Lara Cassani

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Perth, PH2
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Lara, thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. I am a qualified pluralistic counsellor, which simply means that I work in a variety of ways, which offers choice to my clients.  After all, as individuals, we all need different things at different times.  

I understand that sometimes we can become overwhelmed in life, which leaves us feeling unsure of what we need. Counselling can be a good place to start. I can offer you a friendly, safe place to share your thoughts and to be heard and understood.  

My approach to counselling focuses on a good working relationship, which is key in allowing us to work well together. I am honest and authentic and I invite clients to be open to exploring what counselling can offer.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MSc in Pluralistic Counselling from Abertay University and a post qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). 

I have over 15 years experience supporting children, young people and adults across the public, private and third sector. 

Member organisations

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


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation. Please get in touch to arrange and to find out about the cost of the sessions.

When I work

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Further information

I have experience in offering support to individuals seeking asylum and would be happy to work with interpreting services should this be appropriate.  

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Lara Cassani
Lara Cassani