Learn to control your anxiety
As many as 1 in 5 of us suffer from anxiety or depression (ONS, 2013).
Anxiety takes many forms.
- Avoid or dread social situations, because you worry what other people may be thinking?
- Have a specific fear or phobia, which is causing you distress or difficulty?
- Suffer from panic attacks?
- Find your mind is filled with worry?
- Have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep?
If so, I can help.
Symptoms of anxiety include feelings of panic, fear or unease; a racing heart or palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, a tight feeling or “knot” in your chest. You might notice you worry a lot, perhaps about one thing in particular, or maybe about all kinds of things. You may even be worried about how much you worry! Anxiety can also lead to trouble concentrating and sleeping.
Often, the fear of anxiety itself means you increasingly avoid situations which may cause it, making the problem worse and making your world feel smaller and even more scary. I will work with you to identify the factors which fuel the vicious cycle of your anxiety.
I use a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, applied relaxation and mindfulness to help you break this cycle and overcome your anxiety. CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) helps you understand and change the unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are the underlying cause of your anxiety. Often, hypnosis or other relaxation techniques can provide immediate relief by helping you relax and I will teach you how to relax quickly when you need to. I will help you learn the tools and techniques to manage your anxiety for yourself in the long-term, finding out what works for you, rather than taking a “one size fits all” approach.
I use an evidence-based approach, which means I keep up to date with the latest research and my approach is based on the best up to date evidence. I’m registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and am a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and am bound to their stringent Codes of Ethics.
For some hints and tips on managing stress and anxiety, take a look at my blog:
"I can't thank you enough .... it feels like a weight has been lifted. You have made such an impact and I'm really grateful" (Anon, New Malden, April '18)
I use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy and mindfulness to help you deal with your problems. Read more about hypnotherapy, CBT and mindfulness.
quick and effective
My approach is based on evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) - a short-term therapy designed to help you quickly learn skills to manage your anxiety and mood
Teaching you to help yourself
My goal is to help you develop the tools to help yourself - not become tied into a long-term therapy programme
I work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for you and your lifestyle
My approach incorporates techniques based on the latest scientific evidence
Confidential, ethical & professional
I am accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR), am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and am bound by their Codes of Ethics
Free initial consultation
Finding someone you feel comfortable working with is the most important thing. Please contact me for a free, no strings 15 minute phone consultation to find out how I can help
"Therapy should never be "one size fits all". I take time to get to know you and understand your goals. We will work together to design a treatment plan which fits around you and your life."
Mimi Fakhri BSc Dip. CBH GQHP
I am passionate about helping people who struggle with anxiety, worry or stress to reclaim their lives. I do this using a mixture of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), hypnosis and other evidence-based techniques (such as mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), matching the evidence about what works to your individual needs and preferences.
I want you to learn useful tools and skills that help you to help yourself. My aim is that you become your own therapist, not reliant on me.
I worked for over 15 years in corporate business, so I understand first hand the pressures of a fast-paced, pressure-filled environment and the difficulties of juggling this with family life.
I have an evidence-based philosophy, which means I believe you have the right to treatment which is based on sound scientific research. This means I keep up to date with the latest scientific research and my approach is based on the best up to date evidence.
I'm registered with with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and am a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABC), and am bound to their stringent Codes of Ethics.
It’s really important that you work with someone you feel comfortable with, so please feel free to call me for a chat so you can get a feel for how I could help (or, if you prefer, send me a message).
To find out more about whether cognitive behavioural therapy or hypnotherapy could help you, I offer a free, no-strings 15 minute telephone or Zoom consultation.
Kingston: Kingston Natural Health Centre
31 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6ND
0208 549 8000
New Malden: The Aston Clinic
26 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3LS
0208 942 3148
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