About Us

The Thrive Team

At Thrive, we offer expertise in:

  • Psychological assessment - giving clarity and options about ways forward
  • Psychotherapy - compassionate and effective 
  • Psychoeducation - resources and tools pages being built, workshops coming soon and see our new website about emotional systems


Thrive PPP - Enriching lives


Thrive is committed to providing: 

  • Psychotherapy that enables transformational change and not just symptom reduction
  • Effective psychoeducation that provides skills training, knowledge and understanding about psychological difficulties.

We will endeavor to: 

  • Use an approach that makes sense to you - this means we will tell you what we are doing, why and how it might help you.
  • Pay attention to early signs of change - to capitalize on these to reduce the time it takes to enable significant change to occur.
  • Seek honest feedback from you and listen so we improve what we're doing - for you and others in the future.

About Dr Jessica Bolton, D.Clin.Psy, BA (Hons) Oxon 


Dr Jessica Bolton is a chartered Psychologist and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).  She is founder and director of Thrive.


Jessica's areas of expertise:

  • Emotional difficulties - including depression, low mood, anxiety, anger difficulties, and problems with guilt or shame
  • Life transitions - adjustment difficulties, including adjusting to motherhood, retirement, chronic health difficulties, post-traumatic stress, or bereavement
  • Personality or relationship difficulties 
  • Issues related to early life experiences - including developmental trauma disorder (also referred to as emotionally unstable personality disorder)
  • Treatment success where other treatments have failed - i.e. treatments including medication, cognitive behavioural therapy or long term dynamic therapy 

Dr Bolton is a consultant clinical psychologist with twenty years of experience in univeristy, NHS and independent mental health settings. Jessica has specialist knowledge and experience working with adults with a wide range of psychological difficulties. As a clinical psychologist, she has a degree in psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology and she has been trained in a variety of psychological techniques to reduce suffering and increase mental well-being. Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist, she has had additional training in broad range of therapies including learning to use and teach Intensive Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.  A practitioner, trainer and supervisor of Experiential Dynamic Therapy; she is on the board of directors of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association.  EDT is a group of therapies that have been shown to enable long lasting change with a broad variety of clients including those who have not recovered with other talking therapies.





Thrive associates are Clinical Psychologists and trainee Clinical Psychologists with training in a broad range of therapeutic methods and specialist training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy.  


Kayleigh Brown, MA, BA (Hons) Oxon 


Kayleigh Brown is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the universities of Coventry and Warwick. She has ten years experience working in clinical settings, predominantly focusing on complex trauma, addiction, offender rehabilitation and developmental disorders. Her specialist areas of interest include Experiential Dynamic Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.


Kayleigh has a degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in mental health. She has also trained in a variety of techniques to support individuals in reducing their distress, including Mentalisation Based Therapy, Applied Behavioural Analysis and group facilitator core skills training. She has written and delivered training packages for NHS staff. Kayleigh is currently developing her skills in Intensive Experiential Dynamic Therapy and recently commenced the core training in this model.


Kayleigh has experience working with individuals and groups, who present with a wide range of psychological difficulties. She is passionate about supporting individuals to address emotional difficulties, reach their goals and live a valued life.


Lee Robinson,  MSc, BSc. (Hons)


Lee Robinson is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist studying at the Universities of Coventry and Warwick, and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Lee graduated from the University of Surrey in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, followed by a Masters degree in Health and Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Edinburgh. 


Prior to beginning the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Lee gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the University of Birmingham, and practiced in Primary Care offering support to people experiencing difficulties with depressed mood, anxiety and trauma. Lee has a passion for understanding people’s emotional experiences, where they originate and developing a therapeutic relationship within which those experiences can be explored safely


Suzanne Brown, MSc, BSc (Hons)


Suzanne is a third year trainee clinical psychologist on the Coventry and Warwick Doctorate due to graduate in 2017. She is trained in an eclectic range of models including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural therapy and third wave models (mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused therapy). She has recently embarked on Experiential Dynamic Training.


I strongly believe in the importance of using our full range of emotions and feelings to guide our ability to live a fulfilled, connected and authentic life. However, things can get in the way of us being able to express these emotions and can trip us up in leading the life we want to have.


As each client is different, I use an integrated approach to understand and co-create psychological change and growth based on the needs of the individual. I believe this is fostered by providing a safe space where clients can think, feel and behave in ways that are both more productive and personally fulfilling.


I have an interest in complex trauma and early attachment development. I have worked previously with a range of clients with complex trauma, eating disorders, abuse and personality difficulties as well as providing training within the NHS to staff teams.


Assistant Psychologist  


We are lucky to have a talented Assistant Psychologist, Chameen Beaupierre-Harris, who supports the services we offer.  


Chameen is currently also undertaking a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at Aston University and has supported hundreds of clients in distress via a telephone and face-to-face support service.  

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