Please note due to the Corona Virus situation I am offering Video call or Phone appointments only at this time.
I also want to reassure you that I have been working online with clients since 2014 and also have the training and insurance cover required to carry out this work safely.
Hello, I’m Donna M Bottomley, welcome to my website.
If you are feeling worried, stressed or troubled at the moment and would like to spend some time on you, then do get in touch. Send me an email:-firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll get back to you as soon as I can to arrange an appointment.
Alternatively you can book an appointment now by clicking this link and my booking system will let you know the next appointment available.
*** If you are feeling actively suicidal or if it is an emergency please do contact your local crisis team and out of hours GP to make them aware prior to contacting me. ***
I offer four different therapies (CBT, Brainspotting, EMDR and Writing therapy). I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, a Brainspotting therapist, an EMDR Therapist and a HCPC Registered Occupational therapist. I’m also registered as a psychotherapist with the BACP and am a Clinical Supervisor for PWP’s and CBT Therapists.
These are the organisations I am accredited & registered by:-
Accreditation and registration are important because they give assurance that the therapist you are seeing has been appropriately trained, updates their practice regularly, receives regular clinical supervision, and abides by a code of conduct for professional standards in their work.
Running alongside my therapy work I have been involved in creative writing projects and training since 2002. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Arts for Health, Education & Community settings, as well as a Journal Therapy Diploma, and many other short courses in Songwriting, Singing and Poetry & Creative Writing. My work and training means that as well as creating and expressing myself through writing, I also have a passion for helping people to express themselves and heal through creative writing methods.
BSc (Hons) Psychology 2:1
BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy 2:1
PG Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
PG Certificate Artists in healthcare settings
PG Diploma Integrative Arts in Health, Education & Community Settings
Diploma in Journal Therapy
EMDR Practitioner Training All Parts 1-4
IAPT Clinical Supervisor training
General Certificate in Online Counselling & Therapy Part 1 (ACTO) City & Guilds Teaching Adults in Further Education
Writing a Memoir course – Curtis Brown Creative (Online 6 weeks)
Writer’s Workshop & Conference – Hay House Publishing
Popular Singing – Leeds College of Music
Jazz Singing – Leeds College of Music
Songwriting – Factory Street Studios
Recording and Production – Leeds College of Music
Creative Writing (Poetry) – Manchester Metropolitan University
Creative Writing Short Course – UEA
Arvon Retreats x 3
Arvon Creative Writing Course (Poetry) Jo Shapcott
Arvon Songwriting Retreat – Kathryn Williams and Chris Difford
Songwriting Retreat with Martin Sutton (The Songwriting Academy)
Visual & Performing Arts – University of Brighton
Dance Foundation Course – Morley College