Moving Forward to a Brighter Future

Amanda Johns, Psychotherapist and Counsellor, HG.Dip.P, DSFH, HPD

Human Givens Practitioner, MHGI


New Year Resolutions? Smokefree, weight loss, drug free, dry January, motivation?

New Year - New start and stick to it!


How would you like your life to be different?

Would you like some help making those changes now?

Do you need help with:

  • Reducing anxiety and stress
  • Over-coming depression, sadness and loneliness
  • Trauma - bullying, abuse, domestic violence, accidents
  • Addictions
  • Weight issues

New Year – new start and stick to it.

  • Sleep issues
  • OCD
  • Conquering phobias and fears
  • Improving motivation and performance
  • Coping with difficult circumstances
  • And many other situations that may affect your mental wellbeing

Please take some time to explore these pages and contact Amanda if you have any questions.

As a Maidenhead based Human Givens psychotherapist and counsellor Amanda is qualified and experienced in helping people overcome many of the very common problems of modern-day life – such as anxiety, low mood, poor sleep, trauma, phobias and addictions. 

She will work with you to address your specific issues and how you can make changes that fit into your life and how you want to live it. It’s got to feel right for you and that’s why the therapy will help you find solutions that are specific to you rather than being prescriptively told what to do.

Sometimes we can get really stuck in life and don’t know what to do to help ourselves. Coming to therapy can allow you to borrow someone else's brain to help you look at things more objectively. Heightened anxiety, which many people struggle with, can make it very difficult to think straight. Added to this our family and friends are often too close to us and things can get too emotional on both sides. Indeed, sometimes they are part of the 'difficulty'. 

An important part of therapy is often helping the client to calm down so that they can see things differently and then be able to start making changes. A welcome by product of this relaxation is that client's often notice their sleep improving and that they have more motivation to get things done.

Things can change and, no matter how bad things have become, Amanda can work with you to identify your goals and then find strategies that work for you so that you can make the changes and improvements you need. Sometimes the emotional de-activation of a 'trauma' you've experienced through an effective, non-voyeuristic technique called 'Rewind' can make a profound difference in your life.

This therapy, which is individually tailored to you, can help you to re-discover the real you and allow you to live the life you want and deserve.

To help people make these changes Amanda uses the 'human givens' approach to psychotherapy and counselling (http://www.hgi.org.uk)This science-based approach provides many different tools and techniques that can be used to assist a client to move forward as effectively and as swiftly as possible. It is a synthesis of the best and most effective practice in current therapy and is constantly evolving and improving. It works from the basis that people have 'needs', such as, the need for security, privacy, attention, emotional connection and meaning and the 'resources', such as, having an imagination, being logical and being creative that can help get those 'needs' met. These needs and resources are the human 'givens'. If a person's needs are not met, or are out of balance, or their resources are damaged, missing, used too little or even too much, then people can become increasingly distressed. This framework allows Amanda to work effectively with a broad range of issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma and addiction. This solution-focused brief therapy can be surprisingly simple and complex at the same time.

Amanda Johns, Psychotherapist and Counsellor, HG.Dip.P, DSFH, HPD