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About me

You may be experiencing stress in one or more of its many forms- issues with sleep, eating, fixation, fear, rumination, motivation and mood. You may even have been told you 'have' anxiety or depression or given a different diagnosis. You may be traumatised. You may just know that things could be better. Whether your distress is new or you can trace it back in time some years, you are now ready to move on from the past, reclaim your resiliency and thrive moving forward.

As a human givens psychotherapist and counselor, I work from the understanding that emotional wellbeing and clear thinking is the natural result of having our physical and emotional needs met in balance. We have been "given" these needs as, well as resources to meet them, by nature.

Working together we can identify practical steps you can take to build a better and more robust life for yourself. This can look like developing coping skills, harnessing imagination for problem-solving, resolving traumatic memories, or gathering courage for bigger changes. Most people can be helped in 4-6 sessions, although some people only need one or two and others with more complex difficulties may require more. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Human Givens PostGrad Diploma: Human Givens Psychotherapist (Human Givens Institute - UK) - 2021

Member organisations


Human Givens Institute (HGI)

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Human Givens Institute

Accredited Register Scheme

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Human Givens Institute

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£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

We will work on a session by session basis, no monthly contracts or advance notice of stopping therapy. I only ask that if you need to cancel an appointment you do so with at least 24 hours notice. 

Sessions are between 60 and 90 minutes and cost £75. Payable on the day via bank transfer or cash.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I use booking app called Koalendar, which you can access to book sessions yourself should you choose to do so. This is useful for looking ahead and planning. 

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Home office is wheelchair accessible but toilet is up a set of steep stairs.

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