About the college

Human Givens College has been providing training in the best ways to treat mental health and behavioural problems for over twenty years.

Excellent, practical and empowering – HG is a genuine breath of fresh air in the world of psychology and therapy

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

We care passionately about improving mental health and reducing suffering – our aim is to support improvements in mental and physical healthcare, education and social services, by making readily available the necessary psychological knowledge and proven therapeutic skills that make it easier for you to reduce the considerable emotional distress and behavioural problems that increasing numbers of children and adults are experiencing.

As well as giving you essential psychological knowledge and proven practical skills, our down-to-earth training has introduced new research and insights into the causes and drivers of common conditions such as depression, addiction, anxiety disorders, trauma and psychosis which, when combined with the human givens framework for mental health and wellbeing, are revolutionising effective treatment.


Graduates of the Human Givens Diploma to practitioner level are eligible to join the Human Givens Institute’s Professional Register of human givens practitioners, which is independently accredited in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) – this is the same government authority that oversees BACP, the General Medical Council, UKCP and many others.

This Mark of Quality assures the general public, service commissioners and employers that human givens practitioners belong to a register vetted and approved by an independent statutory body.

Accreditation with the PSA was achieved by the Institute following a rigorous process of evidence provision and demonstration of high standards in all of the measured areas. The Human Givens Institute successfully met the PSA’s high standards in: governance, education and training, managing the register, setting standards, providing information and complaints handling.

Accreditation also offers practitioners working in counselling and psychotherapy a means, by joining the HGI, of demonstrating their personal commitment to meeting high standards.

Educational Director Sue Saunders discusses the HG approach to treating mental illness, human givens counselling and our training events with Briane Greene of Dublin City FM Radio
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