Are you feeling low, exhausted, having disturbed sleep? Do you blame yourself when setbacks happen and feel your whole life is ruined?
Do you have repetitive negative thoughts - “I’ll never cope”, “it’s going to be awful”, or spend a lot of time worrying about future events?
Do you suffer panic attacks or phobias, struggle with anger or addiction?
It isn’t unusual to feel the emotions above – you’re not alone. It’s also not unusual to feel nervous about therapy – “Will I be judged?”, “Am I making a fuss?” are more common thoughts than you might imagine.
No; you won’t be judged and you’re not making a fuss. I provide a therapy setting where you can feel safe because I’ve been through these emotions myself.
As a Human Givens therapist, I will take time to listen, and understand your emotions without dwelling on them, because it’s not necessary to feel worse before you can feel better. We’ll use the Human Givens to agree intelligent goals, uncover your innate resources and make positive changes quickly and effectively.
We will even rehearse using your resources and making those changes at the end of each session; I always aim for you to leave feeling better than when you walked in.
How does the Human Givens approach differ from other forms of therapy?
Human Givens therapy is a form of brief therapy, combining proven therapeutic techniques with the most up to date psychological knowledge and typically taking four to six sessions.
The Human Givens framework enables us to see where a person’s life is not working well and to tailor fluid and flexible solutions for each individual. We use a combination of powerful, effective psychological interventions including education, the most helpful elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), relaxation, mindfulness and guided imagery as appropriate.
Rehearsing success using guided imagery smooths the process of applying the techniques learnt in the therapy room to real life.
If you’d like to take the first step please get in touch and we can have a no-obligation, no-charge fifteen minute chat, on the phone or via email whichever you prefer, just to get to know each other and help you decide whether you think I’m the right person to help you...
Training, qualifications & experience
Human Givens Institute
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
“Having struggled with depression and anxiety issues on and off for several years and having no luck with other methods, I was pleasantly surprised at how much difference was made in so few sessions. Rob provides practical advice in a relaxing, non-judgmental atmosphere and I would highly recommend giving his techniques a try. He has given me the tools I need to feel much more like my old self again.” - Alice