Thrive Programme Testimonials
All of the following Client Testimonials have followed the Thrive Programme with me and given full permission for their words to appear on this website.
Mr. J: Fear of Public Speaking
“I contacted Paul in March 2011 as I had decided that I must do something to change how restricted I felt due to lack of confidence.
After an initial chat Paul recommended the Changing Limiting Beliefs course (The Thrive Programme).
I learnt so much about myself and how to change my way of thinking that it has completely changed my life around.
I no longer feel restricted by things and feel like I have had a new start, I now know I can succeed in anything I put my mind to.
After suffering with depression and lack of confidence for the majority of my life, I didn’t expect much from the course initially…
How wrong was I?
I am now completely off the anti depressants that I have been on for the last 3 years and feel so very confident in everything I choose to do.
I was honestly so impressed with the course and Paul’s guidance that I would genuinely recommend Paul Lee to anyone who is not happy with the way they think their life is going.
If you are reading this, then pick up the phone and have an initial chat with Paul, what have you got to lose? life could be so much better.
Thanks again Paul.”
Mrs. S: Exam Nerves (Career progression)
“I contacted Paul on the recommendation of a friend in March 2011, as i was very worried about an exam I needed to pass to help me further my career.
The therapeutic technique used was Changing Limited Beliefs. (Now known as “Thrive”)
Since having 7 “lessons” I feel very confident and assertive at home and in my work place.
It has encouraged me to stay positive in all kinds of situations.
I feel it was a valuable experience.”
Mr H: The Thrive Programme gave me a “protective bubble” against negativity & depression
I came to see Paul in July for help with some issues I had throughout my life.
I grew up in a household where one of my parents was very depressed and in an environment that was heavily influenced by the beliefs they had as Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Although I am successful and have a great life, I still had very low self esteem and felt that I needed to please others to feel good; that I wasn’t respected; that I was in constant competition with others; very anxious about what others thought of me.
I had tried to change these beliefs through other techniques such as NLP in the past but the beliefs came back after a while.
After an initial consultation with Paul I decided to try the Thrive Programme.
I have just finished CLB (Thrive) and I feel fantastic.
My life has really changed, I have this wonderful feeling of control.
I may end up in situations that are stressful but my outlook and perspective has completely changed.
It is like having a bubble around you and the negativity just bounces off.
I am really glad I took the time to do some something good for myself and I know my life is just going to get better and better everyday…
Thanks again for helping me.
Miss H: I changed my negative outlook with The Thrive Programme
I contacted Paul in May 2011 when I was in a “bad place” in my life.
It had come to the time whereby I felt my bad habits had taken over my life, I was in complete despair and I couldn’t see a way out.
Quite a number of times I had tried different avenues to cure my problem but several failed attempts left me convinced that I couldn’t do it on my own and I needed someone or something to help me.
Paul’s diplomatic and objective nature instantly gave me peace of mind, and I was willing to do whatever it took.
Several hypno-analytical sessions later, and a number of changing limiting belief sessions thereafter I feel like I have been set free.
My life is getting better and better, I am feeling brighter and brighter, with the new me being able to be everything I have always wanted to be.
The tensions and strains of everyday life no longer feel like a burden to me, as Paul has taught me to have power and control over myself that I appeared to have lost somewhere along the line.
I now feel like I can take on anything, and any obstacles that may have hindered the old me, now pass me by without my noticing.
My friends and family often remark how strong I am, or how I cope with things so effortlessly.
I now feel I have the life tools to withstand anything that comes my way.
I would recommend both hypno-analytical therapy and the changing limiting beliefs programme to anyone who is ready to change their life for the better and release any issues that may be restricting their life.
I also would like to thank Paul for being consistently patient with me.
His empathetic but firm disposition, allowed me the time and space to grow in the direction necessary for me.
Emetophobia – Rachel’s Story: July 2014
I first came across the Thrive Programme in October 2013 in a last desperate search for help and support for my fear of being sick.
At the time I was a new mom and had just experienced my first round of the Noro Virus with my Son and Husband.
The fear of being sick was consuming me because unlike before I couldn’t escape from the responsibilities of being a mom.
For as long as I can remember I had a fear of sick, always thinking I was the only person in the world with this fear and constantly being told by others that it was a ridiculous thing to be frightened of which as you can imagine did nothing for my self confidence either.
Coming accross the Thrive Emetophobia by Rob Kelly book online is one of the best things that has ever happened to me!
