Existential therapy is a form of therapy based on the modality of human nature and experience developed by the existential philosophy. It focuses on concepts such as death, freedom, responsibility, and the meaning of life.
Emotional difficulties are viewed as an inner conflict caused by confrontation and paradoxes with the givens of existence. Therefore, it focuses on the here and now and exploring human issues as part of existence and its nature.
How existential psychotherapy helps
It helps people to face uncertainty and anxiety of life and embrace the freedom of choices the person has, taking responsibility for these choices. Existential therapist approaches clients live authentically and encourages them to take ownership in therapy process to find meaning and to live fully in the present. It helps client to have broad and flexible approach to the crises in life. It helps to develop deep perspective to view life with a more realistic and containing understanding.