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

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

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66 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XG

07796930424 / 07796930424

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66 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XG

07796930424 / 07796930424

About me

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) 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)
  • EMDR training with Sandi Richman (in process)
  • MA (Hons) History (University of Cambridge)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP
UPCA

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adoption Issues

Parenting

Men's issues

Late adolescence

Later life transitions

Workplace conflicts

Boarding School Issues

Fees

Individuals: £55 for a 50-minute session (concessions available).

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

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
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