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By Martin Adams

ISBN-10: 1446208435

ISBN-13: 9781446208434

'A concise advent to existential counselling is a wonderful addition to the literature on existential counselling and psychotherapy. Martin Adams presents an exceptional evaluation of the sphere in case you are new to it even as distilling key positive aspects in a fashion with a purpose to be helpful for knowledgeable practitioners' - Meg Barker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology on the Open University

A Concise creation to Existential Counselling is simply that: a short and obtainable pocket advisor to the underlying conception & perform of the existential approach.

Addressing every thing a brand new trainee must recognize and do in a manner that's solely obtainable and jargon-free, this book:

- presents a brief background of the existential tradition

- places key ideas into contexts, displaying how idea interprets into practice

- Discusses matters within the healing process

- exhibits the best way to paintings successfully with regardless of the purchaser brings to the session

- Addresses the importance of existential proposal within the wider world

This publication often is the excellent spouse to new trainees trying to embark on their route to pondering and training existentially.

Martin Adams is a practitioner and manager in inner most perform and a Lecturer on the New university of Psychotherapy and Regents collage, either in London.

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Literally, phenomenology means the study of events as they show themselves. There is no ‘underneath’ – it is all there to be seen if we know how to look, but in order to do that we have to be aware of our assumptions about it because it is our assumptions that stop us seeing accurately. They constrain and restrict our understanding. An artist knows that the harder they look, the more they see. Phenomenology is not itself assumption-free, but its assumptions are closest to what it means to be human.

Dialogue A dialogue is when two people genuinely attend and listen to each other, not for what they assume the other is saying, but for what is actually being said and often what is only hinted at. It involves a dual openness to the other and also to oneself. There is a trust between the counsellor and client, such that their separateness and difference is not felt to be a threat. In counselling, there will always be a certain amount of anxiety because we never know what will happen next. This may be felt as excitement if we are comfortable with it, and fear when we are not.

All existentialists agree that: Existence comes before essence. We have responsibility for our actions and their consequences. {{ Phenomenology is the appropriate research method to investigate existence. � {{ •• Problems are more likely to be solved by opening up to possibilities by considering the both/and, than by closing down possibilities and seeing decisions as either/or. •• Uncertainty is always with us because we never know what will happen next. •• Every person has a unique and changing worldview which is the sum total of the way they have understood their life to date.

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