"Alex developed NSPCC inMind to support NSPCC staff and volunteers with their well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic through developing tailor-made mindfulness tools and resources. On a personal level I've been interested in mindfulness for years, but I've never heard anyone explain it to me so simply and with such passion and insight, plus back it up with the tools to make it so accessible and easy to apply to every day life! Alex is so humble about his skill which makes him easy to connect with and a pleasure to work with and talk to - the ingredients for a truly life-changing therapist. I'd highly recommend Alex's introduction to mindfulness course for anyone looking to dip their toe in to mindfulness and it's benefits.."
Lianne Smith - NSPCC - Google
"I've just completed the 8 week mindfulness and Meditation course and I am absolutely grateful to Alex for the whole experience. The 8 weeks allowd me to build a solid foundation and awareness as to the benefits of meditation. They say that the key to learning anythinng is to have a great teacher and that is exactly what I found with Alex (he's exceptional). His weekly onboarding of new techniques meant that I wasn't overwhlemed, and was able to utilise the learnings over the next week before building on them in the next meeting. The teaching enabled me to feel the positive effects from day 1. One of the most powerful elements was having someone to meditate with live (in each class) which allowed me to ask questions without a fear of judgement right after. I can hand on heart say the 8 weeks has totally game changed me and the way I deal with anxiety, stress and most importantly how I live in the presence with my family. I wanted to invest time into meditation, and I know that I was able to truly embrace because of the stewardship and guidance of Alex."
Matt Miller - Google
"I can not recommend Alex and his services more. I tried so many different ways of giving up smoking and nothing helped me succeed except Alex’s method. His 7 step process is truly a life saver. The many attempts I made to quit and failing was beginning to really depress me. Alex’s method has worked from inside out rather than using a patch or tablet. His method did something to my mind which changed the way I think about myself and smoking. I can proudly say I haven’t touched, craved or touched a cigarette. It’s a distant memory. Thank you so much Alex. You truly have given me my life back. If there’s a heaven, it’s where you belong."
s s (client requested anonymity), London - Google
"When I approached Alex I was struggling with constant negative thinking, anxiety and depression. Over the eight week mindfullness based CBT course he provides, he taught me how to deal with my negative thinking in a much more efficient and constructive way, using various forms of meditation, talking therapy and yoga techniques. Each session lasted around two hours and was undertaken at his private residence, which was a very calming and comfortable environment. Alex was always extremely welcoming, highly professional and completely attentive. Every session I attended was of great benefit to me. I cannot thank Alex enough for helping me and I now look forward to dealing with my own issues and day to day life with a much more positive and healthy approach. I highly recommend Alex to anyone with depression, anxiety or addiction issues."
Wilson Amazzri - Google
"Having just completed an 8 week mindfulness course with Alex, I can now confidently handle my anxious and depressive moods, which have become less frequent and less severe.
I have made a great deal of progress in just 8 weeks and I couldn't have done it without Alex. I am calmer, more immersed in the present moment, and more connected with and aware of my emotions. I now have the tools to take a step out of the turbulent emotional and psychological processes we so often find ourselves blindly victim to, and gain a sense of space, perspective, and relief. With continued practice of the mindfulness and meditation techniques that Alex has taught me, I know I will continue to improve.
Alex was always calm, positive, humorous, non-judgemental and ever so wise. The environment he has created for therapy sessions is relaxed and welcoming, and he has a clear passion for and dedication to his work.
I would strongly recommend Alex to anyone suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, or any other one of the countless ills so prevalent in our society."
George Moore - Google
"I have always suffered with poor sleep, over thinking, worry and generally being a bit neurotic. I started a new job which is very demanding and mentally draining and coupled with my ‘difficulties’ as described, things eventually reached a breaking point. I felt mentally exhausted, fragmented and like I was losing my sense of self and my mind. I realised I needed some help with my mental health and a friend told me about mindfulness based therapy, so I did some research and came across The Mindful Therapist. I read the website and this was very helpful and clear and provided me with a good understanding of what the Mindful Therapist was about and what to expect. After 7 weeks of weekly therapy I am a different person. With Alex’s treatment I have now understood my anxiety, how I was sustaining it and most importantly, how to change and overcome this, and to continue feeling well and happy. Alex is so passionate about his work, he is warm, caring, compassionate and his commitment and energy to my treatment and to me as an individual was unfaltering. He was patient and held hope for me when I couldn’t see it for myself, then gave me that gift back when he knew I was ready. I will always be so grateful and humbled that Alex helped me to change my life and the opportunity for me to learn so much about myself and understand myself and make huge positive changes, that have touched all areas of my life as a result, in such a profound way."
Clare Burfield - Google
"I completed the 8 weeks mindfulness based cognitive behaviour therapy course with Alexander James after my initial assessment with him. I have suffered from a couple of periods of depression in the past, gone through cognitive behaviour therapy, and counselling which helped. I also took anti-depressants on the advice of my GP when I was last diagnosed with depression and gradually stopped taking them after 1 year. A few months ago, the black cloud over my head was back, possibly triggered and aggravated by work and the perimenopause. I didn’t want to go back on anti-depressants or go through more cognitive behaviour therapy – Even though it really helped me get back on my feet previously, I felt it was more like a plaster on a sore rather than a longer-term help for me. Alexander James takes a bespoke approach and puts you at ease very quickly. His treatment through the mindfulness based cognitive behaviour therapy has given me an invaluable toolkit to manage every day life. I feel calmer, stronger, and better equipped to face the black cloud should it come back. I am very grateful to be able to put this into practice for a healthier and more peaceful life. Thank you Alexander James."
G. Dior - Trustpilot
"A really well presented, paced & thought through workshop. The meditation & mindfulness concepts were approached with some good humour & in an easy going fashion. I went away feeling much better & positive about changing how I perceive issues in my life."
Stefan Kondziela - Google
What a wonderful experience it's been the Discover mindfulness Workshop! Although l was not completely new to the practice and the theories behind mindfulness participating it's been very beneficial for me. I particularly appreciated Alex's approach, a mix of theories and practical tips to break down each aspect of what a daily mindfulness practice should look like. A down-to-earth attitude with a few laughters along the way that made everyone feel welcome and empowered to give it a go. Highly recommended!"
Gabriella Ferrante - Google
"I attended Alex’s Mindfulness workshop in December 2019. It came at a good point in my life, when I was aware that I needed to address my anxiety, and I felt strongly that mindfulness was a good place to start. The workshop was nicely constructed, with a good balance of well-presented, interesting and relevant information and some time for us all to have a go at some mindful meditation as a group (a body scan). Alex is immediately likeable, calm, knowledgable and reassuring and delivered the workshop well. We left with some written tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into everyday life and also some access to some audible meditations. I learnt a lot from this 2 hour workshop, as did my husband (initially a reluctant attendee) and we continue to use the tools and information we gained. Thank you Alex!"
Sally Cross - Google
"I had a hypnotherapy session with Alex to help me stop smoking and it was absolutely amazing. Alex made me feel at ease very quickly and held the space so brilliantly that I felt very comfortable sharing my problems with him. Not only was session was incredible effective but the support in the run up to the session and following was second to none. I found the process challenging in the moment but it actually made giving up smoking incredibly easy and I am proud to say I have been a non smoker now for over 2 months and I’ve not been tempted once. You can tell alex is passionate about his work and that really shines through, I couldn’t recommend him enough, he’s wonderful. 10 out of 10!"
Zara Miranda - Google
"Suffering from social anxiety and continuous dips in confidence, I decided to get treatment from Alexander James. Through his calmness and professionalism he successfully treated me for my anxiety. He followed this on with a Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. This really helped me deal with my other concerns. I now see life from a different perspective, more calmer, confident and positive. Did I make the right decision getting this treatment? Of course I did and I can highly recommend the Mindful Therapist. I feel like a different person."
"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."
Angeles Blanco - Google
Alex (The Mindful Therapist) Helped me to overcome my irrational fear of eating and freed me of my nervous tension. Using CBT, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness we were able to work together to create new positive mental pathways which have given me a more positive outlook on life. Alex provides a clean, relaxed environment and also has a good sense of humour which really helps the process. Highly recommend!
