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Trainee Member

Last updated:  May 2024 


Trainee Membership of the HGI (previously known as Graduate Member or GHGI) is open to anyone who has passed Part 2 of the Human Givens Diploma and is a pre-requisite for those seeing clients.

Most Trainee Members will be working towards taking their Practitioner Level Assessment (Part 3 of the Diploma) which fully qualifies them to work as a human givens therapist and upgrade to a Registered Member of the HGI.  Please note: Where this is the case, they must make their status as an 'HG Trainee Therapist' or 'HG Trainee Counsellor' clear to potential clients, list their diploma qualification as HG.Dip.P. (Trainee) and always refer to themselves in full as a 'Trainee Member of the HGI'.

Benefits of Trainee Membership:

  • Access to the HGI website's Professional Members' Area and its various resources and important updates for HG Therapists
  • Listing on the Trainee Therapists Directory on the HGI website – this will be launched on our new website in due course
  • Use of the Trainee Membership version of the HGI logo – please see above note about always ensuring clarity of your trainee status
  • Personalised HGI stationery PDF artwork ready for printing – includes: sales leaflet, letterhead, business card, compliment slip and receipt pad
  • Regular membership bulletins
  • Advanced invitation to HGI conference and any other special HGI-hosted events
  • Special offers on HG College CPD training
  • Certificate of membership (renewed annually)


  • Agreement to HGI ethics policy
  • Agreement to HGI professional conduct policy
  • Completion of annual Continuous Professional Development and submission of CPD record card
  • Regular supervision with an accredited HG supervisor

If also in private practice:

  • Professional indemnity insurance (copy of current certificate)
  • Fitness to Practise declaration
  • Written confirmation of your DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate (if relevant) indicating level of disclosure.

Annual Fee:


How to join:

If you meet the elegibility requirements above and haven't yet received your invitation to join the HGI (or you have misplaced it), please contact the HGI Membership Secretary, via email: [email protected], or by post to: The Human Givens Institute, Chalvington, East Sussex, BN27 3TD, UK.

Please note.  If you have been the subject of any substantiated complaint, in any previous formal role, or have any pending or current court or disiplinary proceedings against you, then this will need to be declared when you apply to register for Trainee Membership of the HGI. Depending on the circumstances and outcomes, this may affect your eligibility to join. If you would like to discuss whether this applies in your own circumstances, please contact us.


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