This book achieves what it sets out to do: “to introduce readers to the rich tapestry of existential therapeutic approaches”. I found it concise and easy to read, despite the fact that it deals with some fairly complex ideas. I found much in Mick Cooper’s book of interest and have found myself using some of the therapeutic interventions he describes, with my own clients.
‘Existentialism’ Articles in the CounsellingResource.com Library
Materials included under the heading of existential approaches draw on the body of philosophical thought known as existentialism and focus on fundamental questions of existence such as how one creates meaning in life.
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Existential approaches to counselling and psychotherapy focus on exploring the challenges and paradoxes of human existence, rather than psychopathology.
‘Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice’ offers a remarkably accessible introduction to existential work which will be of interest both to practitioners and to clients evaluating this approach.
While roughly in agreement in many areas, existential and person-centred approaches to counselling each reveal weaknesses in the other as well as offering straightforward ways to augment therapeutic practice.