Richard Cavaliero

Effective Therapy

The human givens approach is supported in the UK by Primary Care Mental Health Education (Primhe), affiliated with the Royal College of General Practioners, and as a member of our professional bodies, The Human Givens Institute (HGI) and The European Therapy Studies Institute (ETSI), I abide by their professional conduct and ethics policies.

An effective psychotherapist:

  • understands depression and how to lift it
  • helps immediately with anxiety & trauma problems
  • is prepared to give information and advice as needed
  • will not use jargon or psychobabble
  • will not tell you that counselling or psychotherapy has to be 'painful'
  • will not unduly dwell on the past
  • will be supportive when difficult feelings emerge
  • will not encourage people to get overly emotional
  • may assist you to develop your social skills
  • will help you draw on your own resources
  • will be considerate of the effects of counselling on the people close to you
  • may teach you to relax deeply
  • will help you think about your problems in new and more empowering ways
  • uses a wide range of proven techniques, as appropriate
  • may ask you to do things between sessions
  • will take as few sessions as possible
  • will increase your self confidence and ensure you feel better each session
    • * this list was prepared by the ethical comittee of ETSI (The European Ethical Studies Institute)

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