Lisa Darnell, BA, MA, PgDip, MsC, UCKP (Accred)
66 High Street
07796930424 / 07796930424
If you are looking for a therapist you probably have a lot of questions. Why do you feel overwhelmingly worried or anxious all the time? Why does life seem to have no meaning and you lack the energy to engage in daily activities? Why are relationships so problematic for you? Perhaps you feel lonely and isolated, or that you’re wearing a mask and nobody knows the ‘real’ you. Alternatively, something unforeseen may have happened that has thrown you off course and you need help to work out what to do.
Whatever issue you bring, I can offer you the time and space to make sense of things.
I am based in central Lewes offices, two minutes from Lewes train station. I work with adults (16 +) and have a special interest in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, late adolescence and men's issues. I also specialise in working with those affected by adoption or boarding school.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a psychotherapist I have a wide range of experience in both NHS and private settings (including the Priory Clinic), providing time-limited and open-ended psychotherapy to patients presenting with severe anxiety, depression and OCD. I have also worked in higher education (providing time-limited CBT counselling to university students) and local counselling agencies (The Rock Clinic and The Brighton Women’s Centre). My core training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy which focusses on how experiences from early childhood impact on how we think and feel as adults. However, I draw heavily on humanistic therapies, family therapy and cognitive and behavioural therapies (CBT). Before I became a psychotherapist I worked as an editor, a literary agent and as a book publisher for a national newspaper.
- MsC Psychotherapy (University of Brighton)
- PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Brighton)
- Professional CBT training for counsellors (University of Sussex Counselling Services)
- MA (Hons) History (University of Cambridge)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Later life transitions
Boarding School Issues
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Individuals: £50 for a 50-minute session (concessions available).
Couples: £70 for a 50-minute session.
While I have trained to a very high standard, I consider my development to be ongoing and I consistently widen my knowledge and experience base. However, evidence shows that it is the relationship formed between you and the therapist that is helpful rather than the ‘type’ of therapy on offer. Most important, I believe, is to develop a mutual sense of warmth and openness so that you can talk freely about what’s troubling you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client