About Cara

Hello there! If we work together, I'll get to know quite a lot about you, so here's a little bit of information about me...

Why do I do this job?

I really like working with people and I love helping to bring out the best in who they are. There is no better feeling than seeing the amazing turnaround in people from the start of the Thrive Programme to the end.

How did I get into doing this?  

I've always been interested in what makes us tick. This is what prompted me to choose Psychology as a degree. I didn't jump straight into helping people as a career afterwards, I did so after a variety of other jobs including software trainer and graphic design recruitment consultant.

What are my credentials?

I've been helping people to resolve their anxieties and issues since 2000, helping thousands of people. I have been been a Thrive Programme Coach ever since The Thrive Programme was first created and am proud to have been awarded the Thrive Programme Coach of the Year award in 2013. I have a degree in Psychology and over the years have studied, practiced and been a participant of many different types of therapy. These include hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP, EFT, counselling, psychotherapy, Pure Hypnoanalysis and Brief solution focused therapy – I’ve been around the therapy block a bit!

For those who like lists, here are my Professional Qualifications and Affiliations:

Accredited and Licensed Thrive Programme Coach
Psychology degree Bsc (Hons) from UEL
 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Pure Hypnoanalysis from the IAEBP
 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis from the Hypnotherapy Control Board
 Diploma in Brief Solutions Focused therapy from Uncommon Knowledge
 Diploma in Medical Hypnotherapy from The American Association of Medical Hypnotherapists

Some kind words from clients...

"She enjoys the fact she is helping you and her compassion, understanding, ease and trustworthiness is second to none"
"Cara is funny, warm, endlessly
patient, completely non-judgemental and is an absolute pleasure to spend time with"
"What a special person Cara is with a special talent and ability. Very warm, caring, humorous, patient and understanding"

Where do I work? 

The Thrive Programme lends itself very well to online sessions, which means that you can do the programme from the comfort of your own home, wherever you are in the world!

Anything else I should know about you?

I am co-author of the "Vaginismus-Free' a programme which helps women overcome this sexual condition.

What do I do outside of work?

I'm 51 years old, live just outside of London and am stepmum to two teenage children. I like to play tennis and I'm a pretty good pool player after a glass of wine. I have a kiln and when I'm feeling a little creative around the edges, I love making things out of glass. I have a very poor sense of direction and did once manage to misplace my car for three weeks...

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