Therapy for Addictions:
Genuine testimonials from the Rickmansworth Clinic

psychotherapist in rickmansworthWhat Cara’s  clients said about their experience of therapy for Addictions at the Rickmansworth Thrive Programme Clinic, near Harefield, Hemel Hempstead, Chorleywood, Ruislip, Denham and Harrow

All testimonials have all been reproduced with their kind permission


I just thought I would give you an update now it is 6 weeks since I saw you. I am still not smoking and really have not desired one either. In actual fact it has impressed my friends so much that they want your contact details for themselves. Next step is to get fit and I have just joined a Gym. The master plan is now in full swing. Anyway thanks again for what seems like an excellent therapy session

Nick, 52, Stop smoking client

I started working through the Thrive programme with Cara as I hoped it would help me. At the time I considered myself to be a reasonably content person, with a drinking issue. It completely changed the way I now think about things, including realising that I don’t actually have a drink problem! I now feel as though I have a weight lifted off my shoulders, the Thrive Programme taught me just how many unhelpful and limiting thoughts I was carrying around in my head! The best thing is that it is so easy to read, uncomplicated and accessible. The quizzes helped me understand so much about my thinking, and the actions (exercises) built up my confidence and gave me a real understanding of how to gain perspective, something I had lost! My heartfelt thanks to Cara for her warmth and her thoughtful challenges, she enabled me to ‘get it’ really quickly!

Mel, 63, help for alcohol issues

When I came to you earlier this year, in an attempt to address “my (so called) issues”, I did so a little sceptically, as I had previously visited other counsellors, with little, limited, or no success.I do know that I am armed with the tools to confidently deal with the everyday situations/issues that my work/home life may throw at me. I know now that as long as I continue to Thrive (works hard & believe in myself), I know that I will continue to have the great life that I want.  

Alex, 42, help for cocaine issues

Well I can’t believe how easy it has been not to have a cigarette…I am feeling very proud of myself well done me!! I am so glad I came to see you.

Sasha, 44 , Stop smoking client

When I contacted Cara, I was at yet another ‘rock-bottom’ in my life. I had allowed my life to spiral out of control fuelled by serious heavy drinking. I believed I had never been a confident person. On meeting Cara, I immediately felt that she was a person I could trust and work with. Near the end of my treatment, during a session, I had an experience that I still find very difficult to explain. What I do know is that all the negative feelings and beliefs I had before stopped. It was a life-changing experience for me. Although I had approached Cara for help with my drink problem, a whole host of other detritus affecting me disappeared from my outlook on life. I can’t thank Cara enough for what she did for me.

Matthew, 43, Treated for alcohol abuse

…you will be pleased to know I have not touched a cigarette since our session…That’s 7 weeks today! You were right, you have to want to do it, and put effort in but actually it’s got easier as the weeks have gone by. The real test was when I have had a few drinks and my inhibitions go out the window but I have a strong belief I am not addicted so what’s the point? I am a non-smoker and proud!

Thank you for making me see sense, I really enjoyed the session and highly recommend it.

Caroline, stop smoking client

Just thought I would let you know that all is going well and I have not had a cigarette since our session, although I have killed eight people (Joke)

Garry, 48, hypnotherapy for stopping smoking

Since I saw you I’ve had quite a busy, stressful time but I’ve still not smoked, so what you did is even more impressive. Thanks so much – I’m amazed at the effect the hypnotherapy had and really appreciated your approach and support

Jemma, 35, treated for smoking

I just want to say ”thank you” Cara. I haven’t even felt like wanting to smoke a cigarette plus there were a couple of tough days as well. All i did was walk away from the problem and returned later on. Usually i’d have smoked myself stupid in getting the matter resolved. It’s just getting used to doing the things i usually did but without smoking ….easy peasy lemon squeezy..!!

Ian, 45, treated for stopping smoking.

I saw you 3 weeks ago today and I just wanted to say thank you, I haven’t touched a cigarette and I have no intention of doing so. Thank you so much for helping me.

Alison, 22, treated for smoking

Since I saw you I’ve had quite a busy, stressful time but I’ve still not smoked, so what you did is even more impressive. Thanks so much – I’m amazed at the effect the hypnotherapy had and really appreciated your approach and support

Jemma, 35, treated for stop smoking



Booking your free initial consultation couldn’t be easier.

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Therapy for addictions  Rickmansworth clinic, near Harefield, Hemel Hempstead, Chorleywood, Ruislip, Denham

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