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Chhaya Shah

Chhaya Shah

Indian Head Masseuse in Twickenham

Chhaya's interest in Complementary Medicine developed whilst working in training and management roles over 20 years ago. Her interest led her to explore a wide range of Complementary Therapies extensively. She has established a successful practice in clinics based at Ealing and Twickenham, West London, which offers a range of complementary therapies including counselling, TF-CBT, EMDR, EFT and empowering therapies. She also offers talking therapies through Skype and telephone. Chhaya also treats various athletes in order to improve performance and injury rehabilitation and prevention as works with clients who have everyday aches and pains and injuries. She is a also a qualified supervisor and lecturer and runs her own Academy.

Chhaya is a BACP accredited psychotherapist currently working in the NHS and in private practice. She is highly experienced in working with ethnic minorities and regular offers sessions in Gujarati. She has 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. She has written reports for court hearings and attended court as an expert witness.

Chhaya works integratively and collaboratively with clients to help them understand how the mind and body affect each other, using a holistic approach. Chhaya can help clients work through traumatic experiences without having to verbalise events, if they are too overwhelming. Her approach includes using TF-CBT, EMDR, EFT, Rewind Technique and Mindfulness in order to reduce distress, panic, anxiety and depression. She offers 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. She believes that all relationships include working collaboratively and compassionately as a team and this includes helping clients to build a relationship with themselves. Chhaya helps clients navigate their way through their difficult journey, offering hope along the way.

Chhaya supervises complementary therapy practitioners and psychotherapists in group and individual settings working with their preferred models, whilst sharing insight of her own. This helps her to continue her journey in learning from others.


Therapies can be accessed from:
The Etna Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham, Middlesex. TW1 2AR or. The Triangle Centre, Unit 4, 399 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, UB1 3EJ.
Telephone: 07979 854 450 Booking is by appointment only.

Website: http://www.soothingtouchacademy.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoothingTouchAcademy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SoothingTouchA
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/soothingtouchacademy

Therapies can also be accessed via Telephone or Skype.

***** SPECIAL OFFERS *****
EMPOWERING THERAPIES SPECIAL OFFER UNTIL MAY 2019

50% DISCOUNT FOR ADULT CLIENTS WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) WANTING TRAUMA-FOCUSSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (TF-CBT). SESSIONS WILL BE RECORDED. FACE TO FACE SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN TWICKENHAM OR EALING, WEST LONDON. SKYPE / TELEPHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE

Please text PTSD 2018 with your name to 07979 854 450 to take up this offer

The above offer is for adult clients only and is conditional to meeting the terms below:

• First time clients only

• One offer per customer

• No cash value

• Appointment must be within 2 weeks of sending initial text message enquiry

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***** SUPERVISION OFFER *****

30% DISCOUNT FOR TRAINEES AND QUALIFIED COUNSELLORS. FACE TO FACE SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN TWICKENHAM OR EALING, WEST LONDON. SKYPE OR TELEPHONE SESSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE

Please text SUP 2018 with your name to 07979 854 450 to take up this offer

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***** NEW COUNSELLING AND LIFE COACHING CLIENTS *****

For new counselling and life coaching clients only - We offer the first three sessions for the price of two. This offer is available face to face at our clinic in Ealing, West London or by telephone and Skype for national and international clients. Sessions are charged at the full price and cannot be used with any other offer

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***** LIFE COACHING OFFER *****
Many counselling and life coaching clients choose to pay for block bookings. We offer six sessions for the price of five. This offer is available face to face at one of our clinics in Twickenham or Ealing, West London or by telephone and Skype for national and international clients. Sessions are charged at the full price and cannot be used with any other offer

Background & Qualifications

Chhaya is professionally qualified and insured for: Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy in Pregnancy, Baby Massage Instructor, Counselling, Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Holistic Massage, Hopi Ear Candling, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Life Coaching, Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Rewind Technique, Sports Massage, Taping and Strapping and Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Chhaya is a lecturer and clinical supervisor. She is a member of the Complementary Therapists Association and accredited member of BACP.

Chhaya also teaches the above therapies (and more) up to examination level and she has her own teaching academy which she runs from Sussex and Surrey. She has written several CPD courses which are accredited by the Guild.

