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 a UKCP accredited psychotherapist based in Lewes and at The Priory Clinic, Ticehurst.  I offer brief and long-term psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety and depression. I am also a fully-trained EMDR practitioner able to work with trauma and addiction.

My Lewes practice is based on Lewes High Street a few minutes' walk from the mainline train station. I have a special interest in working with men's issues, relationship issues and with adolescents transitioning to adulthood.

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, behavioral, systemic, EMDR) 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.

  • MsC Psychotherapy (University of Brighton)
  • PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Brighton)
  • Professional CBT training for counsellors (University of Sussex Counselling Services)
  • EMDR training with Sandi Richman (Level 3)
  • MA (Hons) History (University of Cambridge)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adoption Issues


Men's issues

Late adolescence

Later life transitions

Workplace conflicts

Boarding School Issues





Psychotherapy and counselling: £55 for a 50-minute session (concessions available).

EMDR: £90 for a 90-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


Wheelchair access: No

No lift. Please let me know if you have mobility issues.


Daytime and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme