My Approach

Mindfulness-Based Therapies


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: 


  • Anxiety

  • Chronic pain

  • Mood disorders 

  • Prevention of depressive relapse

  • Sleep disturbances 

  • Stress disorders


Please see the Mindfulness Therapies page for more information on the treatments and what to expect from sessions.  

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.

My role 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.



Initial Consultation (telephone) - Free for 30 minutes.


Fees are discussed with clients during the Initial Consultation.

Payment methods include Bank Transfers, Chip & PIN and Contactless.

Assessment Sessions


Assessment sessions usually last for about an hour. Thereafter individual Hypnotherapy sessions are for 50 minutes and Mindfulness sessions between 1 to 1.5 hours, both on a weekly basis.

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

Cancellation Policy


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.

Data Protection 


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

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 Skype consultations.

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

The Mindful Therapist

1 Harley Street


London, W1G 9QD

t: 07709427393


Mon - Fri: 7am - 10pm

​​Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday:  9am - 6pm


Consultation by appointment only

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