What is Human Givens Counselling?


We all have basic emotional needs, such as the need for love, security, connection and control, and the self-esteem which arises out of feeling competent in different areas of our lives.  We also have innate resources to help us meet these needs including, memory, imagination, problem solving abilities, self-awareness and a range of complementary thinking styles to employ in various situations. It is these needs and resources together, which are built into our biology that make up the Human Givens (1)

Why is it effective?


Human givens counselling is effective because it draws on the findings from psychology and neurobiology about how people really function and international research studies that have established which counselling is effective (2) .

Human Givens therapists focus on helping clients identify unmet emotional needs and empowering them to meet these needs by activating their own natural resources in new ways.  To do this they use a variety of up-to-date, therapeutic tools, for example – solution focused brief therapy, active listening, storytelling – the use of metaphor, guided imagery (hypnotherapy), behaviour therapy, eco systems, task centered, re-framing and insights from the work of Milton H Erickson providing an individual and holistic approach.    

 

Human Givens counsellors are trained by the Human Givens College and accredited by ETSI (3) for their competence.  They have a reputable body of knowledge and the necessary skills to help people quickly with a wide variety of psychological difficulties. 

 

(1)Griffin, J. and Tyrrell, I. (1999) Psychotherapy and the Human Givens.  European Therapies Studies Institute.

(2)Diagnosis, Vol 2  Treatment Aspects, United States Public Health, Service Agency.

(3) The European Therapy Studies Institute (ETSI) was founded in 1992.  It is  a multi-disciplinary body set up to study, research and inform the public on what constitutes effective counselling and psychology.



 

 

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