My role as a therapist is to provide support, advice and techniques to help you achieve your goals in a safe, non-judgemental environment where you feel comfortable to share your problems.
The more actively involved you are and willing to participate during treatment the more successful therapy will be. Being committed to the treatment plan will help you build self-confidence and you will benefit quicker and more powerfully from cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy.
Mindfulness-Based Therapies including MBCT and MBSR have been scientifically shown to be an effective complement to a wide variety of medical and psychological conditions including:
- Sleep Disctubances
Alexander James CBH MBCT
As the symptoms of anxiety can vary considerably from person to person treatment plans are always tailored specifically to an individual's needs.
Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It is based on the idea that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are all interconnected and that negative thoughts and feelings can leave you trapped in a vicious cycle. CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from the past.
In addition to the very strong research supporting the use of CBT for a wide range of conditions, such as anxiety, there is now good evidence to suggest that when hypnotherapy is combined with CBT the resulting treatment is significantly more effective than CBT alone.
Cognitive and behavioural approaches are at the forefront of modern hypnotherapy. Behavioural hypnotherapy helps clients change their habits and behaviours by conceptualising their problems using CBT methods and then using hypnosis to embed these positive changes. Cognitive hypnotherapy works in a very similar way but focuses on the thoughts and beliefs associated with behaviour, challenging unhelpful thoughts and then using hypnotherapy to help clients change their beliefs and think differently about things on a more subconscious level. Both are highly evidence-based, backed by empirical research and focus on an open and collaborative relationship between therapist and client.
Initial Consultation (Zoom/telephone) - Free for 30 minutes.
Fees are discussed with clients during the Initial Consultation.
I offer a 20% discount for frontline workers, students and those on Universal Credit.
Payment methods include Bank Transfers, Chip & PIN and Contactless.
Assessment sessions last for about an hour. Individual Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness-based therapy sessions last between 1 to 1.5 hours. My approach to therapy centres on teaching clients strategies to help them overcome their issues - these include meditations, psychoeducation, hypnotherapy and coping strategies. Sufficient time is also set aside for clients to talk abut the different issues that may come up between session without any pressure or time constraints.
A minimum of 24 hours' notice to be given when re-arranging or cancelling an appointment, otherwise the full cost of the session will be payable. Exceptions will of course be made for emergencies.
The client's right to confidentiality is absolutely essential to any form of talking therapy. All personal data and therapy records will be kept within the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018.
"I highly recommend The Mindful Therapist. I went to see Alex for 5 sessions to help me overcome the stress and anxiety of speaking in front of large numbers of people. I have been doing my job for many years and over time have been promoted to senior roles. This took me from presenting to a small group, around the table, to standing up in front of 2000 people and the Board of Directors. I work for a start-up company owned by a large UK company with a very well known UK brand. Public speaking was not my strongest quality, in fact it scared me to the point I would stutter, shake and overall feel embarrassed forgetting that my knowledge and experience was what put me there in the first place. The sessions and exercises helped me overcome these feelings and put into perspective why I was feeling the way I was and how I could manage these feelings in the given situations. With practise I managed to overcome my anxiety and continue to manage how I react to these feeling and grow more confident each time. I can’t thank him enough for his help and continue to enjoy my meditation practise not only for professional purposes but also for “time out” in my day-to-day life."
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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.