Reduce stress

I use an evidence-based combination of hypnosis, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) techniques and mindfulness to help you develop the psychological skills to manage stress in your life

Learn how to manage the stress in your life

Stress can affect how you think, feel and behave.  Stress feels different for everyone, but common signs include problems sleeping, loss of appetite, headaches, muscle pain or tension and irritability.  It can be difficult to concentrate or think clearly, and even simple things can feel overwhelming.  Left unresolved, stress can lead to anxiety, depression and long-term physical health problems.

If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you are not alone.  A recent survey (Mental Health Foundation, May ’18) found that three in every four people in the UK have been so stressed in the last year that they have felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

A little stress can be useful to help us perform better, but all too often stress can tip over into being unhelpful and distressing.  There’s an evolutionary reason for this: humans evolved to seek out threats to keep us safe and when we sense threat, we release hormones to help us react faster.  This “fight or flight” response can be useful if we are in a genuinely threatening situation, but all too often “everyday” situations can stimulate our “fight or flight” response leaving our minds and bodies in a constant state of stress.

The good news is that there is plenty that can be done to combat stress.  I am passionate about prioritising our mental and physical wellbeing and believe that learning how to manage the stress of modern life is crucial.  My aim is to help you build your resilience to stress.

I use a combination of hypnotherapy, applied relaxation, CBT tools and mindfulness-based techniques to help you manage stress and build your resilience.  Hypnosis and relaxation techniques allow you to relax quickly and naturally, bringing immediate relief.  CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) tools, combined with hypnosis, can help you identify and change the unhelpful thinking patterns which contribute to stress.  Mindfulness can increase your focus and help you learn to step back from unhelpful thinking.

I will help you learn the tools and techniques to reduce and manage stress 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 and anxiety, take a look at my blog:

5 ways to reduce stress

Spring clean your thinking

Avoid stress this Christmas

“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.”

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

 

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