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Graduate Member (GHGI)

Last updated:  January 2024 


Open to anyone who has passed Parts 1 and 2 of the Human Givens Diploma Course – Graduate Membership is a pre-requisite for those seeing clients, particularly if they are working towards their Practitioner Level Qualification (Part 3).

NB. Although not a fully-qualified HG therapist, most Graduate Members will be working towards taking their Practitioner Level Assessment which qualifies them to work as a human givens therapist and therefore become a Registered Member of the HGI.  Please note: Where this is the case, they must make their status as 'HG Trainee Therapist' or 'HG Trainee Counsellor' clear to potential clients and list their diploma qualification as HG.Dip.P. (Trainee)

Benefits of GHGI membership:

  • Access to the HGI website's Professional Members' Area and its various resources and important updates for HG Therapists
  • Use of the letters GHGI after your academic qualifications
  • Use of the Graduate Membership version of the HGI logo (please see above note about always ensuring clarity of your trainee status)
  • Personalised GHGI 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)
  • 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 (GHGI) 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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