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Dorothy Rowe

The psychologist who has changed how we understand ourselves.

"Dorothy Rowe's is the calm voice of reason in an increasingly mad world" - Sue Townsend

Dorothy Rowe is a world-renowned psychologist and writer.  

She has shown how we each live in a world of meaning that we have created out of our past experiences.  She applies this understanding to important aspects of our lives, including emotional distress, happiness, growing old, religious belief, politics, money, friends and enemies, extraverts and introverts, parents, children and siblings, and most recently, why we lie.

Her work liberates us from the bamboozling lies that many mental health professionals, politicians, media and business people tell in order to keep us in our place and themselves in power.


Monday 25 March 2019

Dorothy Rowe passed away peacefully today after finally succumbing to her life long battle with Bronchiectasis, an illness which she had battled since childhood but which she never allowed to get in the way of her work or, until the very end, her life.

Through her work Dorothy Rowe touched the lives of many thousands of people and, as this web site attests, changed how mental illness is treated. She also helped professionals around the world more effectively help people suffering from mental illness. While it is with great sadness that I write these words, I am also extremely proud of my mother for helping so many people throughout her long life as well as setting such solid foundations for my own life.

Edward Rowe


Donations in memory of Dorothy Rowe may be made to:

In The United Kingdom: ‘Mind’ https://www.mind.org.uk/donate

In Australia: Beyond Blue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-involved/make-a-donation