Dr Gayatri Shah (Chartered Counselling Psychologist)

Dr Gayatri Shah (Chartered Counselling Psychologist)



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About me

As a Registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist I have completed extensive and rigorous training in psychological counselling and psychotherapy. I am a member of the Division of Counselling Psychology with the British Psychological Society and have over 11 years of clinical experience working with adults experiencing a wide range of issues.

I am the Clinical Lead for EACH Counselling and Support an organisation that offers one to one therapy and group support to adults experiencing mental health concerns, addictions, violence and abuse. I also provide clinical supervision for therapists and have extensive experience of managing clinical services.

I have worked in a variety of NHS settings, including: primary care, community mental health teams, inpatient and outpatient adult psychotherapy departments and drug and alcohol settings. As a therapist and practitioner I have worked with individuals from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds with different psychological presentations, including: childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, addictions, trauma, learning disabilities, and long-term mental health issues. Working within varied settings has allowed me to work with adults and families, deepening my understanding of working with individuals of all ages across the lifespan and from different backgrounds, experiences and cultures.

My research interests include trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, mental health conditions, effectiveness of therapeutic models for different mental health conditions. I have presented my research findings and its implications at international conferences and European conventions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Qualifications

DPsych in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Memberships & Affiliations

Registered Counselling Psychologist (Health Care Professionals Council)

Chartered Psychologist and full member of the Division of Counselling Psychology (British Psychological Society)

Adult EMDR (Levels 1-3) Fully Qualified

Member organisations Registered / Accredited

Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
British Psychological Society (BPS)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Further information

How I can help

In our lives at different times and within varied contexts we all experience and find ourselves in situations where our day to day strategies and support networks no longer help us to cope with the distress that we are experiencing. It is on these occasions that it might be useful to have a safe space to think and reflect alongside a supportive and experienced professional.

As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist I am experienced in facilitating individual’s journey towards empowerment where they draw on their own internal resources to cope and manage life’s difficult experiences. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental empathic environment for us to work together to explore and make sense of your difficulties and create a tool box of skills to help you to move to a less distressing place where you can begin to  life to its fullest.

This at times might involve understanding significant life experiences, exploring how our past experiences and relationships impact our current relationships, ways of thinking or learning and developing skills, strategies and techniques to help you cope and manage your life. Trained in more than one therapeutic approach, I have the skills and the competence to tailor our sessions to meet your personal needs depending on the concerns you bring and the goals you wish to achieve within the therapeutic space and relationship.

​​Areas of Counselling I deal with

Child related issues Chronic Fatigue Cross cultural relationships
Divorce Depression Domestic violence
Emotional abuse Everyday struggles and stress Family issues
Generalised anxiety disorder Infertility Isolation
Low self-confidence Low self-esteem Low Mood
Loss Loneliness Miscarriage
Obsessive compulsive disorder Panic disorder Phobias
Physical abuse Physical Illness Post-traumatic stress disorder
Post natal depression Pregnancy and birth Redundancy
Relationship difficulties Rape Seasonal affective disorder
Self-harm Separation and divorce Sexual abuse
Sexual Violence Sexuality Spirituality
Stress Suicidal thoughts Terminal illness
Trauma Work related stress

Supervision & training

I also offer group and one to one Clinical Supervision to trainee therapists and professionals.

I offer the following types of therapy:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Therapy
Psychoanalytic Therapy
Person-Centred Therapy
Humanistic Therapies
Integrative Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
(EMDR - Levels 1-3, Fully Qualified)
Metallization Based Therapy
Schema Focussed Cognitive therapy

I provide both long term and short term therapeutic face to face therapy.

Getting in touch and arranging a consultation:

If you would like to contact me please feel free to email or leave me a telephone message and I will get back to you. I would be happy to arrange to telephone you for a free informal  chat before you decide to book a consultation.


Please contact me to discuss fees.

I am able to offer some low cost places depending on circumstances and subject to availability.

Maps & Directions

Richmond, TW9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Hindi, Urdu and Gujrati


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme