After a twenty year career in the armed forces, Malcolm began his training in the Human Givens approach in 2007 and is now a highly experienced HG practitioner and supervisor. For nine years he worked full time in the NHS in the West Midlands, initially on a pilot study of the Human Givens approach. This developed into a series of NHS psychotherapy roles in which he continued to use the Human Givens methodology.
His work in the NHS mainly involved treatment of cases that were demarcated from conventional services because of their complexity or severity, such as those with complex trauma, those with a background of violence or criminality, secondary care patients, trafficked individuals and asylum seekers. At any given time, approximately half of his client list presented with suicidal ideation.
Whilst in the NHS, he undertook training in different approaches to treatment and completed an MA in Human Givens psychotherapy followed by a Doctorate in Social Practice. He left the NHS in 2017 and moved to Scotland where he has a private practice, which includes work at the Prince’s Trust in Glasgow.