Psychotherapy and Wellbeing

The main framework used in my work is from The Human Givens (HG) psychology model which is based on current scientific research and understandings of how the human brain functions and how humans survive and thrive.

The HG approach can help you feel better today as it provides a natural and excellent framework to help you make positive changes to your life. It is truly holistic and encompasses all effective approaches to helping people. I also use the In8 resources which are a practical use of the HG organising ideas.

According to HG and In8 the needs model of wellbeing simply means that humans are born with innate skills (Resources / Capabilities) which they use in order to get the nourishment they need (Needs / Motivators) from the surrounding environment.

This nourishment consists of those things which are needed for a human being to thrive. Everything we do can be considered as an attempt to obtain necessary nourishment - hence the innate needs can also be motivators.

My work is three-fold:-

  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Organisations (bespoke training around wellbeing)

What’s on offer?

  • Psychotherapy – one to one sessions only. No group psychotherapy programmes offered.
  • Wellbeing - using the needs model of wellbeing – either one to one or in groups
  • Relaxation - offered one to one or in groups
  • Retreats - small group retreats

Membership & Registration

I am a member of the Human Givens Institute (MHGI) who is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This means that as HG Psychotherapists we meet the high standards set by the PSA for governance, standard setting, education, training, information management and complaints. We must maintain high ethical standards as this gives the public greater protection and guarantees a minimum level of training and continuing professional development.

3 Linked rings, Group, Individuals, Training


I have no criminal record and have an Enhanced Disclosure Criminal Record Certificate.


I am registered under the Data Protection Act with the Information Commissioner’s Office. All records concerning clients will be kept secure and accessed only by me. No information or records will be passed on without the client’s consent.

Link to Professional Standards Authority Link to Human Givens Link to in8