Bijal Shah is a bibliotherapist, counsellor and author. She is the founder of Book Therapy, which offers individual, couple’s and group bibliotherapy, literary curation and personalised reading services as well as bibliotherapy training. Bijal’s book recommendations have featured in the Guardian, Marie Claire, NBC News, Asian Voice and various other publications. She’s a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and the American Library Association. She is also the author of the non-fiction books, "The Happiness Mindset”, published in 2014 and Bibliotherapy: The Healing Power of Reading due to be published in on 15th February 2024, currently available for pre-order.

Bijal has also completed a post-graduate diploma in counselling, in addition to a post-graduate professional accountancy qualification and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Warwick. She previously worked in Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital. She’s a mother of two and currently resides in Hampstead, London with her husband.