Please note due to the Corona Virus situation I am offering Video call or Phone appointments only at this time. However I use a platform that is end-end encrypted and GDPR compliant so you can be assured confidentialty.

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 thinking about trying therapy, send me an

I’ll get back to you as soon as I can to arrange an appointment.

You can book an appointment yourself now by clicking this link. Appointments are 45mins duration and the cost is £42. If you need a duration or time that isn’t available do please email me as I can be flexible on certain days and would be happy to accommodate you.

*** If you are feeling 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 am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, 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.

I am also verified by Psychology Today which is a mark of independent verification of my credentials. Click here to view my profile.

My qualifications:-

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

I qualified as a CBT Therapist back in 2001 and have worked in many different settings since that time.  I now work in private practice where I help clients with a range of difficulties, from anxiety, to low mood, relationship difficulties and dealing with traumatic experiences. I also provide clinical supervision either face to face, online or via telephone.


If you are struggling and would like to speak with me about how therapy can help you, do get in touch.  Sessions can be either by telephone, or online video (Skype/Zoom/VSee), or you can come to see me in Oswestry, Shropshire. 

Considering and coming to therapy can be difficult.  But you can say as little or as much as you want to when we first meet.  Just take it one step at a time.  You can use whatever words you like to describe how you feel, so don’t let not knowing what to say stop you.  It can help just to verbalise something, anything, to start with.  Just saying you don’t feel okay is enough and we can take it from there. 

Therapy doesn’t have to mean endless weekly sessions. For some problems you may just need a short series of sessions to help you get back on track.  Some clients have found it helpful to drop in occasionally just to talk through difficulties with someone objective, and CBT can offer some really effective, evidence-based strategies.

Do get in touch and we can talk through together what would be best for you, you can either email me at: or:

book an appointment via my online booking system.

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