Laurent Lagasse MA, MBACP Accredited, EMDR Accredited

Laurent Lagasse MA, MBACP Accredited, EMDR Accredited

About me

About Me

I am an Integrative Therapist and Trauma Specialist a with 10 years of experience working in private and public sectors. I am an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing psychotherapist which is approved by the World Health Organisation and recommended by the National Institute for Health Care Excellence. It 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.

My background is in education and I do counselling in school some of the time. Previously I have been a teacher in comprehensive schools, private schools, schools for children with learning disabilities, and pupil referral units. I have expert knowledge of the problems facing children in schools. In my private practice I see adults, children and young people and I give parenting advice.

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. There is no obligation and you can decide to end counselling at any stage.

Training, qualifications & experience


EMDR Accreditation, EMDR Europe

EMDR Children and Adolescents Level 1 and 2, Joanne Morris Smith Training

EMDR Training part 1, 2, 3, Sandi Richman Training

Somatic Trauma Therapy Training stage 1, 2, 3, Babette Rothschild Training

BACP Accreditation, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

MA Integrative Counselling, London Metropolitan University

Certificate in Counselling, Birkbeck College

Counselling Experience

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

Transport for London 2017-18. Offering support to staff with personal and work related issues, and providing specialised psychotherapy to personnel following traumatic events such as suicides and violence

School Counsellor 2012-(still current). Counselling children aged 11 to 18 years old

Off Centre Hackney 2012-17. Offering therapeutic interventions to 11 to 25 years old

Brunel University 2011-12. Short solution focused interventions to undergraduate and postgraduate students

The Place 2 Be 2010-12. Offering play therapy to children in a comprehensive primary school in Southwark

The Minster Centre 2008-10. Providing therapeutic interventions to people in exile including war, sexual violence and torture survivors

Previous Experience

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

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

        Maps & Directions

        Islington, London, N7

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: French


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Daytime and evenings.

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme