Testimonials for clients who had help for intrusive thoughts and OCD symptoms at the Rickmansworth Thrive Clinic

All testimonials have all been reproduced with their kind permission

Serving the areas of Amersham, Harefield, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Slough

help for intrusive thoughts

I would never have thought I would be one of those people writing a testimonial and here i am doing just that! I came to Cara feeling like it was my last chance to try and overcome my intrusive thoughts..that i could never alter my thinking in anyway. Just another limiting belief really! Cara explains things in a very easy to understand way and hits the nail on the head every time. It’s not about the intrusive thoughts..it’s about the mental processes that create these in the first place!

Cara taught me to build the belief ” I will not fear my own thinking and I can control my thoughts”. Thrive taught me to build my strong beliefs and my strong foundations. When Cara tells you, you won’t create these thoughts when your foundations are strong you have to believe her as hard as it seems at the time. I did and i am now back to living the life I lived before but now a lot happier. Thank you Cara!

Lydia, 35, had help for intrusive thoughts

help for intrusive thoughts

Just to say once again thank you so much for all your help, I am doing really well and life could not be better.  (Thrive) really worked, for me just knowing that I am in control of my thoughts has empowered me to deal and have control about having anxieties about harming my child. I used to live on the edge asking myself why I was having these thoughts and hence giving meaning to them, now I know I am in control and I know they have no meaning to me.

Cara is such an easy person to speak to and is non judgemental, when I had my first meeting I knew she would be right for me as she I could see that she was really interested in my getting better, I would recommend anyone.

Valerie, 32, treated for sexual and violent intrusive thoughts

help for intrusive thoughts

Just a little message to thank you for everything Cara, its been so good find such a fantastic therapy and coupled with a fantastic person who doesn’t make you feel judged whilst you are judging yourself! I really do feel great and very happy about the future now.

Sammy, 31, treated for sexual intrusive thoughts

help for intrusive thoughts

 I was a 17-year old having real problems with anxiety and obsessive thoughts about violence etc, that even though I felt wasn’t within my capabilities, still frightened me. Over a year later, I would like to say the biggest thank you for your help in given my normal life back, at a time where I didn’t know what was happening to me. At the worse times, the thing that kept me going was looking forward to the appointments I
had, in the belief that you would give me greater courage, and it worked every time…

It has benefited my life so much to be able to rid myself of these anxieties. Where I used to avoid awkward social situations, such as being on my own with someone whom I don’t really know, I now feel so much more confident. My self-confidence has gone through the roof, and friends have commented recently about how I seem to come more out of my shell, something I have found difficult ever since I was a small child.

The past year has seen many good things happen to me, but writing this email to both you and Rob (Kelly) is up there in terms of giving me the greatest satisfaction. The words above inadequately describe how eternally grateful I am for what you’ve done.

Richard, 18, treated for negative obsessive thoughts and social anxiety

help for intrusive thoughts

…I initially consulted with Cara for just this issue however I also was battling with anxiety, OCD and panic attacks. The THRIVE programme and Cara’s brilliant consultations helped me overcome all of these issues I have been experiencing for a very long time. I feel like a different person now & I cannot thank Cara enough for everything she has done for me or should I say everything she has helped me do for myself!
Her genuine care through the entire programme was amazing and I could not help but feel teary when she hugged me goodbye. Every penny spent and every minute spent was worth it and I will continue referring to Thrive for the rest of my life. Meeting with Cara and taking part in the THRIVE programme has really made me learn much more about myself, things I never knew before. I now feel like I can overcome anything.
Thank you SO much for all of your help Cara, feel like a little butterfly let loose!

Hannah, 21, consulting for Obsessive Compulsive disorder and sexual problems


* Some names have been changed to preserve anonymity

help for intrusive thoughts and OCD symptoms at the Rickmansworth Thrive Clinic