Lyla Smith-Abass, Counsellor (MBACP); Creative Therapist (BADth);
My Counselling Practice
My name is Lyla and I am a qualified counsellor, Anger Management and Domestic Abuse Specialist.
You may have visited the Counselling Directory because someone has suggested that counselling may help you or, you may be having difficulties in some area of your life and you feel you need some support with this. Whatever your reason for visiting my profile today I may be able to help.
When we feel angry, depressed, stressed, sad, lonely or anxious it's because our body is trying to tell us something. Our bodies are capable of handling some stress, however, when stress levels become too high we can begin to experience low self worth, fears and anxieties that impact on our lives. If you feel as if you are struggling to cope with life at the moment perhaps talking this through with a qualified counsellor can help.
Counselling sessions will give you time to explore your life and your relationships at your own pace. More often than not, this can be upsetting and painful, but part of my work is to support you through this and help you to understand more about yourself.
Over time you will develop personal insights and self awareness about your situation. Our work together may lead you to make changes in your life, or as is sometimes the case, come to terms with those things that may not change.
As a counsellor I am committed to working within recognised guidelines and have regular supervision with an experienced supervisor, who is also a qualified counsellor working within the BACP's Ethical Framework and Guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Experienced Individual and Couples Counsellor registered with BACP
- Experienced Creative Therapist registered with BADth
- Domestic Abuse Therapist (RESPECT UK trained)
- Anger Management Therapist (Anger UK Approved)
- Qualified Counselling Supervisor - CPCAB
I have extensive experience of working with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse.
I am able to provide support for Anger Management difficulties.
I am able to provide support for people experiencing difficulties around culture and identity.
I have extensive experience of working with survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Culture and Identity
50 mins is charged @ £40 for all services.
Domestic Abuse Counselling
50 mins is charged @ £45
50 mins is charged @ £40
50 mins is charged @ £75
Limited concessions for students, the unemployed or people on low incomes - please visit www.lylacounsellingu.com and complete the Contact Form at the bottom of the page stating your circumstances. Thank you.
I currently only provide a 'Walk and Talk Counselling Service'. The counselling takes place in an outdoor space mutually agreed by us.
During 'Walk and Talk Counselling', you can connect with your emotions, because the body is moving. Movement is important in helping to express emotion. For example, an individual may feel the need to kick a stone, observe the sky, or just take a long deep breath of fresh air - the body is expressing it's need. Being able to express in this way is a different experience to sitting in a counselling room.
At the end of the session, you may feel physically as well as mentally energized and this feeling could carry on into the rest of the day and the week, It's peaceful, grounding and safe.
Contact me if you feel 'Walk and Talk Counselling' may be right for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Walk and Talk Therapy is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Outdoor spaces are used.
A Walk and Talk Therapy Service is available. We will be walking in an outdoor space during therapy, instead of sitting inside an office.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
SUPERVISION.View supervision profile