Phobias can be crippling. Often, other people don't realise the impact a phobia has on your life. It can feel like you are constantly on the look-out for danger, or adapting your plans so that you are less likely to have to face your fear.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy both have a long history of treating phobias and there's a huge amount of research that shows they can be extremely effective.
It may be that you think your fear is irrational ("I know the spider won't hurt me, but it still terrifies me..."). Or, you may feel your fear has a more rational basis. Either way, we will work together to understand and address your underlying fears and gradually and safely help you learn to re-evaluate them. As a result, you will develop new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that will free you from the fear and anxiety that has been holding you back.
It can sometimes be useful to combine hypnotherapy with CBT. The beauty of using hypnosis is that you can work through your fears in your imagination, a bit like a "virtual reality simulator", so you control the situation and see results quickly. This might be particularly helpful if you have a fear like fear of flying, which can be hard to practice facing in real life.
"On the flight, from first sitting down to landing, I felt very calm! Even when we went through some turbulence, I noticed it but was so relaxed it didn't bother me..."
(KL, Surrey, March '18)
I use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy and mindfulness to help you learn the skills to break from your anxiety, worry or stress. Read more about CBT, hypnotherapy and mindfulness.
quick and effective
I use evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you overcome your anxiety, worry or stress
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
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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
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"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 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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