LYLA SMITH-ABASS, Counsellor (MBACP); Creative Therapist (BADth);

LYLA SMITH-ABASS, Counsellor (MBACP);  Creative Therapist (BADth);



I am unable to take further enquiries until 05-Feb-2019

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, 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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with



50 mins is charged @ £50 for all services.

Anger Management and Domestic Abuse Counselling
50 mins is charged @ £50

Individual Counselling
50 mins is charged @ £45

Couples Counselling
50 mins is charged @ £75

Limited concessions for students, the unemployed or people on low incomes - please visit and complete the Contact Form at the bottom of the page stating your circumstances.  Thank you.

Further information

I practice from rooms in

SE14, Lewisham, LONDON
SE18, Plumstead, LONDON

Maps & Directions

London, SE14
London, SE18

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


My availability is flexible on the days I work. I am able to offer some morning, afternoon and evening sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays..

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training


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