The Thrive Programme® Consultant Training Course is delivered via our purpose-built online classroom portal and supplemented by regular seminars, as well as a structured support and mentoring process. The training continues throughout your career as a Thrive Consultant® and is never considered to be complete.

Where somebody comes from, their social economic background, their culture, their age, gender or what’s happened in the past. It doesn’t matter. Everybody and anybody can be taught to ThriveRob Kelly
Once you have reached a certain standard – as agreed with our Student Training Officer – you will be awarded ‘Thrive Consultant®’ status and encouraged to start helping people to Thrive! You will however continue to have ongoing training, support and mentoring.

You don’t need to have any specific qualifications in order to apply to become a Thrive Consultant®, as your suitability will be determined during an informal interview with the programme creator, Rob Kelly.

The cost of the course is £6995, which includes all your mentoring and support. Once you have passed the course there is a monthly fee for your license. Once licensed, you can establish your practice anywhere in the world, but the location(s) must be agreed with HQ.

The Thrive Consultant® Training Course is highly interactive and involved, ensuring that Thrive Consultants® gain all the skills and resources they need to practice effectively. The initial training course takes 6-12 months to complete and involves:

Online Training

The online training course contains videos of all the training lectures and workshops that Rob Kelly has delivered on the subject of The Thrive Programme (over 200 hours), as well as supporting written study modules. Throughout the written modules you are encouraged to complete exercises and questions and to reflect upon your learning. You also have access to our online support forum, where you can speak directly with other Thrive Consultants® and have access to our advanced training materials. The content delivered within the online course is described at the bottom of this page.

Personal Thrive Programme® Sessions

It is essential that all Thrive Consultants are thriving in their own lives, so if you have not already been through the programme yourself, you will also be required to complete a course with one of the Licensed Consultants. The cost of these personal thrive sessions are not included in the £6995 fee. Completing The Thrive Programme® enables you to gain self-insight, develop the skills you need to thrive yourself and it helps you to place yourself in your future clients’ shoes.

‘Hands on’ Training Sessions

Trainee Consultants are fully supported and mentored by our Student Support Officer – James Woolworth. James will help you to negotiate your way through our course modules and assess when you are ready to start helping clients – which is usually around the sixth-month mark. James will then guide and support you in starting and building your practice. James’s support last for twelve months from the date you start the course.

After the initial 12 months, you are then introduced to one of our normal Mentors, who will support and guide you through the rest if your career. You will need to undertake a minimum of four hours of ‘hands on’ training with James during your first 12 months (either face-to-face or via Skype).

To enrol on the course, please contact Rob Kelly on 07971 006747 or Rob will then arrange an informal interview with you, so that he can discuss your suitability for becoming a Thrive Consultant® and you can ask any questions about the training.

Content covered within the online Thrive Programme® Training Course:

Module: Psychology in Theory and Practice

This module explores the theoretical and practical basics of psychology. Biological, cognitive, social and developmental perspectives are covered. The basic principles of clinical and applied psychology are also discussed including the significance of particular treatments. The module concludes with an overview of psychological research methods and methodologies.

Topics covered within the module include:

- The Biological Basis of Mind and Behaviour
- Cognitive Psychology: thinking, attention, perception, memory and emotion
- Social Psychology: obedience and authority, influence and persuasion, the individual and groups, aggression, altruism, prejudice, discrimination and injustice
- Developmental Psychology: early infantile experience, the development of mind, personality and character. Language, thought and learning
- Clinical Psychology, Therapy and Treatment
- Psychopathology, Abnormality and Normality
- Psychoanalysis, Analytical Psychology, and the Humanists
- Psychotherapy, Counseling, Coaching and Change-Work
- Mentoring and Coaching
- CBT, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
- Educational and Occupational Applications
- Criminality
- Research Methods in Psychology

Module: The Thrive Programme: Principles and Theory

This module covers the underlying principles and theory of the Thrive Programme® in depth. You will gain a through understanding of exactly why the Thrive Programme® is so effective.

Topics covered within the module include:

- The history and development of the Thrive Programme®
- The basic principles of the Thrive Programme
- How does Thrive differ from other similar sounding programmes or treatments (such as CBT, NLP etc.)
- Discussion of the concepts within Thrive and why they are important, including relevant research support (Beliefs systems, LoC, SE, SA, personality types, thinking styles, etc.)
- Understanding specific symptoms


This module covers all the skills and insights necessary to deliver the programme contents in the most empowering way.

Topics covered within the module include:

Behaviourist Theories of Learning
Pavlov and Classical Conditioning
- Thorndike, Skinner and Operant Conditioning
- Behaviourist Theories of Motivation
Humanist Theories of Learning
Maslow and Human Needs Psychology
- Rogers and the Freedom to Learn:
- Learning Through Experience
- The Actualising Tendency
- Conditions of Worth
- Locus of Evaluation
- The Fully Functioning Person
- Core conditions
- Rogers on education and learning
- Knowles and Andragogy

Cognitive Theories of Learning:

- Active learning
- Social Learning
- Scaffolding
- Cognitive Theory and Learning
- Socratic Dialogue
- Guided Discovery Learning
- Session structure
- Methods of Delivery
- The Therapist and Teacher

Module: Practising as a Thrive Consultant®®

This module teaches you how to put the Thrive Programme® into practice with clients. You will learn how to run your sessions and how you can really enhance the information given in the workbook, enabling clients to get the most out of the programme.

