Chhaya Shah (MBACP Accredited) - Empowering Therapies

Chhaya Shah (MBACP Accredited) - Empowering Therapies

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About me

I am an accredited counsellor offering empowering talking therapies in Gujarati and English 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”

I am available on weekdays from 10am to 9pm.  Please contact me using my mobile or email.  If I am not available to respond straight away, please leave me a message and I will get back to you.

Who I work with

I work with adults, couples, families and young people 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 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 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 clinical supervision in English and Gujarati to trainee and qualified counsellors of different modalities by Skype, telephone or face to face.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a therapist since 2001 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 and abuse.

  • Rewind Technique Practitioner
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor / Psychotherapist
  • Integrative Clinical 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

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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


Clients (Adults and Young People)

Face to Face / Skype / Telephone (60 – 120 minutes)

Therapies included:  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling Psychotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Life Coaching, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Therapy

£80 – 60 minutes, £130 – 90 minutes, £180 – 120 minutes

Treatments at Home

£120 – 60 minutes, £160 – 90 minutes, £210 – 120 minutes

Clients (Couples and Families)

Face to Face / Skype / Telephone (90 – 120 minutes)

Therapies included:  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Therapy

£160 – 90 minutes, £200 – 120 minutes

Treatments at Home

£210 – 90 minutes, £250 – 120 minutes

Body Psychotherapy (Adults only)

£100 – 60 minutes, £150 – 90 minutes

Clinical Supervision

Face to Face / Skype / Telephone (60 – 120 minutes)

Trainee Counsellors

£60 – 60 minutes, £100 – 120 minutes

Qualified Practitioners

£90 – 60 minutes, £150 – 120 minutes

Maps & Directions

Twickenham, TW1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Gujarati


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday - Friday 10am - 9pm for face to face sessions in Surrey or by telephone and skype. Please use mobile or email to contact me.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am an accredited counsellor and offer clinical supervision in English and Gujarati to trainee and qualified counsellors from different modalities either face to face from Surrey or by telephone or Skype.  I encourage them to explore their process and identify their strengths and resistances to working with a range of clients.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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