Lisa Darnell, BA, MA, PgDip, MsC, UKCP (Accred)

Lisa Darnell, BA, MA, PgDip, MsC, UKCP (Accred)

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66 High Street
East Sussex

07796930424 / 07796930424

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66 High Street
East Sussex

07796930424 / 07796930424

About me

I am an experienced UKCP accredited psychotherapist based in Lewes and Brighton and offer brief and long-term psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am based in central Lewes offices, two minutes from Lewes train station. I work with adolescents and adults (14 +) 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.

Before I became a psychotherapist I worked as an editor, a literary agent and as a book publisher for a national newspaper.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a therapist I use an integrative approach, drawing on various models (psychodynamic, attachment, cognitive, systemic) and dependent on the individual's need I can provide either short-term focused counselling or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy.

I have a wide range of experience in both NHS and private settings (currently as a psychotherapist at 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 focuses 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).

  • 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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adoption Issues


Men's issues

Late adolescence

Later life transitions

Workplace conflicts

Boarding School Issues


Individuals: £50 for a 50-minute session (concessions available).

Couples: £70 for a 50-minute session.

Maps & Directions

Lewes, BN7 1XG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime and evening appointments available including Saturdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults