BACP, BPS, BABCP
Anxiety, Couples, Personality Disorders
Dr Nimmi Hutnik is a highly qualified, accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) who can help you find a greater level of well-being in your life. She has many years of experience in enabling people to become resilient in the face of stress and to flourish.
Nimmi uses the tools and techniques of classic CBT to facilitate people to manage their moods of depression and anxiety and to get through them. This means that she uses well-researched and well-known protocols for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) , Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and low mood. She treats people who suffer from Personality Disorder too.
She uses Mindfulness Meditation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help people move in the direction of their most deeply held values and to find greater fulfilment despite the obstacles they face in life. She encourages people to find the wellsprings of joy within themselves, and to learn to get into ‘flow’, which is described by the originator of the concept as a state of ecstasy). If appropriate and sought for, she will explore spiritual issues in depth with her clients.
She particularly admires the life of Jesus and she incorporates spiritual tenets and practices from contemporary Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam in her practice as well. Her unique approach to spirituality and psychotherapy encourages people to develop psychological flexibility in the face of change. If you are an atheist, agnostic or not inclined towards spirituality of any sort she will be sensitive to your beliefs and work within your particular framework.
One of her clients (a middle aged Caucasian woman who suffered from debilitating depression) said this of her:
‘I wish you all the very, very best and thank you for saving my life a couple of years ago (possibly very literally) and for all the other help and strength you’ve given me. I couldn’t have wished for a nicer, better or more skilled person to see me through.’
For couple’s therapy, she uses enhanced CBT techniques and combines these with the well-known techniques of Transactional Analysis and the Person Centred Core conditions.
She also offers supervision to trainees who are on the journey towards qualification and accreditation as mental health practitioners. She does this on an individual basis and in group format.
She is available on Fridays only from 7 AM to 1 PM. So book your slot quickly!