Once you’ve successfully passed all 3 parts of the Human Givens Diploma and been accepted as a Registered Member of the Human Givens Institute (HGI), you are accredited to practice as a human givens therapist or counsellor.
The HGI’s Professional Register of human givens practitioners is independently accredited in the UK* by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) – which also accredits BACP, UKCP, NCPS, the General Medical Council and many others.
As counselling and psychotherapy are self-regulated professions, it’s vital that all counsellors and therapists belong to a PSA Accredited Register.
The PSA 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, which is backed by the government to protect members of the public.
The NHS has recently updated their employment information, and now seeks counsellors who are on a PSA Accredited Register, such as the HGI’s.
NHS Choices states that “reputable therapists will be registered with a professional organisation that’s been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) – this means they have met the PSA’s required professional standards to practice”. On their page about professional accreditation, NHS Employers talk about the importance and benefits of belonging to an Accredited Register, view here.
Health Education England, on the NHS Health Careers website, also highlights the importance of PSA Accredited Registers under ‘Entry Requirements and Training’.
The Diploma is also a recognised part of the SCoPEd national training framework for counselling and psychotherapy, with approved routes for its graduates to progress through the framework’s 3 columns.
* Excluding the Channel Islands.