Cara Ostryn BSc (Psych)

Cara Ostryn BSc (Psych)


148 High Street
WD3 1BA‬

01296 583 789 / 07740 781 573

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About me

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.

Member organisations


Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        * If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

        Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

        Gastric Band Hypnotherapy
        Stop smoking
        Alcohol abuse/excessive drinking
        Drug abuse
        Nail biting
        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

        Exam nerves
        Driving test nerves
        Anger management

        skin disorders
        excessive sweating
        ME/chronic fatigue
        IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
        Migraine headaches
        Persistent headaches

        Persistent tiredness

        Premature ejaculation
        sexual Inhibitions/frigidity
        Fear of intimacy

        Excessive sweating
        Panic attacks/Panic disorder
        Teeth grinding (bruxism)
        Self harm

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        Suggestion Hypnotherapy
        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.

        Further information


        "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

        Aylesbury, HP21
        Rickmansworth, WD3 1BA‬

        Type of session

        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        9.30 - 6.00pm