Laurent Lagasse MA, MBACP (Accred)
25 Trecastle Way
07476307853 / 07476307853
I have years of experience worked as a counsellor in schools, university, and at several renown charities. I work with a variety of problems such as anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harming, eating disorders, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress and lack of direction in life'. I receive regular supervision in line with BACP requirement.
How can I help you?
Counselling can help you with many different issues. You might be feeling anxious or depressed. You might have lost someone close or been involved in an accident. You might have low self-esteem or feel a little stuck, with no sense of direction. You might simply want to know yourself better and feel more fulfilled.
How Do We Begin?
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 finding 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.
My therapeutic approach
Each one of us is different and there is more than one way of understanding our world. This is why my therapeutic model is integrative. This means that I use several theoretical frameworks in order to provide the best approach for the individual needs of each client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Certificate in Counselling and Counselling Skills from Birkbeck University and an MA in Integrative counselling from London Metropolitan University. I regularly attend professional training on a variety of issues. I have a particular interest in working with trauma and anxiety, and approaches such as Somatic Trauma Therapy Training and EMDR, for which I am working towards accreditation.
I am an Accredited member of BACP and I attend Continuous Professional Development in accordance with BACP requirement.
I have years of experience working with adults, children and young people as a school teacher and as a counsellor in schools, university and charitable organisations. I teach counselling as an external lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
My fees are £50.00 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday. Daytime and evening appointments are available.