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Lyla Smith-Abass

Counsellor (MBACP); Therapeutic Theatre Practitioner
London, Greater London, N19
07864 865 313 07864 865 313

About me

My Counselling Practice

My name is Lyla and I am a qualified counsellor, domestic abuse specialist and therapeutic theatre practitioner.

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 traumatised, angry, depressed, 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

  • Experience of counselling trauma survivors.
  • Experience of working with WOMEN and MEN who have lived through SEXUAL ABUSE
  • Experience of working with MALE and FEMALE individuals in abusive relationships.
  • Experience of working with Individuals, Couples and Groups
  • Experienced Therapeutic Theatre Practitioner qualified at the Northern Trust for Dramatherapy

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

up to 30 mins FREE for all services.

Individual Counselling
50 mins charged @ £40

Couples Counselling
50 mins is charged @ £70

Limited concessions, please discuss your circumstances.  Thank you.


Currently Not Available for counselling or supervision..

Greater London

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

SUPERVISIONAs a supervisor I aim to offer you the level of supervision that you want whilst maintaining my own values, beliefs and ethos.

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Lyla Smith-Abass

Lyla Smith-Abass