A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling
- Martin Adams - New School of Psychotherapy and Regent's College, London
A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling is just that: a brief and accessible pocket guide to the underlying theory & practice of the existential approach.
Addressing everything a new trainee needs to know and do in a way that is entirely accessible and jargon-free, this book:
- Provides a short history of the existential tradition
- Puts key concepts into contexts, showing how theory translates into practice
- Discusses issues in the therapeutic process
- Shows how to work effectively with whatever the client brings to the session
- Addresses the significance of existential thought in the wider world
This book will be the perfect companion to new trainees looking to embark on their path to thinking and practicing existentially.
Martin Adams is a practitioner and supervisor in private practice and a Lecturer at the New School of Psychotherapy and Regents College, both in London.
'A concise introduction to existential counselling is a superb addition to the literature on existential counselling and psychotherapy. Martin Adams provides an excellent overview of the field for those who are new to it at the same time as distilling key features in a way which will be valuable for experienced practitioners. His talent for describing complex issues in an accessible and entertaining way makes this book a real delight, and the clear application of ideas means that it will be extremely useful for those who wish to integrate existential theories and practices into their work' -
Meg Barker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University
The author has achieved the impossible by producing an accessible and comprehensive book about existential counselling...The great strength of this books is that it has made some of the formidable concepts of existential counselling approachable. It has enabled me to build on my superficial knowledge of writers like Yalom and Frankl, and my unsuccessful struggle with Sartre, to achieve a pragmatic understanding. I have started to feel optimistic that it would be possible for me to incorporate an existential perspective into my own practice.
In this short book, Adams captures the essence of EC and links it to real life situations. Very accessible book to students at every level
An accesible summary of this counsellling approach which I will be recommending to my Diploma students. Complex concepts explained clearly.