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Jen’s battle with emetophobia and how she overcame it with The Thrive Programme

By |May 3rd, 2017|

Emetophobia is an intense fear of sick, or being sick. It is a surprisingly common symptom, and most emetophobes incorrectly believe that the phobia is impossible to resolve.

Recently, Jen successfully went through the Thrive Programme and has overcome her emetophobia. At its worst, she became bedbound and isolated herself from life. She was anorexic and […]

Overcoming Anxiety in Children – Keira shows how to do it!

By |October 19th, 2016|

I am very happy to introduce Keira to you – she is ten years old and has just completed the Thrive Programme. She was an absolute joy to work with – in this photo she is proudly wearing her Thrive rose-tinted spectacles!

Keira initially consulted with me for high anxiety levels, that manifested in IBS (irritable […]

A brilliant way to beat social anxiety in children!

By |September 12th, 2016|

The aim of the Thrive Programme is to create good self esteem – when we feel good about ourselves, we feel confident around other people. However, when we lack self belief, this often leads to anxiety, shyness and embarrassment around people – this is known as Social Anxiety.

Social anxiety can often lead to avoidance of […]

New vaginismus treatment website

By |April 11th, 2016|

I am very excited to announce the launch of my new vaginismus website: www.vaginismus-treatment.co.uk

Vaginsmus is a symptom that so many women consult me for, so I wanted it to have own dedicated website. Vaginismus is caused by the clenching of the vaginal muscles, making sex painful or impossible. Because of this, sufferers develop a fear […]

A cure for vaginismus – “Lisa” tells her story

By |January 11th, 2016|

Vaginismus is a condition whereby sex is painful or impossible due to the tightening of the vaginal muscles. Most women who come to see me for a cure for vaginismus feel hopeless and desperate and often can’t quite believe that there is a cure out there. The Thrive Programme helps women to understand exactly how they are creating the […]

Children with emetophobia: How Molly overcame her fear of sick

By |January 2nd, 2016|

Below is the video of Molly who came to see me recently for her fear of being sick (emetophobia). At its worst, the phobia stopped her leading a normal life – she had panic attacks that affecting her schooling, what she ate and drank, and would pace the floor at night, fearful of going to […]

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

By |December 30th, 2015|

Generalised Anxiety Disorder – Do you feel anxious most of the time?
So, Christmas has been and gone, and there’s no denying that it can be a stressful time of year for some people. However, as the party season draws to a close and life gets back to its normal routine, there are many people whose anxiety […]

New Video of Vicky who used The Thrive Programme to overcome her 30 year old agoraphobia and emetophobia

By |September 2nd, 2015|

Here is a video of my amazing client Vicky who has just finished a course of Thrive to overcome her agoraphobia caused by emetophobia (fear of being sick). Apart from occasional ‘safe’ trips very close to home, she has been housebound for 30 years. Over that time, she had tried most kinds of therapy to […]

New page added: Relationship Therapy

By |August 11th, 2015|

Relationship Therapy Rickmansworth
I’ve just written a new page on my website about how the Thrive Programme can help people to overcome problems in their relationships. It’s often the case that when a person feels unhappy about themselves, they are stressed, or feel out of control in their lives, this will affect their relationship too. It […]

Expect to feel uncomfortable!

By |June 30th, 2015|

The power of our mind and imagination are incredibly strong. If we expect and anticipate feeling a certain way, it greatly increases the likelihood that we will make this our reality. What we imagine become a self fulfilling prophesy and this is how many phobias and anxieties are created and maintained.

Which is why I was very […]