Overcome Anxiety

I use an evidence-based combination of hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and mindfulness to help you develop the psychological skills to overcome your anxiety

Learn to control your anxiety

As many as 1 in 5 of us suffer from anxiety or depression (ONS, 2013).

Anxiety takes many forms.

Do you:

  • 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?
  • Have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, as your mind is filled with worry?

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. 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 hypnotherapy, applied relaxation, mindfulness and CBT techniques to help you break this cycle and overcome your anxiety.  Hypnosis can provide immediate relief by helping you relax and I will teach you how to relax quickly when you need to.  CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) tools, combined with hypnosis, help you understand and change the unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are the underlying cause of your anxiety.  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), Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and Register for Evidence-based Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (REBHP) and am bound to their stringent Codes of Ethics.  

For some hints and tips on managing stress anxiety, take a look at my blog:

5 ways to reduce stress

Spring clean your thinking

“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)

My Approach

I use a combination of hypnosis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to help you deal with your problems. Read more about hypnotherapy, CBT and mindfulness.

quick and effective

I use a combination of CBT and hypnotherapy, which is proven to be quicker and more effective than CBT alone

My approach incorporates techniques based on the latest scientific evidence


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

collaborative

I work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for you and your lifestyle


evidence-based

My approach incorporates techniques based on the latest scientific evidence

Confidential, ethical & professional

I am a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, and Register for Evidence-based Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists, 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.”

About Me

Mimi Fakhri BSc Dip. CBH GQHP

I’m a fully qualified cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, with a background in psychology.

I am passionate about prioritising our mental and physical well-being and providing people with the tools and skills to help them help themselves. My aim is that you become your own therapist, not reliant on me.

I’m a specialist in relaxation, resilience and stress management. 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), Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and Register for Evidence-based Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (REBHP) 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 hypnotherapy could help you, I offer a free, no-strings 15 minute telephone consultation.

Clinic Locations


I run clinics in Kingston and New Malden. Please contact either myself or the clinics for more on times and availability.

Kingston:
Kingston Natural Health Centre


31 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6ND

0208 549 8000

www.kingstonnaturalhealth.com


New Malden:
The Aston Clinic


26 Kingston Road, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3LS

0208 942 3148

www.astonclinic.co.uk

Find out more or book a free 15 minute consultation

0203 868 6393

Call me for a chat, email me at mimi@relaxedmindtherapy.co.uk or get in touch using the form below.

Find out more or book a free 15 minute consultation