Lisa Darnell, BA, MA, PgDip, MsC, UKCP (Accred)
66 High Street
07796930424 / 07796930424
I am an experienced 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.
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 and trauma as well as with adolescents transitioning to adulthood. 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, 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. However, I draw heavily on humanistic therapies, family therapy and cognitive and behavioural therapies (CBT) and have recently trained in EMDR.
- 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 2)
- 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
- 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: £55 for a 50-minute session (concessions available).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|