Laurent Lagasse MA, MBACP (Accred)

Laurent Lagasse MA, MBACP (Accred)


07476 307853

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07476 307853

About me

About Me

I have worked for 10 years as a counsellor in in private, public and voluntary sector. I have an extensive experience working with children, young people and adults. I am accredited and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their ethical framework. I offer safe, confidential and non judgmental counselling.

I work with common issues such as anxiety, phobia, depression, work related stress etc. I have some specialist experience of school based issues including friendship issues, bullying, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, anger towards peers and/or teachers, peer pressure etc. I also help with problems such as grief, difficulties in the family or divorce.

My therapeutic approach is integrative to suit each individual needs. I refer to psychodynamic  and humanistic theories to inform my work. When this is appropriate, I am also able to offer Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing. EMDR is a therapy that is approved by the World Health Organisation and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. It promotes significant progress and faster recovery with most common mental health problems such as anxiety, phobia, anger, depression, eating disorder etc. It is especially effective for processing trauma such as car accidents, witnessing something very upsetting, bullying on social media etc.

When we start

After our initial meeting we will jointly decide whether counselling is the best option for you and whether we feel that we can work together. Should you decide this is not for you, I will help you find which option is best for you. If we feel that I can help you we will then agree to meet again. You may want to use counselling to help you to find a solution to a particular problem. In this case counselling will be focused and short-term. After one or two initial sessions we will set targets and agree on a small number of meetings. However, if you want a more in depth exploration of your difficulties and their underlying causes, we might agree to work on a longer-term basis. You can end our contract at any time and I regularly review our progress and check that we meet your expectations.

Training, qualifications & experience


Qualified Teacher Status

Certificate in Counselling

MA Integrative Counselling

BACP Accreditation

Somatic Trauma Therapy Training stage 1, 2, 3

EMDR Training part 1, 2, 3

EMDR Children and Adolescents Level 1 and 2

Counselling Experience

As well as in private practice I am currently counselling children and adolescents for five years at Off Centre in Hackney and as in-house counsellor in a secondary school in West-London for four years.

Previous counselling experiences include: Asylum seekers project at the Mapesbury Clinic for two years, Primary School with Place 2Be for two years, and Brunel University for one year.

Previous Experience

10 Years teaching in London secondary schools, special needs schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£60.00 per session. Concessions available

Maps & Directions

London, N7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Monday daytime, evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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