Welcome to Thrive with Michelle 

th (15)The Thrive Programme will teach you how to take back control of your life.

Michelle Winter runs a busy Edinburgh practice teaching The Thrive Programme in a central location. The practice is not only accessible to the City of Edinburgh, but further afield such as the Lothians and Fife due to good transport connections.  Michelle also works at The Light Centre Belgavia in central London, which is just a few minutes walk from Victoria bus, rail and tube stations.  Skype is also available for clients wanting to cut down commuting time or not local to either location.

Michelle brings with her a wealth of experience to work as a Thrive Programme Consultant. She successfully helps people with anxiety and stress related problems, depression, bipolar affective disorder, borderline personality disorder, fear of flying, weight loss, stopping smoking, fears and phobias, with excellent results.

Depression   Social Anxiety    Bipolar Affective Disorder    Anxiety Disorders    Low Self-esteem    IBS


"The Thrive Programme is fun, interactive, with simple concepts that are easy to grasp, very applicable and relevant to my life. It has made me feel empowered and excited to make changes. It has given me inner confidence, a feeling of invincibility, and convinced me that I can finally make changes I thought I couldn’t." Thrive is a hands-on approach that has given me the confidence and skills to change my life. I really believe it is possible to lose weight now, and I am looking forward to proving i can do it. The course was extremely well taught, empowering, inspiring and great fun! Thank you Thrive! Thank you Michelle.

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JM, Edinburgh

Michelle has LGBTQ experience and awareness.

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The Thrive Programme


Thrive is a guided psychological training programme that enables you to understand how your mind works – why you think, feel and behave in the way you do. It is a simple yet powerfully effective, the Thrive Programme teaches you how to develop the skills, understanding and self-awareness you need for mental well-being.

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Ever wondered why you are so keen to change something in your life but can't seem to actually do it?  Here's a short talk by Robert Kegan called Immunity to Change.  It looks at the gap in-between a person's real intention to change and what the person actually does, and how this can be addressed.  Enjoy!

About Michelle

Michelle WinterThank you for taking the time to visit my website. My name is Michelle Winter, and I am a fully licensed, Thrive Programme Consultant serving Edinburgh, The Lothians, Fife, central London and Skype for clients further afield. Prior to this, I spent a number of years working as a Mental Health nurse, in London and the north-east of England.

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Thrive on Skype

skypeThrough the magic of Skype you no longer have to factor travel time into your day, arrange child-care or take a few hours off work to complete The Thrive Programme. By going through the programme on Skype you can add it to your diary and arrange your session wherever you may be. Whether you’re travelling a lot on business or pleasure, working split shifts or just have a hectic schedule, I can accommodate your requirements so that you’re are relaxed, comfortable and therefore getting the most out of the programme.

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"I am still amazed at how much Thrive has changed the way I think and perceive things in my life – this is what I like best about this programme, it changes you for the better... I’d just like to say a huge thank you to Michelle for helping me to Thrive." I feel a lot empowered and don't see things rigidly as I did before. I feel more relaxed, less anxious and able to focus better. I have recommended Michelle to friends, she's fab.

LB, Luton

Symptoms You Can Overcome

Help to overcome common psychological symptoms with The Thrive Programme

People tend to go through The Thrive Programme for one of two reasons:

They want to learn how to thrive
They have some problems or symptoms they want to get over AND they want to learn how to thrive.
If you are in the second group, then you probably don’t think you have many choices and believe you’re stuck with your current symptoms, worries, illness, lack of success, or just your life in general. Like most people, you probably feel as though you are powerless to change your situation. There is plenty of research that shows this is exactly what the majority of people who are phobic, anxious, depressed, over-weight, stressed or ill believe (for example, Abrahamsson et al., 2002; Edwards et al., 2007; Walters and Charles, 1997; and Seaman and Lewis, 1995). However, although you – and millions of other people like you – believe this, you are actually wrong in your assumptions. You actually DO have the power to change your situation and to thrive: you have just never been given the skills to do so.


Depression   Social Anxiety    Bipolar Affective Disorder    Anxiety Disorders    Low Self-esteem    IBS

Fear of Flying      Stopping Smoking

 Interested in hearing from real people who are now thriving thanks to The Thrive Programme?
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Thrive with Michelle

28 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LH

The Thrive Programme with Michelle Winter serving Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.

Within easy reach of
Musselburgh, Haddington, Tranent, Cockenzie, Longniddry, Gullane,
North Berwick, Dalkeith, Gorebridge, Newton Grange, Lasswade, Roslin, Penicuik,
West Linton,
East Calder, West Calder, Livingston, Broxburn, Newbridge and Kirkliston.

Thrive with Michelle

Light Centre Belgravia
7-9 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, SW1W 9LX

The Thrive Programme with Michelle Winter serving Central London.