After reading the book at home I just knew it was the start of a new life, however something wasn’t quite clicking and I felt I needed extra support.
After emailing and then attending a free consultation meeting with Paul I just knew working with him would be the final step in understanding why I had this fear.
Over the course of 10 sessions I have completely changed how I look at life.
Above everything else I have learnt to treat myself with respect and have confidence in the fact that I am capable of taking control and that it is me (and only me) who is in fact the catalyst for my unhelpful thinking styles which create my fear.
It has been an emotional roller coaster for me and also very interesting to explore my learned behaviours and how i’ve created a bubble that I have been living in for all these years including avoiding social situations, taking risks, vomit avoidance tactics and a complete reliance on others when it comes to my own child and vomit but the biggest challenge was learning for the first time how to cope with this overwhelming and unusual happiness I was experiencing.
The mind is an extremely powerful tool.
Thrive will help you to retrain how you think and look at life.
Its hard work and takes dedication.
Its something you must apply yourself to every day but I know that its impossible for me to go back to how I was when I first walked in to Paul’s office.
If you have any phobia which is consuming your life like Emetophobia was for me then I would 100% recommend Thrive to you.
Having been through different types of therapy through most of my adult life its nice to know I can finally stop searching.
I am eternally grateful to Paul for his support and guidance and so proud of myself for how far I have come today.
Emetophobia – Riccardo’s Story: July 2014 (Addendum) RIP Riccardo July 5th 2019.
– We were very sad to hear of Riccardo passing on the 5th July having spent two long years bravely fighting cancer – RIP-
Before I met Paul I was in a bad place, I wouldn’t leave my house or do anything because I lacked confidence and also because of my Emetophobia.
The thrive programme has made me realise how to control my thoughts and made me realise how I was the one creating the fear, not only has it helped me overcome my fear but also its changed me as a person.
I’ve quit my job and I’m now pursuing a career as a gardener, which I want, this is because Paul and the programme have given me a burst of confidence.
It’s helped open my eyes to many things and not only just my fear.
I’m now able to manage my thinking and control it.
I would recommend this programme to everyone; even those without phobias etc.
It really has opened my eyes to a new life, a better me.
Thank you Paul and make sure you keep in touch
Miss J. The Thrive Programme helped me to overcome my Emetophobia – The Fear of Being Sick
I first contacted Paul as I suffered from a number of things – which were really affecting my life. Low self esteem, social anxiety, no confidence, panic attacks but most of all emetophobia.
All of the above effected my life in a big way.
I wouldn’t eat out unless completely unavoidable, I wouldn’t travel if I wasn’t the driver, I wouldn’t go out on my own or with friends except for lunch break.
I wouldn’t eat new food, I would only trust 2 people to cook for me (my mom and my partners mom) I didn’t go on holiday, I wouldn’t speak in front/to people I didn’t know well face to face.
I would panic to the point where we would nearly have to call an ambulance if I felt poorly, I wouldn’t stay in the house on my own, be around anyone with a bug or who had been in contact with someone who had been poorly and as for babies – that was a no go!… The list could go on forever.
Paul suggested a course in Changing Limiting Beliefs. (Now called the Thrive Programme)
With Paul and at home, I worked through my course book completing all exercises and talking through my issues at weekly sessions.
Since I have completed the course – now 8 weeks ago I have improved a lot.
I have completed 2 presentations with work one where my boss drove me to Wycombe and one in my office. Both in front of around 15 people.
I didn’t get embarrassed or panic when I felt sick with nerves.
I have been to Leeds for a supplier meeting.
I have been with my Nan through her fight with cancer – even through the sickness!
I have sat with my sister during her morning sickness and my friends children when they had the dreaded winter sickness bug!
I went to a charity comedy night in a packed pub been to the cinema with my partner and Christmas shopping to Merry Hill 3 times (once on my own!). Not once panicking that I couldn’t see the door.
I have even been promoted at work and now run a small team.
I let my partner cook tea and have even started to eat a wider variety of food.
I stay on my own at home when my partner does the night shift and I haven’t had a panic attack in over 3 months.
I have dealt with my own sickness – not being sick but feeling sick.
I have come to learn that my emetophobia is an obsession and by learning new ways of thinking I can overcome it.
I am still not keen on the thought of being sick but I no longer go into complete melt down. I get my hot water bottle, put the TV on and distract myself. We have even been talking about having children in the new year!
