• Clinics in Oswestry and Wrexham

  • Telephone: Oswestry 01691 333 321 – Wrexham 01978 696 321



What is Human Social Functioning – HSF ?

A unique approach for helping people find meaning and purpose in life:

  • to turn their frustration into creativity
  • to develop and grow
  • to find harmony and peace of mind
  • to help others to function better


Human Social Functioning (HSF) offers a unique approach to helping people. Although initially designed within a social work context, it can be used in many settings:

  • To help people with specific difficulties who are in need of support, counselling or therapy
  • To optimise functioning in a coaching context
  • To facilitate good functioning in the workplace


An integral aspect of HSF is a questionnaire – the Heimler Scale of Social Functioning (HSSF©). This can be used in a number of ways, to facilitate:

  • a client to understand their current functioning
  • clear communication between client and helper
  • the most appropriate therapeutic approach for an individual
  • as a self-help monitoring tool
  • communication with other professionals.


The HSF method works with:

  • Individuals
    • Adults
    • Young people (a youth scale is available)
    • School pupils (the Student Motivational Questionnaire – SMQ)
  • Couples
  • Groups
    • Families
    • Teams
    • Organisations
    • Businesses

Where did HSF originate?
Eugene (John) Heimler devised this method of helping people following his experiences in concentration camp during the war and later working with job seekers in UK.