Topics covered within the module include:

- Thrive consultant guidelines and regulations for practice
- When should Thrive be used with clients?
- The initial consultation: Deciding upon a person’s suitability for Thrive; explaining Thrive to clients
- The structure of the sessions and the purpose of the Thrive book
- Why should you use the workbook?
- Questionnaires, actions and exercises within the book
- How does the therapist improve the Thrive Programme® for the client? The impact of personality; why therapists HAVE to be thriving themselves, why they have to be calm, confident and relaxed throughout the sessions
- Supporting and encouraging the client
- Bringing the book to life and offering alternative explanations and examples
- Overcoming resistance
- The importance of research and examples within The Thrive Programme®

Module: Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness

Have you ever wondered why some people despite being academically successful and appearing to have everything they need in financial terms can struggle to achieve their full potential while others, despite their apparent lack of formal education and lack of apparent wealth can be incredibly happy, fulfilled, and living life to the full? Why is it that some people can be so dissatisfied with life despite there being no apparent reason for their discontent while others can be ebullient, optimistic and determined to succeed? The answer to these questions is Emotional Intelligence – the ability to understand and manage emotions, not only our own but those of the people around us. This module introduces emotional intelligence and explores the importance of having a high degree of self-awareness and self-management, not only for our own emotional and psychological growth and development but for the emotional and psychological growth and development of those we come into contact with day in day out.

Topics covered within the module include:

- Defining Emotional intelligence
- Understanding EI in relation to a number of related psychological theories including multiple intelligences, attribution theory, mind-set, expectancy theory, flow, and self-efficacy.
- The history of emotional intelligence
- Applying EI effectively in life generally, both personally and professionally
- The role of emotional intelligence in building and maintaining self-esteem, self-efficacy and resilience

Module: Applying The Thrive Programme® to Yourself

Following on from the module in emotional intelligence, this module demonstrates the importance of therapists understanding and applying Thrive to themselves.

Topics covered within the module include:

- Common difficulties and problems encountered by Thrive Consultants®
- How a therapist’s limiting beliefs and thinking styles can affect the therapeutic relationship
- How personal experience of the programme enables increased understanding of how it works, along with greater empathy with clients
- The need for the Consultant to be believable
- How will your clients view you? How would you feel if you consulted you?
- Reflecting upon your personal experience of undertaking the Thrive Programme
- The benefits of continuing to apply Thrive to yourself as a Thrive Consultant
- Demonstrating to your trainees how you are thriving

Module: Ethics

This module will provide you with an understanding of how to run an ethical therapeutic practice, and help you in considering the impact of the decisions you make upon your clients, the wider public, your professional organisations and yourself. The module also details how to assess clients and determine whether or not they are suitable for the treatment(s) you offer. The assessment of clients is linked back throughout to the ethical considerations and guidelines highlighted earlier in the module.

Topics covered within the module include:

- Why are ethics important?
- Different ethical guidelines: BPS, APA
- Our ethical guidelines
- Common ethical dilemmas in therapy and treatment
- Assessing clients: The I/C, discussion of mental states examination, tools that can be used in assessing clients (scales, I/C form etc.)
- Deciding upon a treatment (Is the client suitable, stable, capable, motivated enough for whatever treatment(s) you offer?
- Deciding between different treatments, coming to an agreement with the client)
- Referring clients on to other practitioners

Module: Managing The Therapeutic Relationship

This module explores how to manage the therapeutic relationship effectively. The therapeutic relationship refers to the relationship between a therapist or practitioner and his or her client. Most individuals working within a therapeutic profession would agree that the relationship between themselves and their clients impacts upon the success of any therapy, treatment or training undertaken. So, what can you, as a practitioner, do to help develop a constructive relationship? Throughout this module you will be studying how to create and maintain a positive alliance with your clients/trainees, one that enhances their therapy or training.

Topics covered within the module include:

- The Importance of the Therapeutic Relationship
- Setting the scene for success: Understanding what clients want from treatment
; the impact of your presentation, appearance, consulting room and website
- Empathy
- The importance of communication
- Making a ‘contract’ with the client: Ensuring the client understands and agrees to the treatment; boundaries and agreements with the client.
- Managing the sessions
- Managing challenges and issues within the relationship: Overcoming objections and resistance

Module: Building a successful practice

This module contains all the information you need in order to locate, establish and build your practice.

Topics covered within the module include:

- Locating and negotiating premises
- Establishing and building your practice
- Advertising rules and regulations
- Building your own website, search engine optimisation, google ranking
- Social media
- The therapist and the law
- Keeping accounts

For more information on how the programme can help you, contact a local consultant for a free consultation.