Laura E Barnett, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Laura E Barnett

Lewes BN7 English, French
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Laura E Barnett, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Laura E Barnett

Lewes BN7 English, French
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About Me

I am an Existential psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor (UKCP Reg, ; BACP senior accredited). I am also a trained Sensorimotor psychotherapist (I&II), and offer integrative supervision. For almost 20 years, I ran two specialised psychotherapy services in an NHS hospital and I still work part-time with patients who have been in Intensive Care..
I also work privately from home in Lewes. My private work is general: I enjoy working with whatever issues you bring, while also bearing in mind your more general existential context - what it means for you to be human and to grapple with life’s problems. You can choose to come either for a few sessions, over a number of weeks or months, or else on a longer-term basis.

Existential therapy is a joint endeavour between client and therapist: together we look at what matters to you personally, including the values, assumptions and ways of thinking and reacting that underlie your ways of relating to others and to the world. The Existential approach to therapy is holistic in that it sees body, mind, emotions, spirit as inseparable aspects of being, which all require our concern and care. For more details, see my personal website

I also have a strong interest in the way we carry, in our bodies, past traumas as well as the stresses of everyday life, and I integrate into my existential work understanding derived from trauma therapy: from my Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (level I,II and advanced), systemic constellation, and other trainings.
While I do not usually refer to theory in counselling sessions, I do have a special interest in existential therapy and its philosophical roots. I have contributed articles and chapters on existential therapy and supervision, and edited two books.
Fee: £55

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

The existential approach is weel suited to the exploration of all age-related issues
I have a special interest, long experience, knowledge and skills in working with people who have been in Intensive Care
To be human is to be in relationship, and this can take a multitude of forms including total avoidance of others. Relationships, especially relationships to parents and partners, can be particularly difficult to navigate and may require support.(I do not work with couples)
My Sensorimotor training - one of the recent approaches in trauma therapy, informed by neuroscientific research and focusing on the way we hold stresses and trauma in our body has given me new ways of working with trauma. I have a particualr interest in transgenerational trauma. Systemic Constellations have offered me a systemic lens. Sometimes, when we cannot make sense of a behaviour or of a pattern that seems to repeat itself, it is helpful to look at the bigger picture of the family and its history and dynamics. Existential therapy then helps to highlight choices and possibilities as well as work with regrets

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Existential Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Parents
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Private Practice Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Supervision
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Lewes Office

St Anne's Crescent
Lewes BN7 1SD

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UKCP College

  • Universities Training College (UTC)
Laura E Barnett

Laura E Barnett

Lewes BN7

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