Hello! My name is Cara and i've been helping people to overcome shyness and social anxiety since 2000

You have probably found this page because you were searching for hypnotherapy for shyness. Although I have had many years of practicing hypnotherapy, I have spent the past few years helping people with to overcome their shyness and feel much more confident using the Thrive Programme@

Why The Thrive Programme?

I believe The Thrive Programme to be THE most effective, predictable, empowering and long-lasting intervention available. It has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide to overcome their symptoms and learn how to Thrive.


About Shyness

It is perfectly natural to feel a little shy in certain situations - especially social or work situations where you are meeting people for the first time, or want to create a good impression, or where you might feel judged by other people. Many people contact me for help with shyness with hypnotherapy - it is a very common problem. Shyness is a manifestation of social anxiety - click HERE to read more.

However, shyness or feeling self conscious becomes a problem when the sufferer becomes intensely aware of themselves and everything they are doing or saying - being hyper aware of how they are behaving or how they are perceived by other people. They may then come to dread or avoid social situations or interactions as they feel them too uncomfortable or challenging.

Because of these shy feelings, people may become tongue-tied and feel like they are talking nonsense, just for the sake of saying something. Or perhaps, they may not speak at all - for fear of saying something that might sound stupid. They feel like they just can't relax and be themselves because they are so worried about what the other person is thinking.

Shyness is just one of the symptoms of social anxiety or social phobia, which is a fear of any situation where the sufferer is likely to feel embarassed, humiliated or judged - for example; dinner parties, public speaking, interviews, appearing in court, singing and stuttering.
Associated symptoms include sensitivity to criticism, negative self image, fear of rejection, difficulty in being assertive and feelings of inferiority. Basically any situation in life where you might feel embarrassed, on the spot, judged, silly out of control etc.

Feeling Shy at Work

Many people feel shy at work in situations such as meetings, giving presentations ('performance anxiety'), performance reviews, networking events or shyness making phone calls. Often the more pressure or importance attached to these situations, the more shy one can feel. Likewise, shyness is also associated with the perceived superiority of the person you are interacting with - the more powerful or important they seem - the more intimidated or shy one becomes.

Feeling Shy with the Opposite Sex / Feeling Shy on Dates

Meeting new potential partners can often be daunting. If you are keen to find love or romance, feeling shy with the opposite sex can be a real hurdle. Especially if you really like them and you don't want to blow it! This extra pressure you put on yourself will increase your anxiety and  can lead to feeling tongue-tied, lost for words or a sense of frustration that you and this other person could really hit it off - if only you could open up and be yourself so they could get to know the real you.

Lucy, 26, treated for shyness at work.

Since the (last) session I can honestly say it feels like a large weight has been lifted and I have been feeling much more confident and happy. For the first time in a long while my first thought isn't 'I can't do that' or to feel terrified at doing something outside my small comfort zone. Which is a huge difference. Thank you very much for all of your help



Anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, fears, weight, vaginismus, addictions, stress, Rickmansworth and Aylesbury,Watford, Northwood, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Ruislip, London Chesham, Amersham, Ruislip Northwood, Tring, Berkhamstead, Chorleywood

You CAN overcome your shyness. Here's how...


Treatment for Shyness | The Thrive Programme in hypnotherapy shyness rickmansworthRickmansworth, Aylesbury and via Zoom.


I can teach you how to feel completely in control of your thoughts and feelings - no longer feeling powerless in situations where previously you felt judged or awkward in front of others. We would work on improving your self esteem and changing you beliefs about yourself in these situations. I will prove to you that no matter how long you've had your social anxiety or low self esteem, it can be hugely improved in just a couple of weeks....and it can stay that way!

What is The Thrive Programme?

It is an easy-to-follow yet extremely effective psychological training programme to overcome mental health problems and learn to thrive. You will learn how to significantly improve your thoughts, emotions and beliefs so you can feel back in control and symptom-free.

You will develop robust mental health, high, stable self-esteem and self-confidence and be able to make the most of life whilst knowing you can cope when it gets tough.

How does it work?

Over 6 weekly, one-to-one sessions, I will teach how all you need in order to reach your goals. The sessions can be done either in person in my offices or via video conferencing such as Skype or Zoom.

A completely different approach!

The Thrive Programme® is a totally fresh approach to achieving lasting mental well-being. If you have previously tried other interventions or therapies that have not worked for you (as is the case with most of the clients I see), please be reassured that The Thrive Programme is completely different to any other kind of intervention available for mental well-being. The Programme is unique.....and it works.