be happy to discuss possible referrals by telephone.

Podiatry

Alan Phelan BSc (Hons) MSc DPodM PgCTHE FCPodS FHEA MChS

Alan is a HCPC registered Podiatrist with over 25 years’ experience as a clinician in foot and ankle care having worked in the NHS, independent practice and in podiatry education. He is a visiting specialist and consulting podiatrist to several podiatry centres and has extensive experience in general podiatry, musculoskeletal podiatry, minor surgery, podiatric surgery, diagnostic imaging, sports podiatry, personal injury and insurance assessments.

Dr Phelan

He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and annotated in the use of local anaesthesia and prescription only medicines. He also holds a Fellowship in Surgery of the College of Podiatrists, a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and is a member of the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists.

Alan is highly experienced at assessing and treating all foot and ankle problems and can offer help with many common conditions including ingrown and problem toe nails, foot and ankle pains, verrucae, painful joints, walking problems etc.

He specialises in providing treatments such as minor surgery for nail and skin problems and cryosurgery, needling and electrotherapy for problem verrucae. Alan is highly experienced in providing treatments under local anaesthesia to minimise pain and discomfort. He can offer a range of injection therapies for painful joints and feet and a range of conservative treatments such as taping, insoles and orthoses for foot pains and walking problems.

Your experience with Alan will usually start with either a standard appointment (20 to 30 mins) or an extended appointment (around 40 to 60 mins). Your feet will be examined to assess their health status then your presenting foot or ankle problem will be carefully assessed. Once a likely diagnosis has been established any further tests or investigations and the likely treatment needs and costs will be fully discussed with you before proceeding.

Appointments can be booked with Alan by telephoning 07396 370844

Further information is available on our website www.alphapodiatry.co.uk

Psychiatry

Dr Z Ahmed - MB ChB, MSc Psychiatry, FRCPsychattention deficit hyperactivity disorder, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

Dr Ahmed offers assessment and treatment for psychological disorders.

A Consultant Psychiatrist with specialist training in general adult psychiatry, psychiatry of intellectual disability and neuropsychiatry. He deals with psychological problems such as depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). He offers assessment and treatment for psychological disorders.

Dr David Howells MBBCh, DPM, MSc, MRCPsych

Dr Dave Howells qualified as a doctor in Cardiff in 2001. His interest in mental health led him to specialise in Old Age Psychiatry from 2007.  He currently works as a Consultant Psychiatrist, still in Cardiff, providing mental health services for older people (classed as over 65 years). 

Dr Howells also works as a Second Opinion Appointed Doctor (SOAD) for Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW), reviewing the care and treatment of patients detained in psychiatric hospitals under the Mental Health Act, 1983.

He is a member of the Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society (MCCS) and has received training on the indications, prescription and use of Cannabis-Derived Medicinal Products (CDMPs).

Dr Dave Howells is a compassionate psychiatrist who is motivated to provide CDMP assessments for adults (over 18 years) with mental health problems.  Medical Cannabis has been legal with a prescription since 2018, with a growing evidence base for its use in specific circumstances, for certain conditions.

Patients who feel their condition could benefit from a trial of CDMP treatment can contact Cardiff Cannabis Clinic for a FREE eligibility check. 

More information can be found on the Cannabis Clinic Cardiff website:

www.CannabisClinicCardiff.co.uk

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Dr Balarao Oruganti

Dr Balarao Oruganti highly professional Consultant Adult Psychiatrist currently working in Cardiff providing clinical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

He has a Medical Degree, MD in Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Diploma in Management, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Diploma in Change Management. Dr Oruganti is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) and is Section 12(2) Approved. Dr Oruganti worked as Executive member of Royal College of Psychiatrists, worked as a chair for General Adult Faculty RCPsych Wales. Dr Oruganti is a Second Opinion Appointed Doctor and a Medical Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunals in Wales.

Dr Oruganti has over 10 years’ experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist, working in both the NHS and private sector.

Dr Oruganti offers an excellent variety of clinical ability, which includes Anxiety, Depression, Medication Reviews, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, Adult ADHD and Low Self-Esteem. His therapeutic methods include medication prescription, use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles and Dr Oruganti believes in joint working with patients and their families, and consistent monitoring of progress.

Described by colleagues as a Clinician who always sets and observes high standards of professionalism, with a reliable and caring nature.

