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Human givens Walthamstow, E17 ,

Human Givens Psychotherapy

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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Your initial discovery call is free.

Subsequent appointments are arranged directly with Jim and cost £70.

Our Human Givens Practitioner

Jim Aberdein is our Human Givens practitioner.

All of our therapists are:

  • suitably trained,
  • fully qualified,
  • fully insured,
  • members of a relevant professional body.
Jim Aberdein (HG.Dip.P, BA Hons, ETSI, MHGI)

Jim Aberdein (HG.Dip.P, BA Hons, ETSI, MHGI)

Human Givens Counsellor and Psychotherapist

The uncertainties of our times have disrupted the emotional balance and daily lives of many.

You may be one — beset by anxiety or depression, for instance, or dealing with sleep disorders, panic attacks or grief over the death of a friend or relative. I am an experienced Human Givens counsellor and psychotherapist, practised at helping people find the resources they need to gain relief from distress and practical solutions to difficulties.

In addition to the conditions I’ve listed, I can help with phobias, post-traumatic stress, addiction (all kinds), self-confidence, self-harming, eating disorders, poor concentration and more.


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Aggregate Review : All Reviews  4.9 out of 5 , 214 votes , 246 reviews

I was suffering from debilitating depression and anxiety following the second wave of Covid-19. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I had never had psychotherapy before, but Jim has a very kind and calm manner which put me at ease and there was no pressure at all. The sessions felt natural and relaxed.

Jim showed me practical tools and techniques that have been so useful for lowering my anxiety levels. He also helped me reframe the negative thoughts I was having, which opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at things. We also did some very relaxing guided imagery.

Jim is very person-centred and really got to know me as an individual. He helped me to find joy in my hobbies again. This improved my mood and self-esteem, which in turn has literally allowed me to function. It’s been lovely. I’m playing the guitar and cooking nice meals and enjoying studying. It’s like coming alive again!

If you are thinking of reaching out to Jim, I would strongly recommend it. We had 9 Zoom sessions over a couple of months and he has helped me to feel like myself again after years of depression and anxiety

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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We are open 7 days a week for appointments with covid-safe procedures.

Mon - Fri: 9am-9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 6.30pm

020 8520 5268 (07917054771)

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Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 4:30pm, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Saturday 9:30am to 12:30pm, 1:30pm to 7:00pm

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