Shila Desai

Trained in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions

Shila Desai

Family and Systemic Psychotherapist / Supervisor

Senior Clinician & Trainer

NVR Association (NVRA) Accredited Practitioner and Supervisor

Shila is a Social Worker and Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and Supervisor and has over 25 years’ experience. She has worked extensively as a clinician, supervisor and trainer across looked after services for children and families and in community and inpatient settings across CAMHS, adult mental health and perinatal services. Shila has a lifelong interest in learning and educating and has contributed as a trainer for many years both with PartnershipProjects UK and with Birmingham Systemic Training. She is passionate about connections and hope in relationships and has learnt from both her professional and personal life what it is to keep going and to speak out.

“One of the things I am interested in is how we hold onto what is dear in our hearts, that helps us thrive and love such as family, arts, nature, our relationships,  and also how we overcome hurt, pain, suffering and that these are dual aspects of life itself. It is in this interface that we can draw on the principles of NVR that act as a guiding light. That is how I see NVR and all its wonderful methods, that we are not alone, that we do not impose, that we sit-with and resist and in the silent presence things emerge and grow, like the offerings from the great oak tree, or the touch of the sun rays”