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Mia M Malama

Mia M Malama

Hypnotherapist in Luton

Don't be alone with your challenges, it is time to take care of your mental health and wellbeing and I am here for you. Sometimes "just talking" is enough, for example, grief counselling though I usually recommend a more structured therapy approach. My help is very much available not just in the UK but online globally too.

I provide, as broadly listed below, highly confidential and effective services both online, from the comfort of your own home, as well as in-person, where possible. Modes of services: in-person, Skype, Duo, Zoom, WhatsApp call, video or texting. Face to face sessions can be arranged in London.

Besides the qualifications, I have personally experiences of mental health problems in the past. I had some traumatic experiences in my childhood and have experienced anxiety disorder and depression. This has helped me better understand my clients' experiences and in choosing the best techniques to help them. I have been received a lot positive feedback on this from my clients

I have a lot of experience working with people from different countries and cultural backgrounds.

Online counselling and therapy are very flexible and time-efficient options as you get these services in the comfort of your own home or in a location where you have internet access and a computer or mobile phone. Getting help, promptly, which is flexible and that can be scheduled around other commitments you have is very important when you go through certain life challenges. As a counsellor and therapist, I recognise and take this seriously which is why I am offering online sessions at short notice including evenings and weekends. Sometimes it may just need a couple of sessions to get you back on the track and of course in other situations, a bit more time may need to be devoted as the best way forward.

My contact email: mia@miamcounsellingandtherapy.com

Check also my website: Miamcounsellingandtherapy.com

Background & Qualifications

I am a qualified and dedicated Counsellor, Cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) and Hypnotherapist. I am an accredited Member of National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred.) and a registrant member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS), UK.

I also have a lot of experience outside the therapy room including academia and teacher education. I have a Masters degree in Theology and hold a PhD in Behavioural Sciences -Education major (University of Helsinki, Finland).

I am eager and continuously study to develop and enhance my skills so that I am always helping my clients better. I have regular supervisions and attend various professional training to keep my knowledge and skills up to date and constant development.

My Specialisms

Anxiety disorders (GAD, phobias, eating disorders, panic disorder), OCD, depression, relationship problems.

I offer:
-Counselling for individuals and couples
-Integrative therapy using different therapeutic approaches
-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
-Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)
-Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (CBH)
-EAP (Employee Assistance Program) counselling and therapy services.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I offer my clients resources to read and as well as exercises they can also do between sessions to gain skills for well-being and bring about permanent change. I am eager to educate my clients about the approaches I use to make myself not needed anymore and help my clients to gain transferrable skills to flourish in their lives.

Integrative therapy is the most common type of therapy that integrates different therapeutic approaches and techniques tailoring them to suit your specific challenges. It embraces the uniqueness of every client. Usually there is one main approach during the process, for example Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and then different kinds of other approaches and techniques are combined to this main approach.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) teaches people how to overcome past, present and future problems by focusing on and changing presently unhealthy beliefs. CBT helps people to develop an approach to life that can increase their wellbeing in many areas of life. For example, in the UK, CBT is used extensively for many mental health problems by the NHS and recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence).

Rational emotive behavioural therapy (REBT) is one form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It offers a therapeutic structure helping the client to achieve long lasting emotional and behavioural change. REBT helps you to overcome your challenges and implement healthy and realistic thinking and behaviour in your life. Even later on, the client can then apply this approach into all areas of their life which they find challenging.

Hypnotherapy can deepen the CBT process and thus help clients make the desired changes in their life. It is a safe and natural way of using our inner resources to reorganise our thoughts and behaviours. The process is based on your willingness and motivation. There are absolutely no side effects of hypnotherapy. You can then also learn how to use self-hypnosis techniques, for example to relieve stress and anxiety.

UK NHS website explains hypnosis as follows: "Hypnotherapy uses a deep relaxed state and goal-directed suggestions to help you towards your agreed goals, for example when you want to quit certain habit. You are fully in control under hypnosis and you don't have to take on any of the therapist's suggestions if you don't want to. You can bring yourself out of the state during the hypnosis if you need. Hypnosis doesn't work if you don't want to be hypnotised."

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Hypnotherapy In Person Please Call
Hypnotherapy Online/Telephone £75 per 50 minutes
Psychotherapy In Person Please Call
Psychotherapy Online/Telephone £75 per 50 minutes
Counselling In Person Please Call
Counselling Online/Telephone £75 per 50 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person Please Call
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Online/Telephone £75 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Also longer sessions possible, call and ask!

Testimonials

Poppy on 19/03/2021

"Mia is an excellent therapist who really helped me through a difficult time in my life. I was suffering from anxiety and was very nervous about going into therapy for the first time, but Mia was warm and welcoming and put me at ease straight away. Mia was organised and professional so I always knew where the focus of the sessions would be, and during each session I felt she was compassionate and kind. I am much happier and healthier now and I cannot recommend Mia enough! "