I never thought I would of got this far and if it had not been for the help and support I got from both family, friends and Paul I don’t think I would be where I am now.
Paul makes talking through your problems easy.
He does not judge or call you stupid, he listens and helps you manage your thoughts/beliefs/fears better.
The course was definitely a good choice for me.
I still have things to change and develop and I still work from my book at home but I am getting there – my life has definitely improved for the better.
Mrs C. Overcame Anxiety, Low self-esteem & Bird phobia
I first contacted Paul in May 2012, as I was due to go on holiday and have a fear of birds, so I wanted to try hypnotherapy to help with my fear.
At the same time I was suffering anxiety about my health.
Before my appointment with Paul I had seem my doctor about health worries and he had suggested counselling as he thought it was anxiety that was giving me the health issues.
On my first meeting with Paul, I found him to be very easy to talk to and cry to (as i did often in the first few weeks).
I explained that although I had originally booked for hypnotherapy regarding birds, I told him everything else i was feeling and worried over and what my doctor had said.
We chatted and Paul recommended the Thrive programme.
I decided to give it a go.
I read two chapters per week of the book and we discussed these at the next appointments and my answers to any of the questions.
I must say after the first three weeks and still feeling anxious I was a bit down hearted but i explained all this to Paul.
I then went on holiday and was totally relaxed, no health worries and even managed to sit eating outdoors when a bird landed by me.
I saw Paul on my return and explained that Id been totally relaxed on holiday but anxious when got home, Paul explained that I should take the positives from it and that I should be able to see that when I’m relaxed I am fine and therefore it is all about my style of thinking.
I completed the course and went on my way.
I was much more relaxed and had lots more self confidence.
It has now been about a month since my course finished.
I am most definitely more confident, not worried about what I think others think of me.
I still get anxious at times, but am doing my best to remember all i have learnt and to go back to reading the thrive book to help myself and not let things get me down like before.
Paul is very easy to talk to, witty, and doesn’t judge, I would recommend this thrive course.
Thank you Paul Mrs C
Adam – Fear of Flying Overcome Using the Thrive Programme
Hello PaulI come back from my holiday Friday night after 2 weeks of complete relaxation.
For the first time I was able to relax right up to the moment I went home including when I was on the plane.
I did the DREAM exercises before I went on and it really helped me to have full control on the plane with no panic moments at all.
I took the first flight for granted, when it come to my second flight I didn’t do no techniques or exercises because I thought I would be sound which lead to a nervy flight. I didn’t think about the flight until I was on it, once I was on I started to let myself lose control.
I proved to myself that although you can do it once doesn’t mean you don’t ever need to do the exercises again.
I know because I didn’t do the exercises or didn’t apply myself properly was the reason I had a not so good second flight.
All it comes down to though is that I didn’t control it properly and allowed myself to create my fear again.
Next time though it will be under control and hasn’t knocked my confidence one bit I am going to succeed and will totally rid it soon.
The way I look at it is my first flight will be my motivation for everything now.
It was full proof to myself that the DREAM technique literally works a dream to me when applied!
Nothing’s an obstacle now I like to see it as challenge which drives me on even more to gain full control. I now want to start seeking heights rather than step away from them.
I couldn’t thank you anymore for helping me to understand myself and giving me the right guidance to allow me to understand how to gain control.
You introduced me to something that has and will continue to change my life.
Thank you again for everything Paul.
“Life Changing!” Emetophobia Cured with the Thrive Programme
I had suffered from ’emetophobia’ and anxiety since I can remember (I’m 26 now) and at the start of 2014 I decided to do something about it.
After looking online for help I came across the Thrive Programme and did some research into it (I was sceptical after going through counselling, CBT and Hypnotherapy and not really improving) and I found Paul’s site.
After reading through it about 10 times I decided to give him a call and arranged my initial consultation.
I can honestly say Paul is one of the nicest people I have met and he made me feel relaxed and calm straight away.
During our consultation we talked about the programme and what it involved and I knew there and then that it was something I wanted to do.
I have currently had 5 sessions with Paul and my life has completely changed, I am more confident, relaxed and happy. I have overcome many of the ‘issues’ I had when I started the programme and well on my way to beating others.
This programme is challenging but in a good way as you learn about who you are as a person and that we all have the power in us to change and thrive gives you the skills and confidence to ….. Thrive.
I would advise anybody who suffers with emetophobia, anxiety or any other issue that is stopping you living your life to do this programme.
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