Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Darren Langdridge - The Open University
This contemporary introduction provides a comprehensive survey of past and present existential ideas, philosophers and practice. Darren Langdridge makes existential therapy accessible through clear language, numerous case studies, chapter summaries, activities and further reading lists.
The three parts cover all the key areas taught on existential therapy courses, from the fundamental theory of - and key figures in - the approach, to its application in practice, using illustrative case studies. The final section develops contemporary cross-cutting issues in existential therapy, including the role of language/narrative, power and politics, and evaluation research.
Trainees to existential therapy will find in this book a comprehensive, practical overview of the key areas of theory and practice, while more experienced trainees and practitioners will gain insights into contemporary developments in existential therapy today.
'Scholarly yet accessible, required reading for students of existential psychotherapy' -
Tim Le Bon is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, life coach, philosophical counsellor and author of Wise Therapy
Excellent access point for this approach. Accessible and challenging by turns
The explanations give the reader a clear understanding of existentialism - where it came from and what it is. The case studies help bring it to life.