Client name: Berna. Malik

Service taken: The Thrive Programme for teenagers

Initial consultation date: 15/11/15

What did you want to achieve? 

I wanted to see the world and everything in it in a positive way.

I wanted to have confidence and not care what others think of me.

I wanted to stop being shy.

What was the journey like? 

It was tough at first but after 3-4 weeks I saw a big change.

Doing the activities in the exercise book helped me.

I took in important information.

Some activities were a lot of fun and others you really had to think which was a challenge, but you get used to it.

Where are you now?

I feel confident and very proud of myself for being able to overcome being shy.

I feel a lot more confident than i was at the beginning.

The Thrive Book helped me see the change, and I AM REALLY PROUD OF MYSELF!

Client name: I. M

Service taken: The Thrive Programme

Initial consultation date: 10/10/15

What did you want to achieve?

I started the program to be a better parent to my children, by eliminating my aggressive reaction to their teenage behaviours.

I wanted to communicate with them more effectively and find the norm in dealing with issues concerning them.

What was the journey like? 

It started with self realisation of my existing belief systems, which then followed by some skepticism and rejection when I started to read the book.

When I came back to Edward through our sessions, he showed me the different perspectives I can have in dealing with matters, and made me realise how to see the under lying causes and deal with situations in bits and pieces rather than as whole.

Where are you now?

I have made great progress with identification of my thought process.

I have become more aware of my reactions.

I am habitually evaluating my belief systems.

The journey continues with guiding principals from my consultation sessions and my all time reference Thrive Book.


Client name: Mark Treherne

Service taken: The Thrive Programme

Initial consultation date: 16 October

What did you want to achieve?

Understand the cause of anxiety attacks prior to giving a talk / speech and ways to overcome

What was the journey like?

Interesting and an eye opener. Provided a reality check on my life and a snapshot picture of my behaviour. It is a simple concept but I had never stopped to consider and assess myself in light of the key issues around control. It really makes you understand how much of your life you can control and that so many things outside of your control should not be worried about.

Where are you now?

On the road to redefining behaviours and outlooks in life. Still struggle at times with inner voice and taking over / being dominant but on balance feel more in control.

Client name: Michelle. L

Service taken: The Thrive Programme

Initial consultation date: 8/10/15

What did you want to achieve? 

To restore my own self-esteem in order to help my son, who had a very low self- esteem and a whole lot of anxiety.  To begin living my life instead of just surviving it!

What was the journey like? 

Amazing and enlightening.

Where are you now?

My self-esteem is getting higher by the day!  I am living life and enjoying it.  My son now sees me with so much more confidence.  In turn he is feeling happier and less anxious.  Edward has changed both our lives


Client consulted for: panic attacks, anxiety and depression

“I initially went to see Edward to improve my confidence and my social anxiety.

We started at my early life experiences and set about changing the way my mind processed experiences in my past and day to day.

I thought the location was perfect, I always felt at ease and it was very easy access for my car.

I’ve learned to process the good things that I do everyday, instead of the negatives, I’ve learnt how to gain perspective on issues that make me stressed or anxious.

Moving forward these skills will be vital for me to push on in life and my career.

I think the program was so impressive because all topics were touched upon, so as to suggesting any improvements; just do what you do Edward.

My outlook on life and myself is much more positive now.

I now know that I am in control of my emotions.

My social anxiety is much lower now and I am thinking more internally about everything.

My current goal is to go full time with my career in performance and teaching.

I am very confident that by using the steps learnt on this course, I know I will achieve what I want in life.

The program is the first “life changing” Thrive book that has ever resonated with me, on a lot of occasions the book could have been an autobiography on the unhelpful thinking patterns that had been plaguing me for so many years, I’m now a different person… Thank you Edward.

Any point I was struggling to understand, we went through in the sessions and with repetition I can say that I’ve taken everything on board and my life is getting BETTER EVERYDAY IN EVERYWAY.

The Thrive Programme is the only course that has really resonated with me, once you pick the book up, it is very hard to put down and covered all aspects of the unhelpful thinking styles that had become so automatic in my life.

With Edward’s help, I have been able to change the way I process everything in my life and now I look forward with a new sense of optimism.

Doing this course has been one of the best decisions of my life!!”

Tom Houghton


Client consulted for: Emetophobia

What did you want to achieve?

I wanted to cure my Emetophobia and stop having long episodes of sickness following a sore throat.

Also to reduce my anxiety around other people being sick.

