Trees and Mountains



With the human givens approach, it's possible for you to overcome emotional difficulties and get your life working again – quickly. Situated in Broomhill at the elegant Practice Rooms, we can help individuals to overcome experiences associated with the following 


Sleep Problems
Postnatal Depression
Low Self Esteem
Panic Attacks

Smoking Cessation

Anxiety Related to Childbirth

Fear of Public Speaking

Wild Flowers


I was suffering from PTSD  after years of domestic violence and finding it hard to move on.  Rayna was extremely easy to talk to and very calming in her approach. The [rewind] technique was amazing and really helped me settle my thoughts. I highly recommend this technique—it was very calming and definitely works in reducing the trauma and stress that happens in everyday life after a horrible experience.  I have moved on from my past and feel positive about future relationships. Rayna is a fantastic listener and a very caring person. 

—Katy age 44, suffered symptoms of PTSD for the past 30 years, achieved therapeutic goals in three sessions
    May 2021 



What are they and what do they have to do with therapy?

We all know that we have physical needs – for food, water, warmth and shelter – which must be sufficiently met to enable us to survive and thrive. But people often don’t realise that certain emotional needs are just as crucial for both our mental and physical health. Decades of health and social research have revealed, for instance, that a sense of security, intimacy, social connection, status, autonomy and control, competence and achievement, and meaning and purpose are also vital, if we are to stay in good health and feel fulfilled in our lives. Our innate resources for helping us meet these needs include the ability to build rapport, empathise and connect with others; to learn, problem solve, remember and plan; to use our imaginations productively; and to step back and take an objective look at our circumstances. When any of our important needs is seriously unmet over a significant period or any of our resources is not made best use of, mental and physical ill health may develop.

This is why, when human givens practitioners work with people in mental distress, they look for what is missing in those people’s lives and seek ways to redress that, as well as teaching them important life-coping skills.


Meet the Therapist

Rayna Mayer grew up in Los Angeles California. She is trained as a birth and postnatal doula and a childbirth educator. She discovered the human givens approach after searching for a way to help women affected by childbirth related trauma. In 2016 she moved to England to further study the human givens in London. 


Rayna is now settled in Sheffield and is a trainee psychotherapist and counsellor in the human givens approach. She completed her training and opened her practice at the end of 2019 and is under the supervision of an accomplished psychotherapist. Rayna has direct experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, symptoms of PTSD and c-PTSD. She holds a current enhanced DBS check and can work with both adults and young people. 


Meet the Therapist

Toby Mayer has a background in community work, theatre and organizational change. He is an explorer of human relationships, a writer, mentor, teacher and speaker. 


Toby's passion for the individual's struggle in the workplace has lead him to the human givens approach. He completed his training in December 2020 and is now practicing as a trainee psychotherapist and counsellor in the human givens approach and currently under the supervision of an experienced psychotherapist. Toby holds a current enhanced DBS check and can work with both adults and young people. 


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