I have recently graduated with my diploma in Human Givens Therapy. I am now duty-bound to have a period of supervised practice. Working under a highly esteemed psychotherapist and educator, I am taking on clients for psychotherapy to help them work through barriers to happiness and toward contentment. Want to know more about me? Click here.
'I felt like I could really trust Lois, even on my first session. This is my first time reaching out for therapy and I feel like Lois is a really good choice especially because she is so relatable. She is fab as what she does, very transparent and I trust her a lot with what I tell her. She puts a perspective on things that I feel like my brain just doesn't see until I've seen her. Every session feels like a weight lifted." March 2022
The Human Givens Model
The Human Givens Approach is a set of organising ideas that provides a holistic and scientific framework for understanding the way that individuals and society work. This framework encompasses the latest scientific understandings from neurobiology and psychology, as well as appreciating current sociological impacts on us as humans.
The Human Givens Model is a forward-facing, outcome focussed and proactive therapy. Your past is only relevant if it is having a day to day impact on your life. If you have some trauma that you have reconciled and packed away we don't need to 'talk about it.'
All forms of mental distress arise because, in one way or another, people’s physical or emotional needs are not being met. Human beings, like all organic beings, come into this world with a set of needs. If those needs are met appropriately and in balance and our coping skills are intact we will prosper. For more information click here.
How will it make a change ?
Our essential needs and our innate resources – the ‘givens’ of human nature – are at the heart of the Human Givens Approach. If all our needs are met in balance, making us confident about our place in the world and the people we connect with, we don’t suffer from disabling conditions, such as anxiety and stress, depression, addictions, phobias, OCD, PTSD or panic attacks.
Changing unhelpful thinking styles is just one part of a holistic process. We help clients take a different perspective on their situation; problem-solving, pointing to whatever lessons are required to build on coping skills and removing unwanted trapped memories of trauma using the rewind technique.
Sessions involve active engagement between client and therapist with homework set and measurable outcomes worked toward. We will work together to make you feel better.
Instead of being reliant on one ‘model’ of therapy – the Human Givens Approach is fluid and flexible, making use of several techniques and approaches which will best suit the particular client being worked with. This in sum delivers results.