Dr Balarao

Dr Raman Sakhuja

Dr Raman Sakhuja MBBS, MRCPsych, DpM (Pychological Medicine)
Adult ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Addiction, PTSD, Brain Injuries, Neuropsychiatry. Video Consulting

 

Dr Raman Sakhuja is a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Visiting Professor at University of South Wales. He offers assessments and treatments (including prescribing and monitoring for ADHD and Addictions) for a range of Psychiatric disorders. He has a special interest in personalised care and offers a range of non-pharmacological options for Holistic management of Psychological problems. 

 

Dr Raman Sakhuja is a recognised Consultant provider for BUPA, AXA, Aviva, WPA, Cigna, PruHealth and also takes referrals on a self funding basis. 

 

Read more on-

www.traumaaddictionpsychiatrist.com

 

Dr Sakhuja

Dr Raman Sakhuja is a recognised Consultant provider for BUPA, AXA, Aviva, WPA, Cigna, PruHealth and also takes referrals on a self- funding basis.

As Dr Sakhuja has a passion for sharing information on Mental Health and Addiction treatments and new developments, he offers the choice to subscribe to his blog http://www.traumaaddictionpsychiatrist.com/category/blog/ which helps the GPs, Solicitors and wider public to benefit from that information as well.

http://www.traumaaddictionpsychiatrist.com/adhd.html

Dr Tayyeb Tahir

Dr. Tahir is a consultant psychiatrist with special interest in General Adult Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Old Age Psychiatry. He has extensive experience in managing depression, bi-polar affective disorder, schizophrenia, somatoform disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), dementia, delirium, generalized anxiety, panic disorder and medically unexplained symptoms.

Dr. Tahir is registered with the General Medical Council on the Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry, Old Age Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is recognised under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act as having special experience in the assessment and treatment of mental disorders.

Dr. Tahir has more than ten year experience in preparing psychiatric reports. Referrals from consultants in other specialities, GP's and Solicitors are accepted. He is also registered with major insurance companies such as AXA-PPP, BUPA, WPA and Pru Health and also accepts referrals on a self-funding basis.

www.cardiffpsychiatrist.co.uk

Dr Najeeb Khalid

Consultant (General Adult and Rehabilitation) Psychiatrist  MBBS, MCPS (Psychiatry), MD (Psychiatry), MA (Human Rights)  CCT in General Adult and Rehabilitation Psychiatry  GMC: 5189704

Dr Khalid is a consultant psychiatrist with experience of over 29 years and worked both in NHS and private sector over the years. He has adequate knowledge and competency in the assessment and treatment of a range of psychiatric conditions in the working age group.

Dr Khalid, however, has particular interest along with years of experience in the assessment as well as treatment of ADHD in adults and mood disorders.

Dr Khalid used to have an Honorary Senior Lecturer title at the Department of Psychological Medicine and Neurosciences at Cardiff University, and also acted as a College Tutor, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board while Postgraduate Taught Courses Director as well as Interim Deputy Head at School of Psychiatry, Wales Deanery or HEIW. He has also served as Clinical Services Group Director for Mental Health at Cwm Taff University Health Board.

Dr Khalid’s academic and research work has been featured in many national and international publications and conferences over the years. 

Dr Khalid believes in patient centred evidence base care to his patients and always enjoyed in his professional career a good feedback from his patients as well as their families for his provided care.

Dr Khalid is strongly recommended as a highly capable and experienced general adult psychiatrist who can assess and/or treat patients with a wide range of conditions, as below.

  • ADHD
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety disorders-various types
  • Bipolar affective disorders
  • Cyclothymia
  • Depressive disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender identity issues
  • Grief and/or bereavement
  • OCD
  • Personality disorders
  • PTSD / Trauma related conditions
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress related conditions, etc

Dr Khalid also happy to consider remote assessments using Skype, Zoom, or Teams if required and also recognised as a consultant provider for BUPA. 

Najeeb

Child Psychiatrist

Dr Sanjeev Sharma

Dr Sanjeev Sharma MBBS, DPM, MRCPsych, MSc  Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist 

 Dr. Sanjeev Sharma is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist based in Cardiff, South Wales. He has vast experience in diagnosing and treating children and adolescents with mental illnesses such as de-pression, anxiety disorders, bipolar illness, OCD, PTSD, psychotic illnesses etc. He has special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, ASD, and Tourette’s syndrome. He also specializes in managing substance misuse issues in adolescents.

Dr Sharma has worked as an Assistant Professor at Queens University, Kingston Canada from 2018 till 2020. He was the Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training at Queens University. He has been the Regional Representative for the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health division of Wales.

Dr Sharma also has a medical-legal practice which involves cases of personal injury and clinical negligence in relation to psychiatric disorders such as mood disorders, post traumatic disorders, anxiety disorders.

