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Are you interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy or just starting out in your training? Trying to get to grips with the many different approaches and decide which are right for you? This book can help! An ideal introductory text that assumes no prior knowledge, leading authors in the field provide overviews of 26 counselling and psychotherapy approaches in accessible, jargon-free terms. Each approach is discussed using the same framework to enable easy comparison and evaluation, covering: • Development of the Therapy • Theory and Basic Concepts • Practice • Which Clients Benefit Most? • Case study Four further chapters offer an insight into the therapeutic relationship, working with diversity, professional issues, and research, while resources such as suggested reading, discussion issues, appendices of further information and a ...

Existential Therapy
Existential Therapy
Emmy van Deurzen
Introduction

Existential therapy is a philosophical approach. It aims to help people get more clarity and perspective on their difficulties. It zooms in on the detail of a person’s predicament, following their feelings to connect to their deepest point of pain in order to understand what it is that matters most to them. Existential therapy highlights the contradictions and paradoxes in a person’s experience and places these issues in the wider context of the inevitable challenges of human existence. It facilitates a better grasp of life, greater engagement with the world and a sense of inner authority, passion and liberation. It does this by inviting the person to ask her own questions, considering her troubles from many different angles and ...

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