Existential psychotherapy explores the inner conflicts that we all have and the anxieties people feel when we confront life's ultimate concerns. This might include the inevitability of death, the rights to freedom along with the responsibilities that this brings, plus feelings of isolation and meaninglessness that you might experience. Existentialists believe that life has no essential (given) meaning and that you have to make your own sense of the world.

Who it can benefit:

Existential psychotherapy is often used with people battling addiction or substance misuse. It can also help with depression and anxiety. Existential therapy can help you with excessive emotions, such as feelings of guilt, shame, anger and can be used for people who experience psychosis.

How I will apply it to work with you

With its emphasis on positive choices and innate wisdom, existential therapy can help people who experience addiction make healthier, more self-aware choices. I will guide you to accept your fears and work on the skills necessary to overcome those fears through action. In existential psychotherapy, it is intended that your therapist will act as a guide, so I will be empathic and supportive to help you gain insight and make choices.

Get in touch

Do any, all, or some of the above therapeutic approaches resonate with you? Can you see yourself in some of the issues described? Do you feel that one, or a combination of, the therapies will be of benefit to you? Or do you simply want to learn more? If so, get in touch for a friendly and empathetic conversation so we can explore how to get started.