Laurent Lagasse MA, MBACP Accredited, EMDR Accredited

Laurent Lagasse MA, MBACP Accredited, EMDR Accredited

Islington, London

07476 307853

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Islington, London

07476 307853

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 anxiety, phobia, depression, work related stress, grief, divorce etc. I have a special interest in men's issues and intimacy.

My background is in education and I am a part-time school counsellor. 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 offer counselling to children and young people as well as 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 focus on improving things quickly and agree together on the best treatment plan for you. There is no obligation and you can decide to end counselling at any stage.

Training, qualifications & experience


EMDR Accreditation

EMDR Children and Adolescents Level 1 and 2

EMDR Training part 1, 2, 3

Somatic Trauma Therapy Training stage 1, 2, 3

BACP Accreditation

MA Integrative Counselling

Certificate in Counselling

Counselling Experience

In Private Practice since 2009. Working with organisations such as Amnesty International, Red Cross, Save the Children and Employee Assistance Programmes

Transport for London (Trauma Therapist) 2017-18
School Counsellor 2012-(still current)
Off Centre Hackney (Young People) 2012-17
Brunel University (Students/Staff) 2011-12
The Place 2 Be (Young Children) 2010-12
The Minster Centre (People in Exile) 2008-10

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme