Monthly Archives: February 2011

Existential Therapy

From Dryden’s Handbook of Individual Therapy (Sage 2006) Existential Therapy Emmy van Deurzen HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND DEVELOPMENT IN BRITAIN Historical context The existential approach is first and foremost philosophical. It is concerned with the understanding of people’s position in the … Continue reading

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History of existential analysis in the UK

The contribution of the British school of existential analysis and psychotherapy (based on Emmy van Deurzen’s chapter in Everyday Mysteries, second edition, 2010.) The process of therapy is about… ‘the restoration of an unlived dimension of life, whether this is described … Continue reading

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BIOGRAPHY Early years in the Netherlands Emma van Deurzen was born on 13 December 1951 in The Hague, Netherlands, the second daughter of Arie van Deurzen and Anna Hensel. Her father’s family came from Weert in the South of the … Continue reading

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