ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Alex a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher living in Wimbledon. I am passionate about well-being and run a practice based on kindness, compassion, empathy and integrity. Using the most evidence-based methods in psychotherapy I help clients reduce and manage their levels of anxiety whether they are experiencing general anxiety, performance anxiety or a very specific anxiety.

I teach Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to clients who are prone to recurrent depression and high levels of stress. Both programmes combine mindfulness techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and gentle yoga, with elements from cognitive therapy to help break negative thought patterns and reduce stress.

I work with clients to help them overcome habits and addictions and my bespoke STOP IN-7 Smoking Cessation programme offers clients the best chance to not only quit the habit but more importantly make sure they stay a non-smoker.

At the beginning of the COVID outbreak I partnered with Slee Parish, an advanced nurse practitioner at a London NHS Trust, to create NHS In Mind, a free platform containing easy-to-access interventions to help NHS staff alleviate and combat high anxiety, panic and fatigue. The resources included tutorial videos, Mindfulness Meditations, Breathing Exercises and Hypnoses all accessible via YouTube links to ensure frontline staff had the tools they needed at their fingertips at any point during the day.

The website was well received and gained support from numerous NHS Trusts forming part of their well-being package for staff alongside free membership to Headspace. The story was covered by LBC and followed by live interviews and coverage on, BBC News, ITV, The Metro and other major news outlets. We were then was invited to create a similar platform for NSPCC's workforce which is currently being considered for a workplace well-being award.

Before my journey into Mindfulness practice and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy I worked in the music industry as a songwriter and record producer. Music and creativity have always been and remain a very important part of my life - please visit the MINIM (Mindfulness In Music) page for more information about the work I do within the industry. Recreationally I enjoy Yoga, Travel, Cooking and walking my Golden Retriever Madison.

Qualifications:

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapist - Level 1 (British Mindfulness Institute)

Professional Training in The Applied Use of Mindfulness for 7-11 Year Olds (British Mindfulness Institute)

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy - training approved by the British Psychological Society)

Diploma in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Additional Workshops & Certification:

Smoking Cessation Masterclass

Evidence-Based Approaches to Trauma & PTSD: Trauma-focused CBT

Treating Low Self-Esteem

Evidence-Based Approaches to Changing Addictive Behaviours (Substance, Gambling & Sex)

Stress Management and Resilience Building

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy for Insomnia

Treating Panic Attacks and Panic Disorders

DBS - Basic Certificate

Memberships:

Registered Hypnotherapist within the General Hypnotherapy Register 

Registered Hypnotherapist within the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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The Merton Directory

The Mindful Therapist

28 Woodlands

Raynes Park

London, SW20 9JF

t: 07709427393

e: alex@themindfultherapist.co

Mon - Fri: 7am - 10pm

​​Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday:  9am - 6pm

 

Consultation by appointment only

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