Cara Ostryn BSc (Psych)
Hello! I am an experienced and qualified clinical hypnotherapist (since 2000) and I run the busy Rickmansworth and Aylesbury Hypnotherapy Clinics. I have successfully treated thousands of people with stress and anxiety-related problems, plus phobias, weight control, confidence, social anxiety and panic attacks.
I am a Registered Practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Register and an Accredited Practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.
My weight loss sessions are very successful as I combine it with The Thrive Programme (see below) to help you really understand yourself and feel more in control of your eating.
I am a practitioner of The Thrive Programme which is a highly powerful and successful psychological training programme which can completely change the way you think and feel about yourself in up to six weekly sessions. I will show you how to create good self esteem and the emotional control to enjoy life to its full and Thrive! The aim of the programme is to help you create strong psychological and emotional foundations, leading to a happier, more confident, more successful and resilient you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Cara has been practising hypnotherapy since the year 2000 and has expertly treated thousands of people. Cara is also a Thrive Consultant Trainer – she mentors and delivers workshops to other Thrive Consultants and is very proud to have been awarded the Thrive Consultant of the Year award for 2013.
Cara takes a down to earth and practical approach to hypnotherapy. You will find no crystals, head scarves or swinging watches...just caring, professional and completely non-judgemental therapy.
Cara's Professional Qualifications and Affiliations
Bsc (Hons) Psychology degree from UEL
Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis and Pure Hypnoanalysis from the IAPH
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis from the Hypnotherapy Control Board
Diploma in Hypnotherapy from Uncommon Knowledge
Member of the International Assoc. of Pure Hypnoanalysts
Diploma in Medical Hypnotherapy from The American Association of Medical Hypnotherapists
Registered Practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Register and an Accredited Practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.
International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysts
All IAPH Members have undergone a certain amount of 'hands - on' training and reached a certain standard of proficiency and experience before they are eligible to join the organisation.
This is based around three main areas of competence: firstly, they have successfully passed the Successful Hypnotherapy Diploma Course, secondly, they have undergone a specified amount of hands-on training and experience and thirdly, they have undergone their own training therapy.
All IAPH Members are committed to Continuing Professional Development and are bound by a Code of Practice and Ethics.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Gastric Band Hypnotherapy
Alcohol abuse/excessive drinking
Hair pulling (trichotillomania)
Emetophobia (fear of being sick)
Feeling embarrassed/on the spot/judged by others
Feeling uncomfortable in front of others
Shy bladder (unable to wee in front of others)
Fear of public speaking
Some twitches or tics
Repeated failure of driving test
Persistent fear of failure
Preoccupation with how you look
Setting unachievable standards
Driving test nerves
SOMATIC (BODILY) SYMPTOMS:
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Fear of intimacy
STRESS AND ANXIETY:
Panic attacks/Panic disorder
Teeth grinding (bruxism)
A two or three session treatment for habits such as nail biting. It is also excellent as a weight loss boost. £95 per 75 minute session
Easy Smoking Cessation. Highly successful single-session treatment, lasting an hour and a half. Cash payment only please. £195
The Thrive Programme - Thrive is a life-changing and highly successful psychological training programme. In just six one-to-one sessions, I can help you to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself. Develop great self esteem and feel back in control of your life.
Weight Loss boost £95 per 75 minute session. My weight loss programmes are tailored to the individual so I can advise you on the one most suited to your needs.
"I really don't know how to say thank you enough, you have changed my life completely!..i think Cara Ostryn should be on the national health and it be available to everyone!!"
Client treated for phobia
I am doing great and enjoying every moment without cigarettes. I don't think about it at all and am even wondering what was all the fuss about. It meant nothing to me as soon as I left your office.
Terry, 63, quit smoking
I still amaze myself at how in control I am… My clothes are much looser and I feel so much better about myself and my ability to reach my target. I don’t think I have ever been so focused, I don’t even think that’s the right word as I just don’t think about food anymore unless I am hungry or planning a meal. It no longer dominates my thoughts which is brilliant! I am still in awe of myself and giving lots of pats on the back!!
Sarah 45, Weight loss client
"Meeting with Cara and taking part in the THRIVE programme has really made me learn much more about myself, things I never knew before. I now feel like I can overcome anything. Thank you SO much for all of your help Cara, feel like a little butterfly let loose!"
Client treated for sexual problem
"When I contacted Cara, I was at yet another 'rock-bottom' in my life. I had allowed my life to spiral out of control fuelled by serious heavy drinking. I believed I had never been a confident person. I held many other negative beliefs which I now know - through hypno-analysis- were ruining my life. I was sceptical about hypno-analysis but determined to finally find out what was causing me to drink so heavily and so unhappily. On meeting Cara, I immediately felt that she was a person I could trust and work with. Near the end of my treatment, during a session, I had an experience that I still find very difficult to explain. What I do know is that all the negative feelings and beliefs I had before stopped. It was a life-changing experience for me. Although I had approached Cara for help with my drink problem, a whole host of other detritus affecting me disappeared from my outlook on life. I can’t thank Cara enough for what she did for me."
Matthew, 43, Treated for an alcohol problem
"For years I suffered facial blushing until it got so out of control I had to seek help. I am delighted to say that in Caras therapy this is exactly what I found. On completing therapy I feel like a new person. I am now confident, happy and most crucial of all I now enjoy challenging myself to enter situations I previously would have avoided. I feel like I have a new lease of life. Thank you Cara I genuinely could not have overcome this without your help, encouragement and support. :o) "
Kristina, 24, treated for blushing.
"Cara, I just wanted to say thank you for your time, determination and patience in getting me through this. My attitude has changed in the way I handle all situations and have a much calmer approach to everything. All bouts of doubt and anxiety have unbelievably been lifted.My head feels a lot lighter and less cluttered. I guess only someone else who's been through therapy with you would fully appreciate this."
Sheena, 30, treated for cannabis abuse to deal with her anxiety