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A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling
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A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling

  • Martin Adams - New School of Psychotherapy and Regent's College, London


January 2013 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'A concise introduction to existential counselling is a superb addition to the literature on existential counselling and psychotherapy. Martin Adams provides an excellent overview of the field for those who are new to it at the same time as distilling key features in a way which will be valuable for experienced practitioners' - Meg Barker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University

A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling is just that: a brief and accessible pocket guide to the underlying theory & practice of the existential approach.

Addressing everything a new trainee needs to know and do in a way that is entirely accessible and jargon-free, this book:

- Provides a short history of the existential tradition

- Puts key concepts into contexts, showing how theory translates into practice

- Discusses issues in the therapeutic process

- Shows how to work effectively with whatever the client brings to the session

- Addresses the significance of existential thought in the wider world

This book will be the perfect companion to new trainees looking to embark on their path to thinking and practicing existentially.

Martin Adams is a practitioner and supervisor in private practice and a Lecturer at the New School of Psychotherapy and Regents College, both in London.

 
An overview of existential counselling
 
Some key ideas in existential counselling
 
Putting theory into practice
 
Working with what the client brings
 
Issues in the Counselling process
 
Understanding and working with particular issues
 
Being and becoming an existential counsellor

'A concise introduction to existential counselling is a superb addition to the literature on existential counselling and psychotherapy. Martin Adams provides an excellent overview of the field for those who are new to it at the same time as distilling key features in a way which will be valuable for experienced practitioners. His talent for describing complex issues in an accessible and entertaining way makes this book a real delight, and the clear application of ideas means that it will be extremely useful for those who wish to integrate existential theories and practices into their work' -
Meg Barker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University


The author has achieved the impossible by  producing an accessible and comprehensive book about existential counselling...The great strength of this books is that it has made some of the formidable concepts of existential counselling approachable. It has enabled me to build on my superficial knowledge of writers like Yalom and Frankl, and my unsuccessful struggle with Sartre, to achieve a pragmatic understanding. I have started to feel optimistic that it would be possible for me to incorporate an existential perspective into my own practice.

Andy Wilson
BACP accredited counsellor, supervisor and coach in private practice

In this short book, Adams captures the essence of EC and links it to real life situations. Very accessible book to students at every level

Dr Chris Mamo
Social and General, Cork Institute of Technology
May 6, 2015

An accesible summary of this counsellling approach which I will be recommending to my Diploma students. Complex concepts explained clearly.

Ms Anne Martin
Counselling Department, Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
May 13, 2013

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