Andrew Kinsler - Google
Alex’s meditations hit the nail on the head. My job & focus has always been on others, but he has shown me a way to find time to focus on myself through the body scans & ego strengthening techniques. Almost 3 months and going strong. Thank you
Adam Beygi - Google
COACH AT THE UK COLLEGE OF HYPNOSIS AND HYPNOTHERAPY
Alex is and has been a really supportive coach. I am currently training at the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, and Alex has gone above and beyond to support me in my journey. He has offered invaluable advice on how to work with my volunteers when completing my case studies, as well as practical help with setting up my own practice. He is caring and kind, and has a broad toolbox that he is ready to share and explain with patience and clarity.. Thank you
Juliette Massey-Smith - Google
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL HYPNOTHERAPY AND MINDFULNESS-BASED THERAPY
"Having done a bit of research and tried a few other forms of therapy, I was interested in trying mindfulness based cognitive therapy and came across Alex. The combination of hypnotherapy over the first few weeks to help to calm down with the following mindfulness training has been life changing - it's very much a case of having to put the work in, but despite having only just finished the course I can clearly notice the difference between weeks where I keep up with the practice and ones where I'm more lax. Alex himself is a really personable guy and it's enjoyable to work through it with him. It's hard work sometimes, but you get out what you put in and ultimately I feel confident now that I have a load of tools to use both on a consistent basis and as and when I need them".
Adam Byrd - Google
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL HYPNOTHERAPY AND MINDFULNESS-BASED THERAPY
"I am an A&E Consultant working in a London hospital and found Alex through the NHS in Mind website he built at the beginning of the pandemic. I had been using those resources a little to help manage stress but as the pressures increased at work I found I spent most of my days and evenings feeling on edge, irritable and my sleep became a problem too. After realising I couldn’t continue like this, I contacted Alex and we started 4 weeks of Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy followed by an 8 week Mindfulness training programme. After completing the 12 week course of therapy I am happy to say that this experience has honestly changed my life! Not only has the stress now gone but I have learnt new perspectives and skills that meant I could carry on with the same role without it effecting my mental health. I have developed positive ways to respond to triggers that mean I don’t feel stressed, I have so much more awareness of myself and feel I have really gained and grown as an individual too - I am even meditating once a day now which is something I never thought I would be doing. Alex was incredible, he was so kind, patient, always available if I needed him and has taught me skills and a refreshing, profound new approach to life that I can’t thank him enough for."
Rupert J - Google
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL HYPNOTHERAPY AND MINDFULNESS-BASED THERAPY
"I have been feeling the strain since Covid and the lockdowns in London. It all felt like life was just getting on top of me. I was irritable, and experincing mood swings, and losing focus on my life goals. It was a constant cycle of worry and stress and no light at the end of the tunnel. I finally made the step to break the cycle by looking for someone who would understand my concerns and actually listens to me and then provide me with a practical solution and give me the tools to prevent me from ever getting this bogged down again. After some online searching i am forever grateful to find Alex. I spent several sessions overall with Alex. Each one worthwhile and a constructive step in helping me find a balance in my life. Alex was constantly encouraging and positive, I felt as though although my own problems were personal and therefore unique to me, but his guidance was not generic it was personalised and offered to me in a way which i totally related to. Perhaps thats the secret to his success. He is every bit as professional as you would expect and clearly knowledgable in his field but more than that he is humble and modest and so his ability to put himself in my shoes and see my difficulties and then advise and suggest ways to break the old habits and create new and positive habits is what really has turned my life around. He has helped me out of my darkest times and has armed me with methods to combat negative thought patterns. Enough to not only get me back to where i wanted to be mentally but to help me find some inner happiness for a better future. Thank you Alex for your services, your time, and sharing your knowledge. I will still aim to check in over the coming years just as a mental health check up, because i know that you have my best interests at heart. And you havent let me down once. I fully believe in your abilities.."
Dr Sabba - Trust Pilot
"Alex 'The Mindful Therapist' has been providing mindfulness tools to NSPCC staff and volunteers that have been so helpful and so well received. As I'm someone who has just returned to work from being on maternity leave, his offer of support couldn't have come at a better time. I found his Road to Relaxation session so beneficial and felt thoroughly and deeply relaxed, something that I haven't felt for some time! Highly recommend."
Amy Wellings - Google
"I have recently attended the self care Q&A and Road to Relaxation guided meditation which Alex runs for staff and volunteers at the NSPCC. Alex is professional, knowledgeable and quite simply brilliant at what he does. He always offers such pragmatic advice which he delivers with empathy and compassion. Alex creates a safe and soothing environment which evokes trust and leaves you feeling renewed, uplifted and more resilient by the end of each session. Reminding us all to take time for self care in challenging times is such powerful stuff - thank you, Alex"
Liane - Trust Pilot
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.