Hello, my name is Donna, I am a writer, therapist and musician and I’m based in Mid-Wales and Shropshire, UK. I run a private psychotherapy practice (DMB Therapy), and am the author of the book ‘Do I Need to See a Therapist?
As well as my therapy work I am also trained in creative writing, singing and songwriting and I believe in the importance of creative and expressive arts for wellbeing. Talking can be very helpful but it isn’t the only method that can help.
My latest book (Published by Hero Press May 2021) explores the fear of being upset and the fear of therapy as well as providing information on how to find a therapist.
The book also introduces a new method for managing emotions (interoceptive awareness).
DMB Therapy is my private therapy practice. I provide CBT, EMDR and Brainspotting therapies and specialise in working with clients who have experienced traumatic events and struggle with anxiety.
Expressive writing for emotional health course
I also offer a course that blends expressive writing with emotion management strategies.
In the course I use interoceptive awareness as a way of processing and managing emotions and I combine it with expressive writing and the use of music.
This method can be very helpful for those of us who find it difficult to talk about how we feel. If you would like me to send you details of the next course add your name to my private mailing list here.
My creative work
I have trained in singing and songwriting at Leeds college of music and performed under the artist name Ortense Blue.
I’ve had three songs published and also co-written two songs with Michael Garvin. If you would like to see some of my work you are welcome to check it out here. I am an advocate for using writing to express how we feel and to help put our experiences into a narrative via songwriting and poetry.