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:
- Dermatology Clinics
- Mental Health
To find out more about the above clinics and the medical team based at Cyncoed Consulting Rooms view our consultant directory below:
Dr Swati Kumar
Dr Swati Kumar is an NHS Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon with 25 years of experience, and has an interest in cosmetic procedures and aesthetic practice. She works at the University Hospital of Wales and has been practising the use of Botox for various conditions in her speciality for several years. Aesthetics is an extension of her expertise.
Her treatments include : Wrinkle correction (Botox) Dermal fillers for nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds), marionettes (lines near corners of mouth), frown lines, hand rejuvenation, cheek enhancement, jaw line and nose reshaping and lips plumping or reshaping.
Also non-surgical face lifts.
Dr Kumar can be contacted via e-mail on email@example.com
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.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Jo has practised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for over 15 years and is an accredited CBT Psychotherapist with the British Association Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Jo has a number of current posts as a CBT Psychotherapist.
She has over 20 years experience of working in NHS mental health services. She currently works within the NHS as a CBT Psychotherapist for a partnership scheme to treat Cardiff County Council employees who have been on sick leave with mental health problems. She also works as a therapist within the Veterans’ NHS Wales; treating veterans who have service related psychological problems. She also works in Liaison Psychiatry working with both physical and mental health difficulties and as a course lecturer for Cardiff University on the certificate and diploma in CBT.
Her areas of speciality include working with Anxiety Disorders (Panic, OCD, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, PTSD, GAD, persistent Worry and Phobias), Depression, Self Esteem and Confidence issues, Perfectionism, Anger problems, Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis. Jo has ongoing training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and often uses these approaches to treat a wide range of mental health difficulties when requested and deemed appropriate. Jo also offers Eye movement and desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for psychological trauma and phobias.
Jo is a recognised CBT provider with most major insurance companies such as BUPA, AXA, CIGNA, AVIVA and also takes referrals on a self-funding basis. She works with young people (15years upwards) and adults.
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.
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.
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.
CCR Private General Practice
Private GP care for individuals including travel vaccines and medicals.
The GP Practice prides itself on the flexible, personal care it gives its patients providing a bespoke private doctors service with consultation times to suit their needs. All appointments are conducted only by experienced GPs.
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.
eXroid electrotherapy treatment for haemorrhoids.
Mr Mackey offers one of the UK's latest innovations for the treatment of haemorrhoids - eXroid electroptherapy.
Haemorrhoid electrotherapy treatment is one of the most gentle and least invasive available today.
The majority of eXroid patients say that this straightforward procedure incurs minimal or no discomfort. A gentle current is applied to the base of each haemorrhoid for up to ten minutes. During treatment the piles shrink, and if not completely gone they can continue to shrink for a week or more following treatment.
Sedation and anaesthetic are not required – and there’s no mandatory recovery time (not even one day). Most patients who’ve shared their experience say they are able to walk straight out of the clinic and return immediately to their normal activities.
Mr Mackey says "I have now had the opportunity to treat over 100 patients suffering with haemorrhoids with the eXroid electrotherapy treatment. Admittedly I was somewhat sceptical as to what could realistically be achieved by such a relatively straightforward and practically painless treatment, but the feedback from patients has been absolutely amazing. We are not far from eXroid becoming universally the first-line treatment for haemorrhoids, and banishing such ineffective treatments such as banding to history".
To book an appointment, more information or for a discreet chat to an eXroid advisor visit https://www.exroid.com
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.
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.
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.
Dr Jonathan Hancock MFOM MRCP MA - Consultant Occupational Physician
Dr Jonathan Hancock is a registered specialist providing Occupational Health Services to employers through Hancock Health Consultancy including:
- Occupational Health assessment and report- for employee cases of sickness absence, fitness for work, rehabilitation, disability advice and ill health retirement.
- Health Surveillance - for Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and appointment for Statutory Medicals (Lead, Asbestos and Ionising Radiation)
- On site visits – for health risk assessment in the workplace
Dr Paul Davies - 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.
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.
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
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. Alastair Clarke-Walker - MD., MRCPsych., BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, LRCP., LRCS., LMSSA., ABPI., CCT General Adult Psychiatry, CCT Substance Misuse
Dr Clarke- Walker is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has specialised in Adult Psychiatry and Addictions.
He has a special interest in Psychological trauma such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stress and anger issues as well as phobias. He has conducted research into innovative and exciting therapeutic interventions for those suffering with Psychological trauma.
Prior to studying medicine Dr Clarke- Walker attended a School of Pharmacy and obtained a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology leading to a successful career in business working with world leading pharmaceutical companies allowing him to witness the effect high pressure careers can have on mental health. This experience has proved invaluable to understand life from a non medical perspective and has also helped in founding Ahed Therapies (www.ahedtherapies.co.uk) a private mental health service.
