Human Givens

Human Givens Psychotherapy is a talking therapy, using proven therapeutic techniques, ancient wisdom and the most up-to-date psychological knowledge. I am highly trained and accredited through the Human Givens Institute. The term Human Givens refers to the basic emotional needs we are all born with and the innate resources we possess which enable us to fulfil these needs.

The Human Givens approach is a set of organising ideas that provides a holistic, scientific framework for understanding the way that individuals and society work.

At its core is a highly empowering idea – that human beings, like all organic beings, come into this world with a set of needs. If those needs are met appropriately, it is not possible to be mentally ill. Perhaps no more powerful a statement could ever be made about the human condition: If human beings’ needs are met, they won’t get depressed; they cannot have psychosis; they cannot have manic depression; they cannot be in the grip of addictions. It is just not possible.