Lilian AbrahamsIntegrative psychotherapist
I am an integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and systemic family practioner. I am registered with BACP and UKCP.
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 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 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. 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.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw and incorporate ideas from various approaches that best suit the needs of my clients as I believe no one approach is fit for all. I chose to become an integrative psychotherapist because the approach depicts my beliefs, values, personality, and openness to diversity and to the issues of differences.
Psychotherapy and counselling should be a safe, empathic, and non-judgemental space where remarkable conversations take place, exploration occurs, discovery happens, the unconscious becomes conscious, and awareness develops. It’s a space where we learn to take responsibility, set boundaries, and learn to view ourselves and others through new lens.
Whatever your experiences are, I believe growth, change, and healing can occur through being seen and heard in a safe environment when you find the right therapist that fits your needs.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
£85 to £130
Prices varies from individual, couples, family therapy and location.
Concession offered to students.
Training and qualifications
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.