Darren Bottrill, MBACP (Snr Accred) Psychotherapist & Supervisor
I believe everyone has the basic right to enjoy life to the full, in our relationships, leisure time and work life. We all experience set-backs but our thoughts, feelings and behaviour determine how we cope and what level of fulfillment we experience from life. I am committed to helping my clients significantly improve their quality of life.
I help my clients to learn new skills, awarenesses, beliefs and strategies that not only get them through their current difficulty but also equip them to deal with issues in 'future days.' Put simply I believe a professional should show someone how to use a tool for themselves rather than do the work for them.
I have over 15 years experience as a Psychotherapist, Supervisor and trainer, please see - www.futuredays.org.uk.
I deal with issues such as:-
Stress/Anxiety, Anger, Depression, PTSD, Phobias, Trauma, Personality Disorders,
Eating Disorders, Bereavement, Communication Skills, Career Development,
Couples Counselling / Relationship Issues, Family Issues, plus many more.
Who Am I?
I am a relaxed and friendly character, although I can be enthusiastic and assertive when circumstance require. My FREE initial consultation gives you the chance to meet me for yourself; completely free of obligation.
I am an experienced therapist, supervisor, trainer, published author and mental health professional with extensive experience working nationally and locally here in Cornwall, where I was born.
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help and the decision to seek psychotherapy can be a difficult one. I treat all my clients with respect and kindness.
What I offer
Relationship Counselling, Psychotherapy and Mediation
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
Organisational Counselling and Psychotherapy
EMDR / Trauma Psychotherapy
Supervision for Counsellers and Psychotherapists (Groups or Individuals)
MY PRIVATE PRACTICE IS ON A PRIVATE ESTATE NEAR THE HISTORIC PORT OF CHARLESTOWN.
PLEASE SEE MY WEBSITE - www.futuredays.org.uk for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started Future Days in 1999. I first saw clients for CRUSE, offering bereavement counselling from a person centred perspective. I then started to work with private clients while I was completing my 4 years post graduate training in Transactional Analysis (TA), Psychotherapy, which led to my Advanced Diploma and Accreditation with the ITA (Now UKATA) as a TA Practitioner.
In 2004 I reached 450 client hours and shortly after gained accreditation with BACP as a Psychotherapist. I have now accrued several thousand client contact hours, as a therapist and supervisor. Since then I have trained, studied and read extensively many different therapeutic approaches. I continue to study and expand my knowledge and utilise regular supervision, above and beyond the BACP guidelines.
In 2009 I trained as an EMDR Psychotherapist and have successfully integrated this into my therapy practice. Please see my EMDR page. I am also committed to the wider field of mental health. I am a director and trustee of the national charity, MHHP (Mental Health Helplines Partnership), where I work to improve access, quality and governance of mental health helplines across the country.
I am an Executive Director of Re-Gain (Cornwall) C.I.C. - Cornwall's first mental health specific social enterprise. We currently run three projects, Nightlink, Sanctuary and NEST. - see links.
In 2008 I co-wrote and edited "The Little Book of the Mind" see - Amazon - "The Little Book of the Mind."
In 2018 I achieved Senior Accreditation with the BACP and a diploma in Clinical Supervision of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
Photos & videos
The INITIAL CONSULTATION is free.
Prices from £42.50.
Full fees are listed on www.futuredays.org.uk/prices.html
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
mon-fri 8am - 7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have been supervising professionally for 30 years and therapeutically for 15 years.