Psychology

Dr Helen McCarthy

Psychological treatment of adult mental health problems including psychological trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, stress and problems adjusting to major life changes. Dr McCarthy offers cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Dr Bob Colter

Experienced Clinical Psychologist providing treatment for adults with mental health problems including anxiety, depression, anger, guilt/ shame, psychological trauma, life developmental/ transition problems, self esteem issues, self limiting behaviour and problems that affect relationships. Dr Colter provides Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and draws from Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Dr Colter has been providing psychological services for adults with mental health problems in the NHS and on a private basis for over 30 years. He is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Health & Care Professions Council Registered Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC), is AXA-PPP Health Care and BUPA registered. 

www.drbobcolter.com

Dr Colter

Psychotherapy

Colette Hart

Colette Hart

Colette Hart established Heart 2 Hart Solutions  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. Private one-to-one counselling is available, as well as  educational group therapy where appropriate.

 

Colette has 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 she has chosen to specialise in this field. She has worked within the Cardiff & Vale NHS health board addressing issues of single and complex trauma and PTSD, she was the therapist for the ‘Living with Secondary Breast Cancer’ group for the South Wales division of ‘Breast Cancer Now’ and has 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 she 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, and the group is still running. Currently she's 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, and she will be introducing a similar service for primary breast cancer patients in 2023. She is 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 she will 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.

 

Colette provides specialist one-to-one personal therapy, tailor-made to suit you and your circumstances,  offering emotional support for medical trauma, trauma related anxiety, living with a cancer diagnosis or a chronic health condition. For face-to-face sessions in a discreet and confidential setting, The Cyncoed Consulting Rooms (CCR) on the outskirts of Cardiff has been designed by healthcare professionals and has associations with Spire Hospital, offering the very best in private medical care. CCR provides a range of consulting and clinical services and is registered with the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales. 

 

Fees:
Initial telephone consultation up to 30 mins: FREE          

 

Therapy sessions:     £95 ( 60 mins)

 

Appointments are booked directly with Colette and payment is by direct transfer or paypal. Initial sessions are charged for in advance, and follow-up sessions can be invoiced weekly or monthly.

 

Colette is a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP),  has professional indemnity insurance with Towergate, is GDPR compliant, ICO registered, and has a current DBS certificate. She has monthly clinical supervision which is a professional requirement to ensure the highest ethical standards are maintained within the client/therapist relationship.

 

Please feel free to browse through the website at www.heart2hartsolutions.co.uk for more information, and you are welcome to contact Colette directly with any queries. You may book an appointment on 07903 457245, or e-mail info@heart2hartsolutions.co.uk.

 

We look forward to meeting you and sharing your experience.....

 

Weight Loss

Dr Helen McCarthy

Dr McCarthy developed Appetite Retraining which teaches you how to re-learn to tune in to your body’s natural signals for regulating your eating and appetite.  You start where you are now and make one change at a time towards eating in tune with whether you’re hungry, and when you are just full.  And the mental blocks to getting there are explained, and simple techniques for overcoming those blocks or “saboteurs” are provided.

More details at www.theappetitedoctor.co.uk

http://www.theappetitedoctor.co.uk/work-with-me/8-week-group-programme/

Speech And Language

Mr Chris Wade 

Chris Wade is a Consultant Speech & Language Therapist with extensive experience in working in multidisciplinary teams and the assessment of children; adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions. Chris and a team of Associate Clinicians provide Social Communication Assessments (at Cyncoed Consulting Rooms and family homes across South Wales) that meet NICE guidelines. Each comprehensive assessment will include a number of Gold Standard assessments such as a face to face Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd Edition (ADOS 2) and an Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R). For more information please contact Chris' PA on gemma@wts.ltd or 0203 475 3755. 

dr wade

Sexual Health & Genitourinary Medicine

Dr Lucy Jones, DM (Oxon) MA Hons BM BCh (Oxon) DF SRH

Dr Lucy Jones is a Specialist in Sexual Health and Genitourinary Medicine She has worked in the field of Sexual Health for 19 years in South Wales. She is a Clinical Lecturer at Cardiff University, School of Medicine and carries out research on infection and the immune system. 

She trained at Oxford University and as well as having a medical degree and specialist qualifications, she also completed a Doctorate. She has specialist qualifications from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, and is a member of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV. 

She offers expertise in the assessment and management of a whole range of sexual health problems and infections. She provides genital wart treatments, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, contraception advice, cervical smears, genital skin conditions, HIV testing and vaccination for prevention of infection.

Lucy