Talking therapy and counselling rooms to rent in the centre of Cardiff

Ruth Hadland – Psychotherapist

Ruth Hadland Therapist at Cardiff Therapy Rooms


I can be contacted by telephone or email to set up an appointment. I am happy to set up a short phone call or online chat, free of charge, so we can talk about working together and you can ask any questions you may have:

Telephone: 07460 211643



Online sessions are also available.

I have long felt the draw to becoming a counsellor, but prior to my training I worked over ten years in the not-for-profit sector and in medical education. Most recently I worked as a specialist psychological advocate for front line domestic violence services, a role that included delivering counselling skills training to independent domestic violence advocates.

I lived ten years in the west coast of Canada where I had some amazing life experiences including helping crew a sailboat to the remote island of Haida Gwaii, learning about indigenous history and culture, and participating in traditional ceremonies.

I love being outdoors and you’ll often find me out hiking or soaking up the beautiful coastline along the Gower. I love animals and have a rescue sausage dog.

Counselling with Ruth Hadland

“Curiously enough, if we primarily try to shield ourselves from discomfort, we suffer. Yet when we don’t close off and we let our hearts break, we discover our kinship with all beings”
Janina Fisher, 2016

Welcome, and well done for making your own wellbeing a priority by exploring your options for counselling support. Often in a busy world we simply push through our own discomfort and suffering and “keep on keeping on”.

It is a brave choice to pause and take time to allow our emotions to be seen and heard. By exploring what may be keeping us stuck we can achieve deeper self-awareness and foster positive change in our lives.

I am here to offer you a warm and safe space to facilitate this process, to witness you, and to support you to feel more alive, embodied, and able to enjoy the present moment.

I am an integrative psychotherapist with a special focus in trauma recovery. In practice, this means I draw from different counselling approaches to support you. My main ways of working are:

Person-centred: I believe you have all the answers inside you, along with the innate capacity to heal and grow. My role is to support you in accessing this inner wisdom by listening, being curious, and reflecting back your values and personal strengths.

Trauma-informed:  My clinical experience working for a specialist trauma and sexual abuse program has trained me to understand how the nervous system responds to traumatic experience and how survival responses and memories become stored in the body.

Body-based: When working with you I will pay mindful attention to these patterns and support you to develop the somatic resources to creatively rewire them. This will help you to safely regulate your nervous system and be able to achieve a greater sense of calm, centred-ness and self-control.

Aside from my focus in trauma, I am interested in mentorship, identity, self-esteem, as well as exploring spirituality and personal meaning.

I welcome clients from all walks of life, diverse backgrounds and populations facing marginalisation. I am anti-racist and an LGBTQ+ ally. ​

Qualifications and Training:

I have a master’s degree in Social Anthropology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling.

I have certificate level training in Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma, and I am currently completing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training for Trauma Themes. I have completed professional development in Gestalt Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Emotion-Focussed Therapy.

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and follow their code of ethical practice. I receive regular supervision.


My fees are £55 for 50 minutes for in-person sessions, and

£45 for 50 minutes for online sessions