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 bowel syndrome) symptoms. She would also spend quite a lot of time thinking and worrying about events from the past. With support from her mum, six weeks on she is a changed person – she is happy, relaxed and resilient.

Using her knowledge from the Thrive Programme, Keira is able to control her thinking to create the kind of day she wants to have – she chooses to feel happy. Her self esteem has sky-rocketed and she has the skills and resources to maintain those positive beliefs in herself. Here is her video:

YoungMinds, the children’s mental health charity, estimates nearly one million children between the ages of 5 to 15 now have mental health problems such as depression and anxiety and the numbers look set to keep on rising.

If you would like to find out more about overcoming symptoms and anxiety in Children,  Click here to find out how the Thrive Programme can help.