NSPC is proud to announce a new publication written by members of the Academic Team "Existential Therapy - Responses to Frequently Asked Questions"

  • Tuesday 12th September 2023

NSPC is proud to announce a new publication written by members of the Academic Team, Claire Arnold-Baker, Simon Wharne, Nancy Hakim Dowek, Neil Gibson, Jo Molle and with Emmy van Deurzen.

Existential Therapy is the prefect introduction to existential philosophy and its application to therapeutic practice and everyday life. The authors, all experienced therapists, are to be congratulated for demystifying existential therapy. Their accessible, refreshingly jargon-free approach provides a companionable guide to this most practical of philosophies. Anyone interested in the nature of human existence – whether trainee, practitioner, client or the general reader – will find here inspiring and creative ways of meet the inevitable challenges of living.’

Simon du Plock, DCPsych, is Senior Research Fellow at the Metanoia Institute, London

‘Existentialism has a reputation for being rather dense and consequently it is often misunderstood. This book shows that when written about well, its questions can become understandable, its insights can become practical and its relevance can become contemporary. The authors, all experts and teachers in the field, have distilled their experience and knowledge into highly coherent and readable overview.’

Martin Adams, PhDauthor of Skills in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy (with E. van Deurzen). A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling and An Existential Approach to Human Development.

In Existential Therapy: Responses to Frequently Asked Questions, the authors address those questions most frequently asked by potential clients of existential therapy or by people beginning their training or those interested in counselling or psychotherapy.

The book is divided into five parts, with each focusing on responding to questions about different elements of existential theory and its practice and applications:

Part 1: Existential philosophy

Part 2: Existential method and theory

Part 3: Existential skills and practice

Part 4: Existential applications in different contexts

Part 5: Existential relevance to everyday life

The Q&A format, presented in accessible language, emphasises commonly unknown or misunderstood areas that are typically overlooked.