Marion Brown Human Givens psychotherapist , G84
Registered Human Givens psychotherapist in private practice 2011 - 2018. Please note that I have now retired from private practice offering therapy sessions. I am happy to be contacted (preferably by email) for information.
I have a background in family business and small business management - and have a special interest in 'stress' and interpersonal conflict - and the distress that can arise from this. I am also a (retired) qualified mediator.
The Human Givens approach ( www.hgi.org.uk ) offers very effective and powerful alternatives to enable people to understand what is happening to them and to begin to take steps to do something about it - so that they can begin to feel better as quickly as possible and get on with living their lives (and without prescribed mood-altering medication). This is a supported self-help approach and quite often only one or two appointments are sufficient - always with the option of further appointments as and when these may be required.
Through my work I have become very concerned to learn (confidentially from clients, from further contacts and extensive research of my own) of the very difficult experiences people are having with antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications and sedatives taken 'as prescribed' - often difficulties with 'side effects' and 'withdrawal' problems - and/or developing problems over the longer term which are not currently recognised as such by the prescriber(s). I offer support to people struggling with these complex issues. My Welldoing articles (see 'Articles' tab on my profile page) summarise what my work and further research have found. My twitter account @recover2renew is largely used to share resources and raise awareness around 'the issues with the meds', which so many people are finding themselves struggling around.
This podcast contains information and references: https://www.hgi.org.uk/resources/podcasts/why-antidepressants-need-be-understood
I have run group workshops to introduce people to Human Givens concepts - and use of the in8 Cards - in a variety of contexts. I recommend these cards as a hugely useful and versatile resource available from www.in8.uk.com (and based on Human Givens concepts).
Training and qualifications
BSc, MBA, Chartered MCIPD, HG.Dip.P, Scottish Mediation, MHGI (retired)
No longer in private practice (retired end 2018)