"This expanded edition of Emmy van Deurzen's classic work on existential therapy is more urgently needed today than when it was first published. In our contemporary psychotherapy world, more intent on scientific credibility and 'cure' for discomfort than on challenge to fuller living, this deeply wise book calls us back to a respect for the human dimensions of our practice. The new case study which concludes the book is a moving testimony to the efficacy of this approach where all else seems to fail." - Betty Cannon, President, Boulder Psychotherapy Institute, and author of Sartre and Psychoanalysis, USA
"Emmy van Deurzen is a leading figure in the field of existential psychology who has written a comprehensive volume that illuminates how the problems of living can be the ideal focus of psychotherapy. She demonstrates how existential therapy invites people to engage in exploring universal human struggles as a way of living fully." - Gerald Corey, Professor Emeritus of Human Services, California State University at Fullerton, USA
"This book's strongest point is to give philosophy a significant place within psychology, especially with this form of psychotherapy" - Yves Laberge, Clinical Psychology Forum
About the Author
Emmy van Deurzen is an existential psychotherapist, counselling psychologist and philosopher, who has published numerous books and who lectures internationally on a broad range of existential topics. She was the founder of Regent’s College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, of the Society for Existential Analysis and of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London, which she continues to direct. Her private practice, Dilemma Consultancy Ltd. is based in Sheffield and London.