Chhaya is passionate about helping clients to understand how the mind and body work together and offers a holistic approach to therapy. She has several years of experience working with trauma survivors using bodywork and talking therapies. She helps them reduce their levels of distress without them having to recount their experiences to help build up their confidence and regain their life back. She often offers therapy in Gujarati.

http://www.soothingtouchacademy.co.uk
http://www.soothingtouch.co.uk

Telephone: 07979 854 450

My Specialisms

*** PSYCHOTHERAPY ***
Due to Chhaya's extensive knowledge of working with trauma at different levels, she also offers counselling sessions to young people, families, couples and adults working with a range of issues including anger, bullying, anxiety, depression, stress, domestic and sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, abandonment, loss, grief, trauma, PTSD, panic attacks and phobias. Chhaya works bilingually in Gujarati and has a keen interest in working with cultural issues within ethnic minority communities.

Chhaya recognises that clients often need a space where they can talk confidentially without being judged in order to understand what is stopping them moving forward and she therefore helps to empower them using a range of modalities. Where clients cannot express themselves, Chhaya will work experientially with them using play therapy, art, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, EFT etc. If clients are unable to meet face to face, Chhaya also offers SKYPE and TELEPHONE counselling.

Chhaya is also able to offer supervision to trainees and qualified practitioners face to face, on the telephone or via Skype.

*** BODY THERAPIES ***
Chhaya specialises in treating cancer patients and has written her own CPD course in order to teach this specialism. She also works in the corporate environment both as an Ergonomic Assessor and as a massage therapist offering treatments such as: Seated Acupressure Massage in the Workplace, Indian Head Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage. Chhaya has worked at various exhibitions in Earls Court as well as corporate clients such AXA PPP, BT, Safeways and Chiswick Business Park.

Empowering Talking Therapies (60 - 120 minutes)
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Adults and Young People - £80 (60 minutes), £130 (90 minutes), £180 (120 minutes) - Twickenham/ Ealing Clinics, Telephone, Skype
- £120 (60 minutes), £160 (90 minutes), £210 (120 minutes) - Home Visits

Couples and Families - £160 (90 minutes), £200 (120 minutes) - Twickenham / Ealing Clinics
- £210 (90 minutes), £250 (120 minutes) - Home Visits

Clinical Supervision for Trainee Practitioners - £60 (60 minutes), £100 (120 minutes) - Twickenham / Ealing Clinics, Telephone, Skype

Clinical Supervision for Qualified Practitioners - £90 (60 minutes), £150 (120 minutes) - Twickenham / Ealing Clinics, Telephone, Skype

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*** EMPOWERING THERAPIES SPECIAL OFFER UNTIL MAY 2019 ***

50% DISCOUNT FOR ADULT CLIENTS WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) WANTING TRAUMA-FOCUSSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (TF-CBT). SESSIONS WILL BE RECORDED. FACE TO FACE SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN TWICKENHAM OR EALING, WEST LONDON. SKYPE / TELEPHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE

Please text PTSD 2018 with your name to 07979 854 450 to take up this offer

The above offer is for adult clients only and is conditional to meeting the terms below:

• First time clients only

• One offer per customer

• No cash value

• Appointment must be within 2 weeks of sending initial text message enquiry

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*** SUPERVISION OFFER ***

30% DISCOUNT FOR TRAINEES AND QUALIFIED COUNSELLORS. FACE TO FACE SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN TWICKENHAM OR EALING, WEST LONDON. SKYPE OR TELEPHONE SESSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE

Please text SUP 2018 with your name to 07979 854 450 to take up this offer

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Chhaya brings a fresh and enthusiastic cultural approach to her therapies, placing great emphasis on client and practitioner care. She draws extensively from her wide experience of mental health alongside body therapies to provide a holistic understanding of each client. She helps clients to work through traumatic events that may be causing them distress using EMDR, TF-CBT, EFT or Mindfulness approaches. She also helps identify painful areas in the clients' bodies and work out causes and symptoms in order to resolve underlying issues that may be referring pain. Chhaya's knowledge of the human body is underpinned by her teaching experience in various body therapies up to examination level. She enables clients to find ways of coping with the distress and letting it go, whether physical, mental or emotional in a gentle way. Chhaya works bilingually in Gujarati and English


*** Psychological Therapies ***
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Emotional Freedom Technique
Life Coach
Psychotherapy

* Ealing or Twickenham clinics - 60 minutes (£80) 90 minutes (£130) 120 minutes (£180)
* Home visits - 60 minutes (£120) 90 minutes (£160) 120 minutes (£200)

Couples Counselling or Family Therapy
* Ealing or Twickenham clinics - 90 minutes (£160) 120 minutes (£200)
* Home visits - 90 minutes (£210) 120 minutes (£250)