Dr Clarke-Walker is a member of the UK and European Psychological Trauma Societies.
Dr Clarke-Walker welcomes referrals from anyone suffering with mental health issues, including war veterans. GP referral letters are not necessary; he is registered with most major insurance companies.
Dr Alastair Clarke-Walker has a full 3 years BSc with Honours, Pharmacology Degree from a School of Pharmacy, and is thus a Pharmacologist. This is invaluable to his work as a Consultant Psychiatrist, to serve those who suffer.
Dr Alastair Clarke-Walker does not need a referral letter to be seen for he always forms an unbiased independent assessment and opinion.
Dr Alastair Clarke-Walker can also prepare medico-legal reports.
Dr A Ghosh
Adult Consultant Psychiatrist with 40 years experience specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) and Management of affective disorders. Also offers medicolegal services for criminal and civil cases. Referrals from GP and Solicitors Are welcome.
Dr Raman Sakhuja
Dr Raman Sakhuja is a Consultant Psychiatrist who specializes in Addiction Psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry with a special interest in psychological trauma. He is the Director of Serenity- Recover the peaceful way... and the company is the only private company in Wales that offers a comprehensive, discrete service that incorporates both pharmacological and psychological treatments for problems with Addiction and mental health problems.It offers a range of services for Addiction problems including Substance Misuse- Alcohol, Opiates, Stimulants and others along with Behavioural Addictions like Gambling. More information on these is available on http://www.traumaaddictionpsychiatrist.com/naltrexone/.
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.
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.
Dr Roger Thomas
Dr Roger Thomas has been a Consultant Psychiatrist for over 30 years. He has an extremely broad range of experience in all mental health disorders and has worked as a General Adult Psychiatrist and a Forensic Psychiatrist. He has extensive experience in managing mood disorder, namely bipolar mood disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia, somatoform disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), dementia, delirium, generalised anxiety, panic disorder and medically unexplained symptoms. He is particularly experienced in the management and treatment of difficult to treat depression.
Dr Thomas is registered with the General Medical Council on the Specialist Register for General Adult 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 experienced in assessment and treatment of mental disorders.
Dr Thomas has more than thirty years experience in preparing psychiatrist reports. Referrals from consultant in other specialities, GP’s and solicitors are accepted. He is also registered with major private healthcare providers such as BUPA, Aviva, Axa PPP, WPA and Pru Health and also accepts referrals on a self funding basis.
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.
I’m Colette the founder of Heart 2 Hart Solutions, established to highlight the need for a dedicated trauma service for adults in South Wales. Personal and professional experience of medical trauma has instilled a passion and dedication in me to help those who have been similarly affected, by this, or any other traumatic event. As an integrative, cognitive behavioural and somatic trauma therapist I offer a comprehensive, holistic and compassionate way of working with trauma. Uniquely in South Wales I favor Babette Rothschild’s approach to trauma therapy, having completed a years 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 have experience in working with medical trauma, living with a primary and secondary cancer diagnosis, grief, bereavement and loss, sudden child bereavement, sexual abuse, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trauma associated anxiety and depressive symptoms. I also have experience of working within the Cardiff & Vale NHS health board addressing issues of single and complex trauma and PTSD. I am 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 breast cancer. In January 2019 I introduced a pilot scheme under my ‘Counselling with Cake’ umbrella; educational group therapy for those living with a chronic medical condition, beginning with fibromyalgia. I am currently looking at funding options for further educational group work.
My integrative training means I have knowledge and experience of the models of Psychodynamic, Existential, Person Centred, Somatic and Compassion Focused therapies(CFT), together with those of Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) and Mindful Based Cognitive therapy (MBCT).
Our work together may include visual and creative techniques, the relationship between our mind and body, cognitive adjustment and ways of relating; to others and to past and present experiences. At all times I offer you empathy and compassion and our work is collaborative, ensuring you have a safe space in which to explore your trauma. This can be challenging as well as liberating, but ultimately helps you gain control back in your life.
I offer a free half hour telephone chat prior to a first appointment for us to decide mutually whether I'm the best person for your needs. All further sessions are an hour in length and priced at £75. The number of sessions required depends entirely on your individual needs, and regular mutual feedback means you can budget accordingly. It is suggested that meetings are weekly or fortnightly. Appointments are booked directly with me, and payment is made to the Consulting Rooms after your appointment.
I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), a member of the BACP’s Health Care division and a member of MIND. I have professional indemnity insurance with Towergate, am GDPR compliant, ICO registered, and have a current DBS certificate. I have 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 my website at www.heart2hartsolutions.co.uk for more information, and you are welcome to contact me directly with any queries. You may book an appointment on 07903 457245, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing your experience.....
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