Shropshire Borders Therapy is run by myself, Donna M Bottomley.  I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and also an EMDR Therapist.  I have a background in Psychology and Occupational Therapy and also experience of running arts in mental health projects (creative writing, and music) as well as writing and performing.

I completed my training in CBT 16 years ago so I do have a good deal of experience, however I feel I am constantly learning all the time and especially learning from my clients.  No two people’s experiences are the same.  I keep up to date with developments in mental health, engage in regular CPD (continuing professional development) activities and regular clinical supervision to ensure my safe practice.  This is a link to the BABCP‘s website which is the accrediting body for all CBT therapists in the UK.  It is very important that you choose a therapist who has the appropriate training and accreditation.


These are my qualifications:-

BSc (Hons) Psychology (2:1)

Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (2:1)

Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Arts in Health, Education &  Community Settings

Post Graduate Certificate Artists in Healthcare Settings

EMDR Practitioner Training – from EMDR Academy