Mr Felix Economakis

Mr Felix Economakis

BA (HONS), DIPL.PSYCH., MSC., PG.DIPL.PSYCHOL., DIPL.HYP., PG.DIPL.HYP., BSCH, BPS, HPC, CPYSCHOL

Psychology

Video consultation
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Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“My session for ARFID was completely life changing, for 19 years my diet has been extremely limited, and I was unable to try any new foods due to the anxiety that caused me. However now, because of my one session this has completely changed. It has been just over a week since my session took place and, in that time, I have tried twenty new foods and felt completely stress free whilst doing so. I even went to a new restaurant with friends and was able to order something I had never tried before, with no alterations to the dish - which was a first for me! I am amazed with the progress I am making everyday, as this was an outcome I could never have imagined for myself. I could not be where I am now without Felix’s help, and I cannot thank him enough!“
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Registered with

  • Health Care and Professional Council: PYL03731
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £140.00

    Practices worked at

    The Health Therapies

    27 Avenue Mansions 499 Finchley Road, London, United Kingdom, NW3 7AX
    2 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:00 - 17:00
    Tue
    09:00 - 17:00
    Wed
    09:00 - 17:00
    Thu
    09:00 - 17:00
    Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sun
    09:00 - 17:00

    About

    Felix Economakis is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, author and clinical hypnotist currently practising in the UK.

    Mr Economakis also holds a master practitioner in NLP and has successfully treated hundreds of clients who have not benefited from previous therapies. He has a passion for studying many therapeutic approaches and then in combining the therapies studied to produce rapid and powerful interventions for a range of conditions. He specialises in fast and effective treatments that work particularly well for all forms of anxiety (worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, performance anxiety, insomnia and OCD for example), and has appeared in three BBC programmes, and the German TV channel ProSieben, demonstrating rapid therapy for extreme phobias and hoarding. He is also the most prolific practitioner for the treatment of Selective Eating Disorder (SED) / Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) in the world today, having treated close to 3,000 adults and children at the time of writing, mostly within one-session using an integration of approaches.

    Felix Economakis is registered with all the main healthcare insurers and is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Health Professions Council, the Society of Brief Strategic Therapy and the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

     

     

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
    • Clinical hypnosis
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Systemic Therapy
     
    • Anxiety (worry, panic attacks, social and performance anxiety, OCD)
    • Depression (reactive depression, general low mood, negative self-talk, feeling helpless and hopeless, low self-worth and self-esteem)
    • Traumas (all forms of PTSD)
    • Relationship conflicts
    • Eating Disorders (comfort eating, bad relationship to food, SED, bulimia)
    • Changing behaviours (getting motivated, losing weight, stopping smoking, stopping addictions)
    • Phobias (all types of phobias including food phobia, social phobia and agoraphobia)
     
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    Procedures

    • Eating Disorders
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Phobias
    • Anxiety Disorder
    • Chronic Pain
    • Low Self-Esteem
    • Panic Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Stress
    • Trauma/Complex Trauma
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    Education

    Professional Memberships

    British Psychological Society

    The Health Professions Council

    The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

     
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Eating Disorders
    3/24
    Phobias
    1/24
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My session for ARFID was completely life changing, for 19 years my diet has been extremely limited, and I was unable to try any new foods due to the anxiety that caused me. However now, because of my one session this has completely changed. It has been just over a week since my session took place and, in that time, I have tried twenty new foods and felt completely stress free whilst doing so. I even went to a new restaurant with friends and was able to order something I had never tried before, with no alterations to the dish - which was a first for me! I am amazed with the progress I am making everyday, as this was an outcome I could never have imagined for myself. I could not be where I am now without Felix’s help, and I cannot thank him enough!
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    Felix Economakis

    Great work and thank you for taking the time to review. Keep up the excellent progress. Best wishes

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Dr. Economakis is amazing. My daughter has had ARFID all of her 18 years. His approach is unique and successful. Significant changes happened for her on the first day immediately after the session. I highly recommend him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Saw Felix regarding zoophobia (mostly dogs but other animals too) - during the session I wasn't sure if it would work. He asked me to go to a nearby park to try it out and I did pet a dog but thought that it might have been just a one off since it was a controlled environment. That was a month ago and now I've had time to notice that it did indeed work. I can't believe how much the quality of my life improved - I don't need to cross the street if a dog is heading in my direction anymore, I don't need to be aware of all of the animals around me at all times and most importantly I don't feel that physical fear in my stomach anymore every time a dog is close to me. I only wish I did this sooner.
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    Felix Economakis

    thank you for your feedback and delighted to hear of your progress. Kind regards Felix

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    The ARFID therapy was really useful and I wish that I had known about it years ago.
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    Felix Economakis

    Thank you very much. Most appreciated!

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Felix was very knowledgeable, kind and understood the root of the problem I have had since a child. He tailored the session to my life and examples that I could relate to and after a relaxing and informative session it felt like the fear around trying new food had been removed.I have since tried 12 new foods, a few of which I almost certainly couldn't have touched before the therapy - fried egg for example. I am still hesitant with some foods, but believe this is not due to fear of taste, texture or other associated fears I had before, but more perhaps a worry that something might be too spicy or fatty for me to enjoy. I will continue to work on trying these foods however to see what I can tolerate, I'm sure I will be able to get used to things. But rest assured, Felix's therapy has opened up a lot of new food-related opportunities for me.Many thanks.
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    Felix Economakis

    Thank you for your feedback and sorry for the belated reply. Still figuring out how to navigate on this site!

