Welcome to the Companion Website

Welcome to the companion website for Skills in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy, Second Edition, by Emmy van Deurzen and Martin Adams. The video resources on the site have been specifically designed to support your study.

About the book:

Watch the video below, showing a conversation between Emmy van Deurzen and Martin Adams talking about the new edition, the changes that are included and some of the discoveries they made in the process of writing and re-writing the book.

This is the definitive practical introduction to a skills-based approach in existential therapy. Accessible for those without a philosophical background, it describes the concrete and tangible skills, tasks and interactions of existential practice. It covers the theoretical background and history of existential therapy, along with taking a phenomenological approach to practice and individual clients.

This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent thinking, and expanded to include:

  • A new chapter on the applications of existential therapy in wider contexts, such as supervision and coaching.
  • A new chapter covering professional issues and challenges, such as working in the NHS, engaging with research and the use of the Internet in existential therapy.
  • This companion website which includes video content, featuring the authors explaining each chapter’s underpinning theory, and demonstrating the principles in practice.

A much needed resource for trainees as well as experienced practitioners keen to expand their knowledge, the authors make the existential approach accessible to all those who wish to find out what it has to offer.


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