LYLA SMITH-ABASS, Counsellor (Reg. MBACP); Drama Therapist (Reg. BADth);

LYLA SMITH-ABASS, Counsellor (Reg. MBACP);  Drama Therapist (Reg. BADth);



07711 959 108

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07711 959 108

About me

My Counselling Practice

My name is Lyla and I am a qualified counsellor. 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 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 trained and 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

  • Qualified Counsellor registered with the BACP
  • Qualified Drama Therapist registered with BADth
  • Working with Couples Course - City Lit
  • Therapeutic Counselling Supervisor
  • Domestic Abuse Therapist (received RESPECT training)

I have extensive experience of working with perpetrators and survivors of domestic violence and abuse.  I am also able to provide support for people from BAME groups with difficulties around culture and identity.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a specialist domestic abuse worker offering support to people who feel they are being abusive towards an intimate partner.  I am a member of RESPECT and have attended RESPECT's courses for group and individual work with people who use violence or abuse towards an intimate partner.


Individual Counselling - £45 per 50 minute session
Couples Counselling - £75 per 60 minute session

Domestic Abuse Sessions - please visit for information on fees.

Concessions for students and people on low income is available - please discuss needs.

Further information

I practice from rooms in


Maps & Directions

London, SW17
London, SW8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


My availability is flexible. I am able to offer some morning, afternoon or evening sessions.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training


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