Lara Lagutina, Dr ClinPsych, Jungian Analyst (BPC, HCPC)

Lara Lagutina, Dr ClinPsych, Jungian Analyst (BPC, HCPC)



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About me

I am a Jungian analyst and a Clinical psychologist, with a specialist training in working with trauma and a particular interest in working with early, developmental and attachment trauma, and relational dynamics and difficulties using an integrative relational approach. I am also trained as a Somatic Experiencing practitioner.

I have been working internationally with people in both individual and group settings for over 25 years, drawing on a range of approaches, such as Analytical Psychology of C.G. Jung, object relations and relational schools of psychoanalysis, Process Work, Jungian Sandplay, and Somatic Experiencing. In my doctoral dissertation, I looked at the contribution of Jungian Sandplay to working with people with a wide range of somatic problems. I have always been interested in a holistic approach to working with people, which takes into account both the psyche and the body, and complex interconnections between the two. As a result, I found myself drawn to areas such as trauma and somatic disturbances.

My work with people made me aware of the importance of understanding the impact of early (and later) life experiences on body and brain physiology. I wanted to know how overwhelming and traumatic life experiences impact these layers, often leading to people getting stuck in painful patterns despite their best intentions and even despite a significant amount of insight they may have about the origins and meaning of these. I studied developmental and attachment research, trauma and neuroscience literature, with an emphasis on early development and trauma.

Over the years, I have come to realize that even though understanding the complexity of the emotional dynamics, the body physiology, meaning and symbolism is very important, perhaps the most important therapeutic factor has to do with human relationship and our ability to connect with the other person at a deep level. It is through this connection that their healing potential can be activated and thus guide the therapeutic work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dr ClinPsych (HCPC)

Jungian Analyst (the SAP, IAAP, BPC)

Somatic Experiencing practitioner

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My fee is £75 per session.

Further information


“Facing death: Sandplay at the threshold” in The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy (Ed. B. Turner, Routledge, 2017).

Maps & Directions

London, SE16

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Russian


Wheelchair access: Unspecified