You may be concerned that your child isn't as happy as they otherwise could be, and wish there was something you could do to help them? If your child is lacking in confidence, it can be easy for them to create fears and insecurities when faced with challenges in their lives.

They may have social anxiety, and feel harshly judged by others, they may feel shy and unable to speak up for themselves. When children lack belief in their ability to cope with situations, this can lead to avoidance of situations, such as socialising or school itself.


Fears & Phobias • Difficult behavour
• Shyness/lack of confidence • Worry/Anxiety
• Self harm • Nailbiting
• Speech problems/stuttering • Unhappiness
• Bedwetting • Obesity
• Nightmares • Sleeping problems
• Emetophobia • Eating disorders


This is a very powerful, six session training programme that helps you and your child to really understand themselves, their beliefs and the thinking is causing their anxiety and symptoms. Once you have that insight, it can be very easy to think differently, increase self esteem, feel more in control and change old patterns of behaviour.

For children under the age of 16, it is beneficial if one or both parents be present in some or all of the sessions. This will help you to gain the understanding of why you child has the issues they have, enabling you to help and support them outside of the sessions. Very often, frustrated parents come to me not knowing how to best respond to their children’s behaviour – unfortunately some parenting styles and decisions (despite parents best efforts and intentions) can actually lead to symptoms and anxieties escalating in children.

Thrive is most effective with children over the age of 10 as they are at an age where they can understand, process and put into action what we discuss in the session. That said, bright children who are mature for their age who are under 10 can still certainly benefit.

The Thrive Programme is a life-changing psychological training programme that empowers you with the skills, insights and resources in order to take control of your life, overcome any symptoms or problems you have, and thrive! 

The pressures that children can face these days are considerable. These may be social and peer pressures – from social media for example; pressures from parents, schools and teachers especially at exam times, pressures from siblings and most significantly, pressures from them selves. They may have been bullied, or refusing to go to school. Unfortunately too, they may have experienced some form of abuse or trauma.

All of this can leave them feeling despondent, lethargic unusually quite or feeling ill, down right miserable or aggressive, completely unruly or difficult to engage.

The Thrive programme brings together scientific research and years of clinical experience to provide a 5 week course of guided learning specifically designed for younger people.

Based on the Thrive Programme principles within the main Thrive book the course is simplified and made easily accessible for younger people.

How it works

The parent/s and child/young-person will be invited to come for an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for everyone to meet and explain about their positive and not so positive aspects of their lives and the Thrive programme for Teenagers will be explained.

My role as the Licensed Thrive Consultant is to bring the programme alive for the young person so that they can gain the maximum from the programme.

If the young person would like to work with me and are supported by the parents we would book a series of appointments and begin the process as soon as we can.

I can confidently say that if the youngster works with me, and has the ongoing support from their significant adults as their new found skills develop, they will begin feel better about themselves, happier healthier and more in control of their lives within a very short space of time

If you want to know more about the Thrive Programme for children please give me a call on 07747186670 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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