Dorothy Thompsett

Dorothy Thompsett

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Lewes

Lewes BN7
Sessions from £57.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Do you sometimes feel something is not quite right, not working or missing? Do you maybe feel you are living behind a social mask, playing a role or have trouble relating with others in an honest way? Do you desire to be truly known and understood? Therapy can help you develop realness and become more of the human being you were born to be. Through a process of deep, inner change you can become more complete and improve your life.

The ability to develop is a natural process, but shining a torch into dark, forgotten (maybe scary) corners of yourself can be daunting alone. Together we can go on a shared road trip to understand yourself and the roots of your behaviour.

I am warm and trustworthy, confident, experienced, knowledgable and calm. I can be consistently alongside you as we learn to gently unpick your actions, physical symptoms and emotional states so that you can begin to heal and repair.

Practice description

I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and also have a postgraduate certificate in art psychotherapy. I have a Doctorate (Ph.D) and a Masters (M.A) in the expressive arts. I can work with whatever you bring to me, whether it be your words or stories, your emotions or physical nature or your dreams or images. Sessions may take place on zoom, on the phone or in person.

I have worked in schools, prisons, drug and alcohol services. As well as working with Gather, I currently work for an inner city low cost counselling service that helps people with depression and anxiety as well as other painful issues. I am a professional member of the BACP and follow their guidelines and ethical framework. Before retraining I was a professional artist for many years working and exhibiting in the UK and abroad.

My first session

I offer a 30 minute free phone session to discuss your requirements.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Primal therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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