I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with BACP and UKCP. I am also a systemic family practitioner.

I work with families, couples, individuals, and children. I have a wealth of experience, having worked within the mental health field for over 20 years with a range of clients with emotional difficulties. I have received lots of positive feedback from clients I have worked with.

I have experience working within the NHS in a secondary care setting offering long-term psychotherapy, and within a primary care setting offering short-term counselling, and also within CAMHS. Prior to psychotherapy and counselling, I worked in supported accommodation for adults with mental health problems.

I studied at the Tavistock & Portman (postgraduate diploma) and qualified as a systemic family practitioner before going on to Regent’s University London where I gained my masters and qualified as a psychotherapist and counsellor, also gaining the postgraduate certificate in integrative psychotherapy qualification.

I am passionate about helping children and families, couples, and individuals with mild to severe issues connected with stress, communication, building self-esteem, burn-out, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, identity, relationships, eating disorder, trauma, loss and bereavement, addiction, EUPD/bipolar disorder, abuse, perinatal depression, postnatal depression, etc.

I work in collaboration, which means I involve my clients in all aspects and processes. We work together, we discover together, we learn together, so clients get to understand how they relate with themselves and with others.  I draw ideas in my work from various approaches: Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Jungian, Gestalt, Existential, Systemic, and some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches. Working in collaboration also means negotiating and mutually agreeing on ways of working that are suitable for everyone involved with the process. I work in a relational and conversational manner and see myself as part of this therapeutic process and find it rewarding that I also learn about myself in this process.  I provide a safe, non-judgemental space and environment where my clients can explore their experiences whether individually or within the family.

An approach that works for you

Getting the right approach:

Looking for a therapist that fits your needs can be a tiring task!

I offer a 20-minute free telephone consultation, where we can both ask each other some questions and get some ideas about the process of your therapy needs.

If you feel my approach is right for you, then after the consultation I will send out a therapy agreement for you to review and sign before our first session.

For more details please select the Approach page from the menu.



Individual sessions are 50 minutes long, usually on a weekly basis.

Family and couples’ sessions are up to an hour long on a weekly basis or if agreed, can be held every fortnight.

In person face-to face sessions are held at Lily House E18 https://lilyhouse.com/ which is a 6-minute walk from South Woodford Station. 

Online sessions may also be offered, via Zoom.


Lilian Abrahams

Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and Systemic Family Practitioner

Telephone: 07851110884

Email: therapy@lilianabrahams.co.uk


Fees range from £90 to £150 

Concession rates also offered to students.  

Please see the fees page for further details.  


·       PGCip Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent’s University London.

·       MA Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent’s University London.

·       PGDip Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent’s University London.

·       PGCert Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent’s University London.

·       PGDip Systemic Family Therapy, Tavistock & Portman.

·       PGCert Systemic Family Therapy, Tavistock & Portman.

·       BA Sociology, Middlesex University.

·       BSc Sociology, University of Jos.