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My counselling and therapy practice is based on the Human Givens approach, a solution-focused, practical, holistic, and evidence-based method. This approach emphasis that, just as living organisms have physical needs for water, food, and shelter, we human beings also have emotional needs, including security, attention, autonomy, community, intimacy, privacy, social status, competence, and meaning. When these needs are unmet, stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health distress can arise.

The Human Givens approach assesses which areas of a person's life are not working well, identifies missing emotional needs or misused resources, and helps find ways to meet these needs.

This pragmatic and adaptable framework allows for highly personalized interventions, integrating education and solution-driven thinking with elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, reflective listening, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and guided imagery.

As Human Givens therapist, I work with adults and groups to address a range of emotional and behavioral issues, including anxiety, depression, stress,  relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, phobias, addiction, anger,  and more.

SCoPEd Framework

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) was one of the six organisations in the United Kingdom, along with BACP, UKCP and NCS, involved in developing the Scope of Practice and Education (SCoPEd) Framework.


This shared standards framework  aims to transparently set out the core training, practice and competence requirements for counsellors working with adults. to provide a nationally recognised and bring clarity and credibility to the counselling and psychotherapy profession.

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