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Human Givens Counselling and Psychotherapy

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The human givens approach draws on the latest findings from psychology and neurobiology about how people really function and what we need to lead fulfilling lives.

It takes into account research that has established which psychotherapeutic techniques are the most effective for relieving a wide range of emotional distress and behavioural difficulties.


Treatment starts out with your practitioner finding out about you and the difficulties you are experiencing. More often than not, right from the first session they will also begin using relaxation methods, together with a wide range of other techniques.

These exercises work to activate your own natural resources and are key to providing you with immediate relief from psychological stress.

Your practitioner will also work out some achievable and realistic goals to focus on, starting with small manageable steps and continuing at a pace which suits you. You will work together to set goals that are clear and meaningful to you.

From here on they will activate your natural resources to help you to feel better and take back control of your life.

At each session they check out what effects the treatment is having for you and, if necessary, work through any unanticipated difficulties.

Treatment ends when you’re happy that you’ve made enough progress to continue living a healthy life without regular assistance from your practitioner. (Human givens therapists do not encourage people to become dependent on therapy.)


The human givens approach is supported by Primary Care Mental Health Education (Primhe), affiliated with the Royal College of General Practitioners, and your practitioner is a member of the accrediting professional body, the Human Givens Institute (HGI), and abide by their professional conduct and ethics policies.

The Human Givens Institute’s professional register of human givens therapists and counsellors has been accredited in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). The Professional Standards Authority is an independent statutory body established to protect the public through its work with organisations that register and regulate people working in health and social care.


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Therapists at Ashlins

Jim Aberdein is our Human Givens practitioner.

All of our therapists are:

  • suitably trained,
  • fully qualified,
  • fully insured,
  • members of a relevant professional body.

Book an appointment by calling 020 8520 5268


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Aggregate Review : All Reviews  4.8 out of 5 , 201 votes , 233 reviews

Just wanted to thank Jim Aberdein, for the 2 sessions we had, the second one being just to thank him for helping me understand my anxiety. He made me see it as a constructive experience and helped me realise the important things in my life.
And if I ever have any issues or know someone that needs help I will definitely recommend him.
It was a pleasure and an honour to meet you Jim, and I really enjoyed our last session.

Kind regards,

Jim Aberdein was very understanding of my anxieties and quickly helped me get back to normal. I was beginning to find it hard to think clearly, and getting anxious about silly things I wouldn't normally - I recognised the signs of stress. Having experienced the healing powers of hypnotherapy in the past I didn't hang around to wait for it to get worse and made an appointment with Jim. Jim listened to all my various issues and was able to help sort through them and show me ways to calm down. Over the course of three weeks (three appointments), I was feeling so much better, back in control.. and relaxed. Thank you Jim.

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