Mark Bottrill MBACP(Accred) Psychotherapist, Adv Dip.TA Psych, NLP Practitioner

Mark Bottrill MBACP(Accred) Psychotherapist, Adv Dip.TA Psych, NLP Practitioner

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26 Tremewan
St. Austell
PL25 5TG

01726 76913 / 07980 061116

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26 Tremewan
St. Austell
PL25 5TG

01726 76913 / 07980 061116

About me

It is important that you are engaged with a counsellor / psychotherapist that is right for you. For this reason we offer a completely free session, creating an opportunity for us to meet each other, ask questions, and decide 'where to go' from there! As a private provider of psychotherapy and counselling, there are no waiting lists, or limits to the number of sessions on offer to you, and appointments can be made both during the daytime and the evening across the week, without any hidden charges, fees, or costs. During times when you may experience financial difficulties, you may be eligible for services at a lower cost, depending on your personal and financial circumstances. These concessions are based on a system of self-worth and self-value for both you and your therapist.

Your therapy will have two main therapeutic aims: Firstly, to work at a content level, which will be dealing with the presenting issues and problems that you may bring; and secondly to work at a process level, to understand and change underlying patterns of experience (feelings/thoughts/behaviours) that may be the root cause of any presenting problem(s). This method of working ensures that you are more likely to receive long term positive outcomes that will empower you as a person and reduce the likelihood of you repeatedly returning to therapy in the future; that being aware of your own process enables you to be empowered and supportive of yourself, no matter what difficulties may arise.


  • Individual Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • Skype / Internet Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • Couples Counselling
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Professional Supervision
  • CPD Training Workshops
  • Relaxation / Meditation Groups
  • Parenting Groups
  • Weight Loss Groups
  • Study Groups

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been practising clinical psychotherapy and counselling in Cornwall (based in Bodmin initially, then St Austell) since 2000, with a variety of experience spanning over many years in working with adults and children, individually, within groups, and within a residential setting, covering a wide range of issues: examples include past and present physical, sexual and mental abuse, neglect, mental health issues, addictions, anxiety, self-harm, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Tourette's Syndrome, physical disability, phobias, mood disorders and depression, eating disorders and personality disorders.

Personal growth and learning is very important, and I attend monthly supervision, from a TSTA (Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst), as well as weekly peer supervision. Practicing using BACP, UKCP, EATA, and UKATA guidelines, under BACP, EATA, and UKATA membership, keeping up to date with psychotherapy theory, practice, and progress through reading, studying, workshops, and conferences throughout the year.

As a qualified and experienced martial arts instructor (traditional karate), bodywork is also an element of the therapeutic process. The bringing together of mind, body and spirit (otherwise known as 'the martial way' or 'way of life') promotes harmony, knowledge, integrity, respect, and courage. Talking through your problems is not always effective by itself, and getting up, moving your body, and paying attention to your breathing can be incredibly powerful therapeutically.

Psychotherapy, counselling, supervision and specialised educational support should be accessible to everybody - and obtainable regardless of their circumstances.


  • In private practice since 2000.
  • Co-Founder of Ongoing Support Psychotherapy, Counselling, Supervision, and Training, since 2001.
  • 2001: Completion of Advanced Integrative Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Training.
  • 2005: Qualified as a Certified Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
  • 2009/2010: Completed a further year of training in Transactional Analysis at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter in 2009/2010, receiving an Advanced Diploma In The Applications Of Integrative And Relational Approaches to Transactional Analytic Psychotherapy.
  • Holds a City and Guilds Certificate in Teaching.
  • Holds a certificate in advice and information (level 3).
  • Is currently a Contractual Trainee Member of UKATA, and is included on the UKATA AND EATA Register with the endorsement: “Trainee Transactional Analyst with Psychotherapy Speciality”.
  • Is a member of UKATA.
  • Is a member of EATA.
  • Is a BACP (MBACP) member.
  • Have attended various CPD (Continuing Professional Development) workshops.

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Individual Psychotherapy & Counselling

Face-to-face - £35.00
Skype Therapy - £35.00

Counselling and family Psychotherapy

Couples counselling / psychotherapy - £40.00 (or £45.00 with two psychotherapists)
Family counselling / psychotherapy - £50.00 (or £55.00 with two psychotherapists)

Group Psychotherapy

Fortnightly group (2 hours) - £25.00 per group

Relaxation / Meditation Groups

Weekly (1 hour) - £5.00 per session

Parenting Groups

Fortnightly (1 hour) - £5.00 per session

Weight Loss Groups

Fortnightly (2 hours) - £7.00 per session

Study Groups

Fortnightly (2 hours) - £7.00 per session

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Maps & Directions

St. Austell, PL25 5TG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Between the hours of 9am and 10pm throughout the week.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision is all about 'doing no harm' and that includes client, therapist, employer, and employee.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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