Joan La'Bassiere


I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and an accredited member of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I have been practicing for over twenty years both in London and the USA and remain committed to providing effective counselling and psychotherapy.

Counsellor and Psychotherapist Joan La'Bassiere

Work history and experience

I have experience working with several presentations such as addictions, domestic violence, trauma, depression, loss, PTSD, anger, transgender issues and relationship problems. I work with adults, children, adolescents, families and individuals with a diagnosis of Parkinson Disease.

Part of my experience with trauma, loss and PTSD was gained from providing counselling on site at 9/11 and working with survivors and families afterwards.

Professional qualifications

  • MSC in applied Therapies
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy inc. Inter-Cultural Counselling
  • Diploma in Working with Children & Families
  • Certificate in (CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Level 5)
  • Training in TRI (Traumatic Incident Reduction)
  • Certificate in Narrative Therapy
  • MSW in Social Work
  • EMDR (Level 4)


I work integratively; using Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Systemic, Narrative, Intercultural and CBT approaches. I know that practicing this way enables me to work with each client on an individual basis, adapting the therapy to suit their unique presentation. My core trainings are Psychodynamic, Person Centered and Intercultural therapies and they form the basis of my practice.


Working psychodynamically assists clients to make connections to their past and find patterns that relate to their current issues. Working Person Centered helps clients facilitate their process. The use of the core conditions empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard provide clients with conditions and opportunities to work towards autonomy and self direction.


Intercultural practice allows the exploration of cultural issues that could consciously or subconsciously be a block to a client engaging in a therapeutic relationship that facilitates successful therapy. As mentioned above, I work within the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) ethical framework: for more information regarding the BACP and their code of ethics please visit their website.

Get in touch

My fees range from £60 to £70 for a 60 minute session, though concessionary fees are available in some cases, including for students and children.

As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society, I adhere to their Ethical Framework.

My practice is in Welling in the London borough of Bexley.

Contact me by email or phone (07988 653544) and I will be happy to provide further information and answer any queries you may have.

Counselling, psychotherapy and CBT for individuals and couples in Welling in the London Borough of Bexley.

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