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Dr R B Beattie FRCOG.Dr Bryan Beattie

He is an accredited subspecialist Consultant in Fetal Medicine based at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

He was responsible for setting up the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit at the University Hospital of Wales. He holds the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists / Royal College of Radiologists Joint Diploma in Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound and is accredited by the RCOG as being Subspecialty Trained in Fetal Medicine. He has been performing obstetric ultrasound scans for over 18 years and is a Director of the BUMPS, now MUMS, UK Network. www.bumps-uk.net

RESEARCH: Doppler ultrasound in normal and high risk pregnancy. Stem Cell Research



Dr Kiron BhalDr Kiron Bhal

He is a General Consultant Gynaecologist with a special interest in urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility.

He trained at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff and qualified in 1989. He acquired his post graduate training in South Wales during which he also completed his MD Thesis in The Role of Power Doppler Ultrasonography in Reproductive Medicine. He was appointed in his current post as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Cardiff in 2003 and is currently the Clinical Director for Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

During his career he has been privileged to do a sabbatical at the Urogynaecology Unit at King’s College Hospital London with the world renowned expert in Urogynaecology, Professor Linda Cardozo. He has expertise in infertility, recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis, abnormal/heavy menstrual bleeding and the management of obstetric perineal injuries. He is also an expert in advanced vaginal and laparoscopic surgery. 



Doctor MumbyViv  Mumby BA(Hons) Dip Couns Dip Supervision Cert Ed. Cert Mediation Studies

Viv is a counsellor, trainer and supervisor of other counsellors. She has worked as a counsellor for 17 years in a variety of settings and agencies.

She works in an integrative way, which means she combines elements from different therapeutic approaches to provide the most effective help for each client. Her core approach is collaborative, warm, empathic and respectful. She has also had extensive training in family therapy.

Viv’s special areas of interest include working with behaviour change (substance misuse/smoking and other problematic behaviours), loss, bereavement, depression, stress and anxiety.

She currently works in a local authority counselling service and in a private capacity for a number of organisations.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:. BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and she subscribes to their ethical guidelines.