I am a Human Givens therapist and this approach is a set of organising ideas that provide a holistic, scientific framework for understanding the way that individuals and society work. It encompasses the latest scientific understandings from neurobiology and psychology.

What Are The Human Givens?
We all have basic emotional needs; such as the need for love, security, connection and control, and the self-esteem which arises from feeling competent in different areas of our lives.

We also have the 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 different situations.

It is these needs and resources together, which are built into our biology, that make up the Human Givens. When emotional needs are not met in balance or when our resources are used incorrectly, we suffer distress.

Human Givens therapists focus on helping clients identify unmet emotional needs and empower them to meet these needs by utilising their own natural resources in new ways. To do this they use a variety of up-to-date, proven, brief solution oriented techniques. To find out more about the Human Givens approach and other helpful information, please visit the Human Givens Institute website.