top of page

Human Givens Therapy

Human Givens is a solution-focused short-term effective psychotherapy which was devised by Ivan Tyrell, an English Psychotherapist and Joe Griffin, an Irish Psychologist in the late 1990s. It offers a profound understanding of emotional health and how we can achieve it through recognising our needs as humans and how we can get them met adequately in the environment we live in.


You can find out much more at the Human Givens website.


With Elaine’s help and expertise with Human Givens Therapy you can overcome many obstacles including: relationship issues, stress, depression, anxiety, OCD, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), low self-esteem, chronic Pain, panic attacks, self-harming, trauma, sleep problems, smoking cessation, weight management, phobias, addictions, eating disorders, coping with divorce, bereavement and loss, adapting to life changes, living with chronic illness, chronic fatigue, workplace stress, fear of public speaking, anxiety relating to childbirth, post natal depression and many other forms of emotional distress.

Strong and flexible
light splinters through


People have preconceptions about what it might be like working with a counsellor or therapist – which may not be true, and can stop many from working with a professional, even when they're suffering with poor mental health or behavioural patterns that are negatively impacting their life.


This information here may reassure you and give you an idea of what it would be like if you booked a session.


Firstly, sessions last for 1 hour or 75 minutes. Most people can be helped in 4 to 6 sessions – some people need only one or two and others with more complex difficulties may require more. The aim is to help you in as few sessions as possible.


All Human Givens therapists work with the same approach and we will:

  • Ensure that you start to feel better immediately – we don't believe you have to feel worse before you can feel better

  • Offer practical techniques to deal with mental and emotional distress

  • Use knowledge from your past to help you move on, rather than dwelling on it endlessly

  • Deal swiftly with trauma from the past using a technique that avoids your having to speak of all the details

  • Teach you how to relax so that you can deal better with life's challenges

  • Give you useful information about the neurology and biology of your difficulty, should it be helpful

  • Help you identify areas where your needs are not being well met and why this is so

  • Work out realistic and achievable goals for you

  • Agree on the best strategies for you to use

  • Help you to use and develop your own resources

  • Help you to develop valuable life skills which will enable you to make changes and move on.

We offer the highly effective REWIND technique to help clients move on from traumatic experiences and also counter condition addictive behaviour.

If you have a question or are unsure about whether therapy or counselling is right for you, please ask Elaine

bottom of page