Thrive FAQs


Ask for help today and book a consultation chat in Cambridge.

You are welcome to have your Thrive FAQs Cambridge answered as to how The Thrive Programme courses will work for you. Below are some answers in helping you to manage your expectations, and to understand the help The Thrive Programme can provide.

Who can The Thrive Programme help?

The Thrive Programme courses are suited to anyone who is willing to help themselves. The workbooks are made accessible to all, and it is easy to call upon the help of a Consultant, like myself, to work through it with. Anxiety, phobias, emetophobia, depression, weight-related issues, sexual problems, compulsive behaviours, chronic fatigue, stress management, anger problems and social anxiety are just some of the many issues that people have successfully overcome with The Thrive Programme.

It is NOT therapy – regardless of whether or not you have tried previous treatments or therapies, or if you are seeking help for the first time, it is never too late to learn something new!

How does it work and how is it successful?

The Thrive Programme is a highly successful psychological training programme which concentrates on building the three core psychological strengths;

  • Putting you back in control
  • Building your self-esteem
  • Reducing your social anxiety

You will learn how to keep these balanced, which will enable you to conquer any negative belief or symptom. Problems seem less daunting when you have belief in your resources to deal with them effectively, and once resilience is firmly in place, you will worry less about external events, challenges and changes. After all, we are the product of our own thinking!

In addition, you will learn more about what makes you tick, and how your personality and thinking styles make you who you are today and influence your symptoms or problems. Once you have this knowledge and understand exactly how you got yourself to the place you are in, you feel empowered to get yourself out!

Why do I need face to face sessions if I already have the workbook?

The Thrive Programme course is a ‘doing’ course, requiring effort and commitment. The workbook is designed to be studied, and with practical application, once it is done, it stays done! Overcoming any psychological, emotional and physical problem requires persistent and continuous effort, and the guidance and encouragement of working through any of the versions of The Thrive Programme workbooks with a specially trained consultant can be extremely beneficial. Consultants, like myself, can share additional knowledge, case studies, and insights beyond the information included in the workbooks, to best help you in your understanding and application of the techniques.

What do sessions involve?

The Thrive Programme is NOT therapy – you’re relationship with me will be much the same as a relationship with a personal trainer. Working through The Thrive Programme is an active learning process. I act with positive encouragement, engaging your own ideas to help progress your understanding. Sessions are informal and relaxed, making it easier to fully immerse yourself in your commitment to the Programme, and to build trust and confidentiality in an ethical working relationship.

Under my guidance as your Thrive Programme Consultant, you will develop self-awareness, self-efficacy, and ultimately feel empowered and supported in your journey.

My time is not only limited to scheduled sessions; you can call upon me between appointments for advice, clarification, or some encouragement for carrying out weekly Thrive homework activities.

The Programme will be tailored to suit you, whereby providing anecdotal references to aid understanding is relevant. It is also important that we progress at a steady pace suited to you, as to move through chapters too quickly may be unhelpful.

How will I remember everything?

All sessions are accompanied by the information in the workbook, and you will refer to your own copy during those sessions. The information contained is extensive and will be supplemented with discussion and learning during sessions. Activities, exercises and actions are to be completed in between sessions as homework, and we will recap on behavioural insights learned from these.

How many sessions does the course include?

Up to eight sessions are required to cover the majority of courses methodically. Often scheduled weekly, the sessions are tailored depending on the workbook used, and an agreed intervention plan will be discussed during an initial consultation.

When will I start to see improvements?

Most clients start to see immediate improvement, as the very beginnings of seeking help and starting to make changes, allow the individual to feel more powerful. This potential, however, does require a willingness to change, and commitment to the Programme. Internal effort is often increased shortly thereafter, as the more internally powerful you feel, the more determined you will be. The more effort you dedicate to the Programme, the more you will get from it.

How is The Thrive Programme different to other psychological treatments or therapies?

The Thrive Programme is a unique, stand alone, positive psychological Programme, and is successful without the addition of other therapies.


The appeal of therapies such as Hypnotherapy, including suggestion therapy, are entirely understandable, as people who feel powerless often search for an easy resolve for their anxieties, symptoms, and problems. Applied Positive Hypnotherapy is a specialist type of suggestion therapy congruent with the principles of The Thrive Programme. The application of hypnosis aids relaxation, offering a comfortable environment susceptible for reducing anxiety and allowing change, but without the addition of substantial insight or solid foundations in new thinking, any lasting affect may only be for the short term. Without permanent change, there is the possibility of eventually reverting back to previous unhelpful thinking, especially if the individual is not focused on empowerment.

Counselling, CBT, NLP

This may also be the case for Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) for example, whereby the client may be more dependent upon the therapist ‘to do something to them’, which works counterproductively toward the client gaining empowerment for themselves. Empathic talking therapies may allow the client time to ‘offload’ and talk through their problems, seemingly lessening the control those issues have over their lives, but without a lasting change in perspective, it is difficult to maintain resolution.

Therapies which focus on discussing the client’s childhood usually relate the past to their current unhappiness, and may concentrate on resolving previous traumas in attempt to help today’s issues.

The Thrive Programme however, has discovered through extensive research into memory, clear indication that our past is simply not relevant in addressing the formation of current problems and symptoms. It is hugely beneficial to take a very different approach; instead focusing on your present and future for successful symptom resolve.

Although the aforementioned interactive therapies may well facilitate changes in behaviour, there are limitations to therapies that are driven solely by techniques. Unlike The Thrive Programme which focuses on the importance of full cognitive comprehension prior to techniques and proactivity, other therapies that offer techniques alone, run the risk of achieving only partial or temporary success.

Methods which mainly deal with controlling negative thoughts, rather than significantly altering the belief systems from where those thoughts originate, are unlikely to bring about permanent change.

Clients often approach The Thrive Programme, having already tried these therapies and methods previously, to little or no avail. If you have experience of psychological disorders and associated symptoms, it is likely you believe your choices are limited and you are stuck with your current symptoms, worries, illness, lack of success, or just your life in general. Like most people, you probably feel as though you are powerless to change your situation. There is plenty of research that shows this is exactly what the majority of people who are phobic, anxious, depressed, over-weight, stressed or ill believe (for example, Abrahamsson et al., 2002; Edwards et al., 2007; Walters and Charles, 1997; and Seaman and Lewis, 1995). However, although you – and millions of other people like you – believe this, you are actually wrong in your assumptions. You actually DO have the power to change your situation and to Thrive: you have just never been given the skills to do so.


If you are ready to commit time and effort to learn the skills to Thrive, ask for help today and book a consultation chat in Cambridge.

Comments are closed