01726 70300 or 07733366644
Welcome and thank you for visiting my Future Days Counselling and Psychotherapy website.
Darren Bottrill, BACP Senior Accredited Therapy Supervisor, author and mediator. I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years.
How I work – Counselling / Psychotherapy Philosophy
I believe everyone has the basic right to enjoy life to the full. We all experience set-backs but our thoughts, feelings and behaviour determine how we cope and what level of fulfilment we experience from life. Through my counselling, psychotherapy, supervision and mediation work in Cornwall over the last 22 years, I have been 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.’ For me this is what counselling is really about. Put simply, I believe a professional should show someone how to use a tool for themselves rather than do the work for them.
I am a relaxed and friendly character, although I can be enthusiastic and assertive when circumstance requires. \\you may wish to tke advantage of my FREE initial telephone consultation, which will give you the chance to discuss your needs; completely free of obligation.
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, therefore the decision to seek counselling or psychotherapy can be a difficult one, so I treat all my clients with respect and kindness.
Common issues that Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with:-
Couples Counselling / Relationship Issues
Family Issues, plus many more
I work with “Thinking, Feeling and Behaviour” in order to nurture an understanding of self and others, leading to an improvement in quality of life. In order to improve relationships and the promotion of happiness.
I can successfully treat trauma symptoms such as PTSD, flashbacks, phobias and anxiety, utilising EMDR – https://emdrassociation.org.uk/ Psychotherapy, and traditional counselling methods. For more information, see my EMDR page.
What therapy I offer –
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
Couples Counselling / Relationship Counselling and Mediation
Organisational Counselling and Psychotherapy
Mediation – Work Place and Family
EMDR / Trauma Psychotherapy
Supervision for Counsellers and Psychotherapists – Groups or Individuals (including support with working towards accreditation, such as, essay writing, meeting criteria and portfolio building).
Because Couples counselling has become a busy part of my practice and my work as a family mediator has strengthened this area of work for me. I have helped many couples in Cornwall to either repair and improve their relationship or to help relationships end more amicably.
Please see my Couples Counselling page for feedback from real clients.
Brief Background / Therapy Qualifications and Experience
Future Days (Established in 1999) is my trading name for providing Counselling, Psychotherapy and Mediation services throughout Cornwall and beyond. I work in private practice with my own therapy centre, where I have been providing Counselling, Psychotherapy and Counselling Supervision for 22 years. Also, I support the therapeutic community by training and supervising trainee counsellers.
Senior Accredited BACP Supervisor of Psychotherapists and Counsellers. https://www.bacp.co.uk/
Formerly I was an ITA (now UKATA) Accredited TA (Transactional Analysis) Practitioner and an EMDR Practitioner. With a diploma in Therapeutic Supervision, a Gestalt Certificate and Teacher/Trainer qualifications, I have more recently qualified in Gestalt therapy. Also, I am a qualified Mediator and published author. I have worked in mental health service provision both nationally and locally. For more information, see my About page.
Relaxing Therapeutic Counselling Environment
I live and work in the beautiful coastal estate of Duporth Bay just outside St Austell, therefore access from most parts of Cornwall easily achievable.
In order to create a calm and relaxing environment, my psychotherapy room is a spacious designated space, where I can work with individuals, couples and groups up to 6.
You may have questions, so please see my Questions? page, or feel free to call for an informal chat or you can email if you prefer.
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/duporthbay
Telephone – 01726 70300 or Email Me
GDPR for counselling
I am registered with the ICO – ico.org.uk, therefore, I collect contact information from my clients and basic relational information pertaining to a persons emotional health and wellbeing. In order to comply with ICO regualtions, information is kept in a locked filing cabinet.