Sally Dorman

Sally Dorman

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07564 095673

Contact Sally

Therapist - Hassocks

Hassocks BN6
07564 095673
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

How I work

I offer a warm, safe, confidential and empathic environment in which we can discuss any issue you may wish to bring. Together we can look at the choices available to you.

Experience has taught me that there are many reasons why people come for counselling, sometimes there are specific issues which a person wants to address, or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with things that have happened in your past, or are you at a crossroads, unsure of the next step?  Talking through your issues can help you to see situations in a different light, which leads to healthier and happier relationships.

My approach is underpinned by Polyvagal theory, (PVT), developed by Stephen Porjes, professor of psychiatry. The name refers to the vagus nerve that runs from the neck down to the abdomen, and transmits signals to our brain and various body organs and is a way of understanding how the nervous system works, which sets the stage for our thoughts, feelings and actions. 

By getting to know our nervous system, through simple but effective tools, we learn to manage our stress response and increase our emotional stability and ability to self-regulate.

My core modalities are Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Solution focused therapy and Gestalt.

​I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I have particular experience in:-

Anger, addiction, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, loss, co-dependency, depression, divorce, trauma,relationship and family difficulties, narcissistic abuse, low self-esteem,  decision making, loss, stress, well-being.

My first session

Our first session will last around half an hour, this is not a counselling session but to see whether you feel comfortable with me and an opportunity for you to ask me any questions or share any concerns you may have about the process of therapy.  

Finding the right therapist for you is important.  For this reason I make a reduced charge of £25.00.  Future sessions are £50.00.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited