Existential Therapy

Existential Therapy

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Existential Therapy can help people with psychological difficulties including Anxiety, Sexual Problems and Suicidal Ideation.  Existential Therapy can also assist people with Chronic or Terminal Illness as well as victims of Abuse.

How It Works?

Existential Therapy is a Humanistic Therapy which focuses on the philosophical doctrine of existentialism.  In practice the therapist supports the patient to make sense of life whilst promoting the existentialist belief that life has no essential or predetermined meaning and the individual is entirely free and ultimately responsible, so meaning has to be found or created.  The therapist supports the patient to live more authentically and purposefully whilst accepting the limitations of being human and focusing on the “here and now”.

 

A Recent Testimonial

“I cannot comment positively enough on the psychologist I saw at The British CBT & Counselling Service. She provided a structured yet flexible framework for discussing my issues, was insightful and at times necessarily firm and challenging which was exactly the sort of counsellor I had hoped to be paired with”.
Rebecca - Clapham

What Does the Research Say?

Systematic corroborative evidence for Existential Therapy is relatively limited.  Some research into sexual problems notes the use of Existential Therapy as effective in assisting people with sexual problems working to accept their own sex and sexuality.  Additionally, research into the use of Gestalt and Existential therapy for those who are experiencing difficulties with mortality has shown a benefit from an existential approach that addresses an individual’s mind/body experiences in relation to chronic illness.

Further Reading

For more information, see Existential Therapy

 

Recommended Books:

Transpersonal Psychotherapy: Theory And Practice by Nigel Wellings & Elizabeth Wilde McCormick

Existential Therapies by Mick Cooper

Fees

Prices can be found on our Fees Page. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call 0800 002 9068 or fill out a contact form.

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Psychologists

All of our Psychologists offer Cognitive Therapy, click here to view the team.