*** Body Treatments ***
Aromatherapy
Deep Tissue Massage
Holistic Massage
Lymphatic Drainage
Pregnancy Massage
Sports / Remedial Massage
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Hopi Ear Candles
Indian Head Massage
Reiki
Reflexology

* Ealing or Twickenham clinics - 60 minutes (£80) 90 minutes (£130) 120 minutes (£180)
* Home Visits - 60 minutes (£100) 90 minutes (£150) 120 minutes (£200)

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Acupressure In Person Please Call
Aromatherapy In Person £80 per 60 minutes
Massage Therapy In Person £80 per 60 minutes
Reflexology In Person £80 per 60 minutes
Reiki In Person £80 per 60 minutes
Counselling In Person £80 per 50 minutes
Counselling Skype/Telephone £80 per 50 minutes
Craniosacral Therapy In Person £80 per 60 minutes
Emotional Freedom Technique In Person £80 per 50 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £80 per 50 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skype/Telephone £80 per 60 minutes
Manual Lymphatic Drainage In Person £80 per 60 minutes
Indian Head Massage In Person £80 per 60 minutes
Life Coaching In Person £80 per 60 minutes
Life Coaching Skype/Telephone £80 per 60 minutes
Abdominal Sacral Massage In Person Please Call
Tension and Trauma Releasing In Person Please Call

Additional Rate Information

Our empowering talking therapies include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT), Rewind Technique and Psychotherapy to work with trauma including PTSD and abuse, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and phobias. Check out the special offers currently available. Cost of empowering therapies for Adults and Young People are £80 for 60 minutes, £130 for 90 minutes, £180 for 120 minutes for face to face in Ealing or Twickenham in West London, skype or telephone sessions. Home visits cost £120 for 60 minutes, £160 for 90 minutes, £210 for 120 minutes. Cost of empowering therapies for Couples, Families are £160 for 90 minutes, £200 for 120 minutes for face to face sessions. Home visits cost £210 for 90 minutes, £250 for 120 minutes. Clinical Supervision charges for Trainee Practitioners are £60 for 60 minutes, £100 for 120 minutes for face to face, skype or telephone sessions. Clinical Supervision charges for Qualified Practitioners are £90 for 60 minutes, £150 for 120 minutes for face to face, skype or telephone sessions. We also offer: Deep Tissue Massage; Holistic Massage; Pregnancy Massage; Sports Massage; Hopi Ear Candles and Massage for Cancer Survivors in Ealing and Twickenham, West London and cost £80 for 60 minutes, £130 for 90 minutes, £180 for 120 minutes. Home visit fees for body therapies: £100 for 60 minutes, £150 for 90 minutes, £200 for 120 minutes. Please see website www.soothingtouchacademy.co.uk or call 07979 854450 for further details. ......................................................................... ***** EMPOWERING THERAPIES SPECIAL OFFER UNTIL MAY 2019 **** 50% DISCOUNT FOR ADULT CLIENTS WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) WANTING TRAUMA-FOCUSSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (TF-CBT) . SESSIONS WILL BE RECORDED. FACE TO FACE SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN TWICKENHAM OR EALING, WEST LONDON. SKYPE / TELEPHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE Please text PTSD 2018 with your name to 07979 854 450 to take up this offer The above offer is for adult clients only and is conditional to meeting the terms below: • First time clients only • One offer per customer • No cash value • Appointment must be within 2 weeks of sending initial text message enquiry ***** SUPERVISION OFFER ***** 30% DISCOUNT FOR TRAINEES AND QUALIFIED COUNSELLORS. FACE TO FACE SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN TWICKENHAM OR EALING, WEST LONDON. SKYPE OR TELEPHONE SESSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE Please text SUP 2018 with your name to 07979 854 450 to take up this offer ***** NEW COUNSELLING AND LIFE COACHING CLIENTS ***** For new counselling and life coaching clients only - We offer the first three sessions for the price of two. This offer is available face to face at our clinic in Ealing, West London or by telephone and Skype for national and international clients. Sessions are charged at the full price and cannot be used with any other offer ***** LIFE COACHING OFFER ***** Many counselling and life coaching clients choose to pay for block bookings. We offer six sessions for the price of five. This offer is available face to face at one of our clinics in Twickenham or Ealing, West London or by telephone and Skype for national and international clients. Sessions are charged at the full price and cannot be used with any other offer