Existential Psychotherapy


Our therapeutic approach is based on an existential model, which is a philosophical approach of psychotherapy. It uses existential philosophy as a basis to understanding the challenges we experience in life as human beings.

 

Existential philosophy

Existential philosophy examines what it means to be a human being. It is wide and broad and often hard to define, but overall it examines what it means to live authentically, and focuses on choice, responsibility and freedom,  which we are born with and exercise as human beings.

 

It acknowledges anxiety as a central theme in the human experience, and as a response to life experiences such as loneliness, isolation, despair, and death. Anxiety arises when we are confronted with the limitations of life, and the fact that at times they are beyond our control.


Existential psychotherapy

The existential approach emphasises our power to make choices to live a more deliberate and meaningful life. It recognises the need for courage and taking risks as a way of bringing us closer to living the life we want to live.


Existential psychotherapy is a humanistic and positive approach, which views all difficulties we experience psychologically, as a response to the limitations we are faced with.


Even in the midst of uncertainty and suffering, existential psychotherapy recognises the possibility of transformation and living a more meaningful life, by living more passionately and creatively.