No. Our training is deliberately designed to be suitable for everyone: professionals looking for CPD and people interested for personal reasons. Each course is presented in clear, jargon-free language so as many people as possible can benefit from the information, techniques and skills we teach.
There are a few courses, however, such as The Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure, where you need to attend another of our courses first so that you have the necessary skills to get the most out of attending. (You will see on an individual course’s page if this is the case.)
Each of our courses gives you important new information that will immediately increase your understanding of its subject, along with proven techniques and/or skills that will make you more effective.
If you work in the caring professions, you can use what you’ve learnt the very next day. If you are new to the field of mental health, we recommend you take time to practice what you are learning and attend as many courses as possible to build up your knowledge and skills.
You don’t need to apply to start Part 1 of the HG Diploma, but to secure a place on your chosen Part 2 course (link to dates panel on product page), you will need to complete a Diploma Application form – read more.
If you haven’t yet done any of our courses, we recommend you take at least one or two of our diploma-linked courses before applying, to make sure our training is for you.
If you’d like to talk to someone about the Diploma, please call us on +44 (0)1323 811690 9.30am–5.30pm (GMT) or email us to request a callback.
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. The Professional Standards Authority was established to protect the public through its work with organisations that register and regulate people working in health and social care. Accountable to the UK Parliament, its reports help Parliament monitor and improve the protection of the public.
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.
Most employers, including the NHS, look for psychotherapists and counsellors who belong to a recognised register accredited by the PSA.
If you give us at least 7 days’ notice, we’re happy to change your booking to an alternative date or venue, as long as there is availability at that event. If less than 7 days notice is given we may need to make an administration charge.
We are also happy to change the name of the delegate for your booking if someone else would like to go in your stead.
We are happy to issue a credit note for a future course, minus a £15 administration fee, if you have to cancel your place on a 1- or 2-day course more than seven days in advance, and are genuinely unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. An administration fee of £45 (to cover costs incurred) is deducted if less than seven days’ notice is given.
In the unlikely circumstances of any of our courses being interrupted as the result of a natural or unforeseen disaster, or illness of the tutor, it will be rescheduled. If you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, you will be given a full credit for a future event. We reserve the right to change tutors if necessary.
If your employer is paying for your place/s and you need an invoice, please send us an official purchase order or letter of authorisation from your organisation (you can email it to us) detailing who we should invoice and where. We regret that we cannot invoice individuals for places.