Habits are behaviours that develop over time. There are a lot of habits that can be beneficial like exercising daily, healthy eating and good sleep hygiene. However, sometimes unwanted, bad habits set in as well as other negative behaviours including:

  • Hair pulling

  • Skin picking

  • Nail biting

  • Stuttering
  • Smoking/vaping

  • Teeth grinding

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Unwanted habits can be hard to break as the more they are repeated, the more they become ingrained in the psyche. I use well-evidenced techniques such as Habit Reversal Training (HRT) to help clients break the cycle of bad habits and get back to a normal healthy lifestyle. HRT works by installing ‘counter-habits’ or 'competing responses’ and is highly effective with an average of 90% reduction in the frequency of the habit following a single two hour session. In addition I use hypnotherapy at the end of the session to reinforce these new positive behaviours.

Alexander James CBH MBCT

Please do not hesitate to call or email me for a free initial consultation to discuss how best I can help you.

Please see my Stop Smoking page for more information on how to become a healthy, happy non-smoker.

Alcohol Moderation

There is nothing wrong with an occasional glass of wine after work but when a glass turns into a bottle every night our relationship with alcohol can take a turn for the worse. Binge and heavy drinking can create a multitude of health, social, and emotional problems, not the least of which is alcohol dependence and the potential for alcohol addiction. 

I help clients moderate their alcohol consumption by working collaboratively to uncover and address the triggers behind their excessive drinking. I use CBT and Mindfulness Techniques and Hypnotherapy to help clients spot the negative thought patterns and early warning signs which lead to this unwanted behaviour. Once established I teach coping strategies to make the choices that follow these thoughts more positive and healthy moving forwards. In addition I use a wide variety of hypnotherapy techniques to help embed these new positive beliefs and behaviours deep in the psyche.

I also help clients moderate and eliminate recreational drug usegambling, shopping and sugar addiction.

Alexander James is a Mindfulness-Based Therapist and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist helping clients overcome addictions, stress and anxiety disorders.

Appointments are available at various clinics across Central London including:

1 Harley Street, Bank, Canary Wharf, Notting Hill, Wimbledon and outside London at the Cowdray Therapy Rooms in West Sussex.

I also offer home visits and Online consultations.

Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.

The Mindful Therapist

1 Harley Street


London, W1G 9QD

t: 07709427393

e: alex@themindfultherapist.co

Mon - Fri: 7am - 10pm

​​Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday:  9am - 6pm

Consultation by appointment only

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