‘An unexamined life is not worth living’ – Socrates
Why existential therapy?
Existential psychotherapy works on the premise that a truthful response to being human is to face the anxiety inherent in being alive. What this means is that it is up to each and every one of us to find our own meaningful path in life and to negotiate difficult challenges along the way. Often we feel overwhelmed, confused and alone in trying to find the right choice for ourselves, or in failing to make necessary changes to our lives. We feel stuck in a destructive cycle from which there seems to be no escape. Existential psychotherapy offers an opportunity for unconditional support through this process, encouraging deep personal exploration and providing an alternative perspective which lends clarity to the confusion; it encourages self-reflection and autonomy and a commitment to living one’s life to one’s fullest potential. Whether you simply need ongoing support through a difficult time; whether you need to understand yourself in a sudden and troubling new context; whether you feel paralysed by what life has thrown at you; come and talk to me about what is going on for you and I will work with you towards an understanding that creates for you a more hopeful way of being you.
The work is strictly confidential. I offer both long and short-term work, with sessions taking place either once or twice weekly at a consistent time. Some evening and weekend slots are available.
Issues commonly brought to psychotherapy include;
Stress and anxiety
Shock and Trauma