Dr Snehal Shah is kind and approachable. She favours working with children, young people and families in a collaborative way. She believes that, in addition to helping people make sense of their internal world and what they are struggling with, it is also important to identify and build on their strengths and resourcefulness to overcome their difficulties. Dr Shah’s approach is integrative and draws on a range of therapeutic approaches to best meet the needs of the individuals and families she works with.
Dr Shah undertook her Clinical Psychology Doctorate at The University of Hertfordshire and has been qualified for over 10 years. She has experience of working with neurodiverse children, young people and adults. She also has competencies in assessment, formulation and treatment of a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Dr Shah feels passionate about social justice and inclusion and her thesis focussed on the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic Clinical Psychology Trainees. Since qualifying, Dr Shah has continued to work with the University of Hertfordshire as a visiting lecturer, and sits on the Decolonising Research Working Group and the Academic Sub-Committee.
Alongside her private practice, Dr Shah works in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHS) within the Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, where she has remained in post for over 10 years. Previously, she also worked for two years at the National Problem Gambling Clinic.
Dr Shah has completed additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Systemic approaches, and supervision.