Genuine testimonials from people who were helped with weight loss with The Thrive Programme or Hypnotherapy

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


I just wanted to say thank you so much Cara for taking me through the Thrive programme recently. Although I have only recently completed the course, my weight problems seem just a distant memory and I now look forward to everything in life with positivity.
I was very sceptical about whether or not these courses could help me but I’m so glad I made the effort to contact you as I found the whole process really relaxing and enjoyable.

The weight is still coming off easily and my whole outlook on life has changed for the better. I know my success has been down to my effort but the way you took me through the information and made me understand my self as a person has been an invaluable experience. If there are areas of your life with which you are struggling and you REALLY want to change for the better, then Thrive is a must.

Jason, 41, weight loss client, lost over a stone in 5 weeksthe thrive programme


I still amaze myself at how in control I am… My clothes are much looser and I feel so much better about myself and my ability to reach my target. I don’t think I have ever been so focused, I don’t even think that’s the right word as I just don’t think about food anymore unless I am hungry or planning a meal. It no longer dominates my thoughts which is brilliant! I am still in awe of myself and giving lots of pats on the back!!

Sarah 45, Weight loss clientthe thrive programme


I initially sought out Cara to help me overcome my weight problem and issues with food-I’d been through a very bad year, and my comfort eating had taken on a whole new level. My life felt like it was spiralling out of control and I was sabotaging my own efforts to reign it back in. Although I had been thinking about seeking help for some time, when my relationship almost fell apart too I knew I had to take action now.

Cara immediately made me feel at ease, and once we started discussing symptoms, not only did I realise the full extent of my anxieties, but I was assured in my own mind that I had made the absolute right decision. Within a couple of weeks, food stopped holding any power over me, and bit by bit I started to handle everyday stresses with more confidence.

At times it hasn’t been an easy journey, but it has been worth every second. I feel a lightness in my spirit, and know my body will follow suit! I feel a happiness that permeates my whole being, and for the first time, have a positive attitude towards the future! I have more focus and clarity of mind, and little niggles that would have once had me panicking are now dealt with with ease.

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about my future, and my life from here on out. I left Cara with a huge smile on my lips and literally a spring in my step, and that’s how I intend to approach all that life has in store for me from now on. This feeling is priceless, and its all thanks to Cara’s guidance that I’m feeling this way. Not only have the sessions helped me to this stage, but knowing that I set my feet on the path to wellness by first admitting I needed help and then seeking it out is actually quite empowering!

Thank you so much Cara, for bringing out the best in me that’s been hiding all these years! A whole page of thank you’s would just about cover how grateful I am!

Louise, 34, treated for weight lossthe thrive programme

 quotes_66 I can’t express how much better I feel and it has been both a privilege and a pleasure to have got to this point with your help. I feel as though I can be the best version of me now if that makes sense? I won’t hesitate to recommend you in future and feel free to quote me on that!

I know that I can do whatever I put my mind to now (climbing Everest, not so much!) and the present AND the future  is no longer something to be feared or endured but to be embraced with open arms and a firm foundation. The only downside is that I won’t get to see you on a weekly basis anymore cos you are ace you are

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Laura, 46, help for low self esteem and weight loss


I came to Cara as I was having trouble losing weight. I had tried every diet and finally found one that was working but something was holding me back from making it a success. At my first session with Cara I knew I had made the right decision. I found out those problems I had been struggling with for years (such as anger, headaches, stress and depression) could all be related to the same thing.

I was pretty relieved I had found Cara but also very sceptical of whether it would actually work for me, after all I had tried counselling and different therapies before. Well it has. I can’t believe what a weight has been lifted from me and how lucky I am that I found Cara and she was able to sort me out. I feel much better in my relationship with my husband, but the real change for me is my relationship with food. This need to fill myself with food has gone. I also feel calmer overall.

Before I would snap at the smallest thing as my stress levels were always so high. This wasn’t good for my personal relationships but also affected my relationships with work mates. I feel more confident now at work as a result. Cara was so supportive, positive and caring throughout my time with her I can’t thank her enough for getting me through to the end. I feel reborn and so excited about what the future will bring.

Alison, 37, treated for weight lossthe thrive programme

 quotes_66Thank you Cara, you have given me, me back!

For as long as I can remember I have felt different, I haven’t quite fitted in. I have had very strong emotional feelings about myself, a self loathing. I sometimes used to feel a cloud hanging over me it affected my life, my relationships, my confidence, in fact everything.

But now I feel FREE!

I feel in control of my everyday feelings and those negative feeling which always came to destroy me or my diet. I don’t put myself down anymore and if I feel any negative thoughts I can soon get rid of them and take control.

It’s a funny feeling, light, happy, airy, clear and it feels wonderful. I never want to go back to that dark place again.

Cara, thank you for all your kindness. I always felt I could trust you and felt complety relaxed in your hands. You have a great sense of humour and know how to put people at their ease. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anyone who needs your expertise.

Glad I have finished my therapy but going to miss our chats, you’re a lovely person! Thank you!

Lindsay, 40, treated for weight loss, binge eating and low self esteemthe thrive programme

quotes_66I can’t believe what a change you have made to my life. I feel so good and I am shopping and have spent so much money on lovely clothes. Thank you so much…

Kerry, 27, treated for weight loss and low self esteemthe thrive programme


Just wanted to say thank you for all you have helped with, for the first time in my life I feel in control of my eating and a lot more confident in myself that I can reach my goal. I am sleeping better and not worrying so much about (things).

Maggie, 73, weight loss with Thrivethe thrive programme

 Weight loss Testimonials at the Rickmansworth Thrive Programme Clinic