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    I had ARFID for all my life as i remember , couldn't taste any new food and constantly having my own meal.It was really bothering me in my personnal life, sentimental life and work life. After my session with Felix i was able to try avocados, tomatos, philadelphia cheese, grappes and pomegranate at the end of the therapie. After that i was able to try cheeseburger, mozzarella stick and salsa sauce and a slice of pizza all of that in the same day ! It really changed my life i still try new foods daily and will continue for now on. Felix is really professionnal and know how to make you confortable during the session. Many thanks again Felix for what you did for me !
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    Felix Economakis

    thank you for taking the time to feedback. Kind regards

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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I had the most amazing experience! I didn’t believe it would work I was very unconvinced..but I walked away with my fear taken away from me and my life has completely changed I can’t thank him enough I will forever be grateful.
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    Felix Economakis

    My pleasure. Kind regards

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I am writing to thank and recommend Dr. Economakis for his research into and treatment of Selective Eating Disorders (SED). I am the mother of a client whose disorder began over 30 years ago. My son started eliminating foods from his diet at the age of 4. At the time, I thought he was just being fussy, as so many children can be. When it became clear to me that it was something more than that, I sought help for my son. I took him to any number of professionals – dentists, an oral surgeon, doctors, psychologists, counselors – and none of them would go past me to help him. It was always implied that I was being overly concerned and that he’d outgrow his problem. Well, he did not. As he went through school, he became more introverted and less likely to socialize. His diet was atrocious. It was tough to watch him suffer. We did the best we could to deal with it and devised our own coping mechanisms. Had he been a teenaged girl, I believe someone might have offered to help. In the meantime, my son finished university, went into the work force but still did not socialize much. He again tried a couple of counselors and nothing helped. When he told me he’d learned about Felix Economakis, I did some research and suggested he might as well just give it a try. After one session, I asked my son how it had gone. He said he didn’t notice any difference; however, I began to notice that the content of his conversations was changing. His attitude was different. Next thing I knew, he was asking how to cook different things, chatting about foods he’d tried and so on. He lives overseas so I couldn’t really see him in action, but when I did visit him, I was amazed at the things her was eating and the change in his demeanor and outlook. Not only was he eating better, he was losing weight (from the lack of an almost all pizza diet), doing new things, dating. I was amazed and am gratified that someone finally was able to help. I wish it hadn’t taken so long – almost 30 years. No mother wants to see her child suffer, even if the child is pushing 40! What is more, I never realized how much my son’s situation had affected me, but it’s not about me, after all. I’m just happy my son is happy. I don’t know exactly how Dr. Economakis does it, but he works wonders. I am beyond thankful to him for what he’s done. If you suffer from SED, or if you know someone who does, please contact Dr. Economakis.
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    Felix Economakis

    Glad to hear about your son's progress. Best wishes

    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    although expensive it is highly worth the price as I have tried to eat healthy for almost 17 years without any movement forward. however 2 hours face to face with felix and he has helped me with that amazingly, before the session id never have thought of eating such things as pineapple and tangerines, but now I havve already eaten a few tangerines and more other foods that taste great and I couldn't be more thankful and I would encourage anybody to attend a meeting with felix and make a weekend out of it
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    (5/5)
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    It’s been a week since my Skype session with Felix, and all I can say is: what a life changing event! I am not gonna lie; I was a little skeptical when I first heard about him, and watched the first video of people trying new foods right after the session. Well I took my time, researched a little more, read testimonials and watched more and more videos… Finally decided to schedule the session because I was just fed up and so frustrated! I had seen other therapists, no success. I’ve had SED since I was around 3 years old, and couldn’t eat any veggies or most fruits. The crunchy texture was just too much for me. Couldn’t do it. The fact of only having “unsafe food” on my plate would make me feel really anxious. If by accident I felt a piece of something unknown in my mouth while chewing, immediate gagging, having to spit everything out. Just really embarrassing, especially in social events, friends reunions, and restaurants. Not to mention the health factor. I just used to get really concerned that I was missing out on a lot of nutrients and vitamins. Let me tell you: it works like magic! Felix is an outstanding therapist, and I am absolutely thrilled with the results! His wisdom, experience and unique approach made the difference. He knows what he is doing, no BS! Absolutely an amazing professional, with a beautiful and precious human side too! He knew more about me, and how I felt, than my therapist that I had been seeing for 6 months. Right at the end of the session, I tried fruits and veggies I’ve never had before!!! My husband and I couldn’t believe it! I didn’t love everything right away, but just the fact that I was able to actually try it, meant the world to me. This past week I’ve been trying/eating at least one new fruit/veggie a day. Again, not in love with anything in particular yet, as everything is still a little weird to my taste buds. I am taking my time, moving at my own pace, there’s no rush! Words cannot describe how happy I am! It’s so liberating! Felix, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for your amazing work! Thank you for making a difference in people’s lives!
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