Chhaya Shah

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(MBACP Accredited) / BABCP Accredited - Empowering Therapies
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Twickenham, TW1 2AR
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About me

I am an accredited psychotherapist with over 10 years' experience offering empowering talking therapies in Gujarati and English in a private practice by video and face to face in West London.  I offer Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) 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 as well as other long term health conditions.

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

I am available on weekdays only from 11am to 8pm Mondays to Thursdays.  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.  Insurance work undertaken,  Registered with Axa PPP, Aviva, Cigna, Vitality Health

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 am highly experienced in working with ethnic minorities and regularly offers sessions in Gujarati.  I have a keen interest in working with clients affected by trauma, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of domestic violence, sexual assault including childhood sexual abuse, bullying, phobias, forced marriages, FGM, fleeing war and terrorism, asylum and immigration issues.  I have written reports for court hearings and attended court as an expert witness.

I work integratively and collaboratively with clients to help them understand how the mind and body affect each other, using a holistic approach.  I can help clients work through traumatic experiences without having to verbalise events, if they are too overwhelming.  My approach includes using TF-CBT, EMDR, EFT, Rewind Technique and Mindfulness in order to reduce distress, panic, anxiety and depression.  I offer a positive psychological approach by motivating clients to make emotional and behavioural changes in order to build up self-esteem and improve their mood.

Relationships between two or more individuals can be very stressful and can impact work/life balance.  I believe that all relationships include working collaboratively and compassionately as a team and this includes helping clients to build a relationship with themselves.  I help clients navigate their way through their difficult journey, offering hope along the way.

I supervise complementary therapy practitioners and psychotherapists in group and individual settings working with their preferred models, whilst sharing insight of my own.  This helps me to continue my journey by learning from others.

I sometimes use creative mediums such as Play Therapy, in order to work experientially when clients cannot find the words to express themselves.

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 video or face to face in Twickenham.

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.

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Practitioner
  • Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor / Psychotherapist
  • Integrative Clinical Supervisor
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Sandplay Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner
  • Rewind Technique Practitioner
  • Life Coach
  • Lecturer and Facilitator
  • Massage Therapist and Reiki Master

I can offer sessions in English or Gujarati.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£100.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Health Assured
  • Cigna
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

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

£100 – 60 minutes, £160 – 90 minutes, £200 – 120 minutes

Treatments at Home

£150 – 60 minutes, £210 – 90 minutes, £250 – 120 minutes

Clients (Couples and Families)

Face to Face / Video (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, £160 – 90 minutes

Clinical Supervision

Face to Face / Video (60 – 120 minutes)

Trainee Counsellors

£80 – 60 minutes, £140 – 120 minutes

Qualified Practitioners

£120 – 60 minutes, £180 – 120 minutes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Thursday 11am - 8pm for face to face sessions in Twickenham, West London. Video sessions also available. Please use mobile or email to contact me.

Further information


30% Discount on counselling supervision.  Face to face or video Individual Clinical Supervision for trainees and qualified therapists.  Weekdays and evenings only. This offer is available face to face in Twickenham. West London or video for national and international clients.  Cannot be used with any other offer.  Text SUP2023 to 07979 854450


For new counselling and life coaching clients only  -  We offer the first six sessions for the price of five.  This offer is available by video. Full payment required in advance.  Cannot be used with any other offer

13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, TW1 2AR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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In person

I am an accredited integrative counsellor and offer clinical supervision in English and Gujarati to trainee and qualified counsellors from different modalities either face to face from Twickenham and Ealing or by telephone or Skype.

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Chhaya Shah
Chhaya Shah