Laurent Lagasse

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Trauma, Anxiety Specialist, MA, MBACP Accred, EMDR & CRM
Available for new clients
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Islington, London, N7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About Me

- 16 years experience as psychotherapist with individuals, families and schools

- Private practice in N7 and video calls

- BACP Accredited

- Trauma specialist EMDR accredited and CRM practitioner

- Anger, depression, bullying at work, complex and historical trauma

- Emotional personality disorders

- Men issues, relationships

- Anxiety first aid kit

- Safe and confidential

I am an Integrative Therapist and Trauma Specialist a with 16 years of experience working in private and public sectors. I am a Comprehensive Resource Model and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing trained psychotherapist. My approach promotes significant progress and faster recovery with most common mental health problems such as anxiety, phobia, anger, eating disorder, depression etc. It is quickly effective for processing simple traumas, e.g. car accidents, witnessing something very upsetting, bullying on social media, etc, but it also helps get to the root of the problem of more stubborn behaviours such as anger, addictions or lack of motivation. I work with common issues such as depression, work related stress, grief, divorce, men's issues and intimacy.

Comprehensive Resource Model helps develop resilience and process traumatic events that happen early in life and may be forgotten but still impacting current life. This is particularly helpful when working with complex PTSD or dissociative parts of the self.

My background is in education. Prior to working as a therapist I have been a teacher in comprehensive schools, private schools, schools for children with learning disabilities, and pupil referral units. I am now employed as a Senior Psychotherapist at SOAS University.

I am BACP Accredited and Registered. My work is confidential and non judgmental. My practice is open to people from all sociocultural background regardless of nationality, religion and sexuality.

When we start

We will meet for one or two initial sessions to decide how I can best help you. We will first focus on the best way to improve things quickly for you and we will agree together on the best treatment plan. After our initial sessions you will know whether this is helping. There is no obligation and you can decide to stop the work at any stage.

Training, qualifications & experience


Comprehensive Resource Model

EMDR Accreditation, EMDR Europe

EMDR Children and Adolescents Level 1 and 2

Somatic Trauma Therapy

BACP Accreditation, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

MA Integrative Counselling, London Metropolitan University

Certificate in Counselling, Birkbeck College

Clinical Experience

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2021 still current). Senior Psychotherapist

In Private Practice since 2009. Providing psychotherapy and counselling for individual clients, couples and families, and organisations such as Amnesty International, Red Cross, Victims Support, Survivors of Torture, Save the Children, Concern and Employee Assistance Programmes

Transport for London 2017-18. Trauma Therapist.

Gumley House School 2012-2021. School Counsellor

Off Centre Hackney 2012-17. Psychotherapist for young people

Brunel University 2011-12. Psychotherapist

The Place 2 Be 2010-12. School Counsellor

The Minster Centre 2008-10. Psychotherapist

Previous Experience

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

I have a sliding scale of fees based on the type of work, the frequency and duration of sessions.

When I work

Daytime and evenings.

Islington, London, N7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages


Laurent Lagasse
Laurent Lagasse