Stop Panic Attacks

I use evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you overcome your panic attacks and reclaim your life

Stop panic attacks

At best, panic attacks are deeply unpleasant. At worst, they can be terrifying. It can feel as if you losing your control of your body or your mind.  The fear of having another panic attack can start to rule your life.

Panic attacks take many forms.   Typically, they are sudden rushes of fear or discomfort, including one or more of the following:

  • shaking, trembling or sweating; chills or hot flushes
  • a pounding heart
  • tingles or pins and needles
  • feeling nauseous or as if you are about to be sick
  • feeling dizzy or light headed. It may even feel as if you are going to faint
  • feeling short of breath, as if your throat is tight or as if you are gasping for air
  • chest pain or a tight chest
  • blurry vision
  • feeling as if things are unreal (people sometimes describe it as if the rest of the world is like a movie rather than real), or feeling like your senses are heightened
  • feel that you might lose control of your bladder or bowels
  • like your mind is racing and you can't think straight - it may even feel like you are starting to go crazy

Some of these symptoms can understandably be very scary, and it may feel as if something really bad is going to happen.

You may know what triggers your panic attacks, or it may feel as if they come out of the blue. Either way, the fear of having another panic attack can lead to further problems as you begin to avoid anything you think might trigger them.  People I work with often describe how, even if they haven't had panic attack for a while, the fear of having another attack adds another layer of anxiety and worry.

But there is hope...

    There is strong evidence that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help with *panic attacks.  We will work together to unpick the reasons behind your panic attacks.  We will identify and help you overcome specific fears or worries relating to your panic.  Most importantly, you will learn the skills to get back to doing the things you want to be doing.

    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.

    *panic disorder; panic attacks due to other anxiety disorders such as phobias or social anxiety.  We may need to rule out other potential causes of your symptoms such as medication.

    "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 cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy and mindfulness to help you deal with your problems. Read more about CBT, hypnotherapy 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

    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 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."

    About Me

    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.

    Clinic Locations


    I run clinics in Kingston and New Malden. Please contact me for more detail on times and availability. I also offer online sessions

    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