Chhaya Shah (MBACP) - Empowering Therapies

Chhaya Shah (MBACP) - Empowering Therapies

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About me

I offer empowering talking therapies in a private practice by phone, skype and face to face in West London using Counselling, Supervision, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and Life Coaching.

I have 15 years’ experience as a Complementary Therapist and Lecturer and therefore have a sound understanding of pathology, including working with cancer patients and their families and the grieving process.

  • “Sometimes we just need someone to listen and understand without judging”

Who I work with

I work with adults and couples to deal with anger, anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), domestic violence, sexual abuse (including childhood sexual abuse), social anxiety, disassociation, phobias, Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD), stress, goal setting, bullying, loneliness, bereavement, loss and other significant trauma.

If clients have a fear of being touched I can use Body Psychotherapy to help them connect physically, emotionally and mentally, thus enabling them to let go of their hidden anxieties including the unspoken shame and guilt that lies within.

My Counselling Approach

I work holistically, using an integrative approach in order to enable clients to re-connect their mind and body and encourage them to move forward from a stuck place.  I can help clients set goals using Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) so that they can break down issues into something more manageable and stop themselves becoming overwhelmed.

I have worked effectively with short term clients using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and positive coping strategies in order to help them integrate these into their day to day lives to make changes and reach their potential in life, work, education, relationships and within families.  I also work with long term clients who are dealing with deep seated transcultural and transgenerational issues, due to loss of self, country and home, to help them break down cultural beliefs and values that are holding them back.

I sometimes use creative mediums such as Play Therapy, in order to work experientially when clients cannot find the words to express themselves. This includes using the Rewind Technique, which is an excellent method of enabling clients to work through traumatic situations without having to retell their story.

My Philosophy

My philosophy is to work relationally with clients, in order that they can get their voice heard, and I believe that (by booking a session with me) this is their time and their space to be themselves, even if this means getting to know who they are in today’s world.


I offer supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors of different modalities by telephone, skype or face to face.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a therapist since 2003 including working in the charity sector. I specialise in working with significant trauma and have worked with many ethnic minority clients dealing with race, culture, ritual and abuse.

  • Rewind Technique Practitioner
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor / Supervisor
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner
  • Life Coach
  • Lecturer and Facilitator
  • Massage Therapist and Reiki Master

I can offer sessions in English or Gujarati.

Member organisations


Photos & videos

  • Soothing Touch Therapies
  • Soothing Touch Academy
  • Face to Face Counselling
  • Life Coaching



Telephone / Skype / (30 – 90 minutes)

£25 – 30 minutes – Telephone / Skype Session (Adults)
£40 – 60 minutes – Telephone / Skype  (Adults)
£65 – 90 minutes – Telephone / Skype (Adults)

Face to Face Sessions (60 – 120 minutes)

£60 – 60 minutes – (Adults)
£85 – 90 minutes – (Adults)

£100 – 90 minutes – (Couples)

£100 – 120 minutes – (Adults)

£140 – 120 minutes – (Couples)

Body Psychotherapy (Adults only)

£60 for 60 minutes, £90 for 90 minutes

Counselling Supervision

Telephone / Skype (30 – 90 minutes)

£25 – 30 minutes – (Qualified Practitioners)
£30 – 60 minutes – (Trainee Counsellors)
£40 – 60 minutes – (Qualified Practitioners)
£45 – 90 minutes – (Trainee Counsellors)
£55 – 90 minutes – (Qualified Practitioners)

Face to Face Sessions (30 – 90 minutes)

£30 – 30 minutes – (Qualified Practitioners)
£40 – 60 minutes – (Trainee Counsellors)
£50 – 60 minutes – (Qualified Practitioners)
£60 – 90 minutes – (Trainee Counsellors)
£75 – 90 minutes – (Qualified Practitioners)

Further information

Special Offer – text COUNSOFFER NOV30 2015 to 07979 854450

Receive a free half hour one to one telephone session with for Counselling, CBT, SFT or Life Coaching.

Valid until November 30 on Mondays to Fridays from 10am-9pm. Include your name, the therapy you are interested in (from the above mentioned list) and options for days and times of your preferred appointment. We will contact you within 2 working days.

The above offer is not open for supervision clients – only adults and adolescents that want telephone sessions and is conditional to meeting the terms below:

• First time clients only (adults only)
• One offer per customer
• No cash value
• Appointment must be within 2 weeks of sending initial text message enquiry
• Upgrade to a 60 minute appointment for only £15 for Counselling or CBT / SFT
• Upgrade to a 60 minute appointment for only £20 for Life Coaching
• Upgrades must be paid in advance of session taking place

Special Offer text SUPEROFFERNOV302015 to 07979 854 450

Receive Face to Face Individual Counselling Supervision for £30 per hourly session.

Available for qualified and trainee counsellors at clinics in West London. Supervisees must be able to commit to a full 6 months up to May 2016 and receive fortnightly supervision for one hour with all sessions recorded. Text your name, availability and contact details for a call back.

Maps & Directions

Twickenham, TW1
Feltham, TW13

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Gujarati


Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm for face to face sessions in Surrey or by telephone and skype

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

Special Offer - text SUPEROFFERNOV302015 to 07979 854450.

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