What was the journey like?

It was very interesting to find out what is really going on in my head and how I can make simple changes to the way that I think.

It was challenging to change some of the beliefs that I have had for many years, but definitely worth it!

The weekly sessions really helped me to consolidate the information in the Thrive book.

Where are you now?

I managed to prevent a sickness episode during the 6 week program which made me feel great and much more in control.

I never thought this program would help me in so many areas of my life.

I feel much more internal and am improving my self-esteem and social anxiety.

Thank you very much Edward!

Delyth Hurley


Consulted for: severe anxiety, panic attacks

What did you want to achieve?

I wanted to be able to deal with my anxiety and deal with it effectively.

What was the journey like?

It was a real eye opener and I realised that I wasn’t suffering from anxiety but creating it myself with my low self esteem and belief systems. I was the sole reason for feeling the way I was feeling. I am so relieved that I decided to embark on this journey and I know that I will reap the benefits in the long run. Now that the sessions are over I have to continue on this journey using what I have learnt.

Where are you now?

I am in a much better place and I am effectively dealing with my low self esteem and belief system. I now know that this is a journey and not something that is just going to disappear overnight and it’s something that I have to continue working on. I have to work on my list of achievements so that I can focus on the positives instead of the negatives.

I found your website, an effective tool to find out what services you offered and it was an eye opener around the different services available

Shirleen Keane


Consulted for: anxiety, fears and depression

What did you want to achieve?

I was walking around feeling quite lost with the world, always looking at the negatives.

I wanted to feel happy, confident, to just find my spark back.

What was the journey like?

At first It was a realisation as to how unhappy I had been for so long.

Edward helped me understand how to find the positives in life.

He made me see how important it is to pay attention to my thinking process.

Where are you now?

I am very happy in life and I take the best I can from it.

I feel more confident, happy and ready to achieve anything that I want to.

I would say I am Thriving in life ;-)))

Thanks a million Edward.xxx

Sarah. Peat


Client consulted for: Smoking cessation

What did you want to achieve? 

I wanted to achieve stopping smoking

What was the journey like?

I was so surprised how easy it was. After over 15 years of smoking, repeatedly saying I would like to quit but making excuses not to, but with the help and guidance, understanding and reasoning in why we each do the things that we do in our day to day lives, I just stopped. There was a few lost moments along the way when the trigger of the habit kicked in. Right away the instinct to have a cigarette came into my head, very quickly though I would remind myself that I was a non smoker. I have to say this left a strange feeling, knowing that I used to smoke, but believing in myself and being so proud that I was a non smoker, I can barley understand why I even smoked in the first place.

I have a lot of smoking friends, this worried me at first how I would be. The conversation obviously came up as people know me and how much I smoked before (very hard to avoid). It was fun though, I spoke about it freely and with so much enthusiasm. This had two effects. First, It gave justification in what I had done, people with a bit of tongue and cheek made fun, and could not believe this from me, but at the same time where very supportive and I would say almost envious of the fact that I had just quit and they all new that I would because of how stubborn I can be.

Secondly, if I did have even the slightest amount of doubt in myself, now I have spoken about it openly and with such confidence, I would have not only let myself down, I would have created for myself embracement if I had failed.

So for me speaking about it, was a reassurance, it was fun, it promoted my pride and I think gave a lot of other people in my life belief too.

Bob Maxwell


Client consulted for: Weight loss

What did you want to achieve?

Weight loss, but took on The Thrive Programme to battle other underlying problems.

What was the journey like?

Eye opening! Exciting, Feel good, confidence building.

Where are you now?

I feel, I am at the beginning of a journey with all the right tools to take on and achieve whatever I want!

Clive Miller


Client consulted for: Smoking cessation

Client: male

What did you want to achieve?

Stop smoking.

Stop using smoking aids.

What was the journey like?

It was a real eye opener!!

It completely puts you in the driving seat with smoking, and not the other way around!

The explanation into why I was having cravings was brilliant, and showed me that, I was in control all the time, but had not realised until now!

Where are you now?

I have stopped smoking completely and did not have any cravings, as I thought that, I would.

I would highly recommend Edward’s smoking cessation program to anyone who is serious about giving up smoking or has tried giving up and failed.

Paul Skinner


Client consulted for: severe anxiety 

Thank you beyond words. English is my second language, so what you did is an amazing help for me. I will read your profile/website again and see how else you can help me start blossom in life. I will be back!! thank you so very much.