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Lyla Smith-Abass, Counsellor (MBACP); Therapeutic Theatre Practitioner

London, Greater London, N19
07864 865 313
London, Greater London, N19

About me

My Counselling Practice

My name is Lyla and I am a qualified counsellor, Therapeutic Theatre Practitioner 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

  • Experience of working with MEN who have lived through SEXUAL ABUSE
  • Experience of working with MALE perpetrators of domestic abuse
  • Experience of working with Individuals, Couples and Groups
  • Experienced Therapeutic Theatre Practitioner qualified with the Northern Trust for Dramatherapy
  • Offering support for people experiencing racial trauma

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also a therapeutic theatre practitioner please see www.sobtts.com for further information.

If you are a BAME client please visit lylasplace.cc@gmail.com for counselling support relating to racial trauma  |  individual or group.

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25 mins charged @ £0 for all services.

Individual Counselling
50 mins charged @ £40

Couples Counselling
50 mins is charged @ £70

Limited concessions, please discuss your circumstances.  Thank you.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Greater London

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Email for details of current availability.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme



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