Existential therapy helps you discover choice in the face of life's challenges

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Updated Jan 20, 2022 by Dr. Sheri Jacobson Dr Sheri Jacobson

Existential Psychotherapy & Counselling in London

Do you have an anxious feeling that you are missing the point of your life?  

Life can be hard and sometimes leads us to ask difficult questions. Who am I, and what is the reason for my existence? Why do I feel so alone? Should I be doing something more important with my time?

Existential psychotherapy helps you find answers to these worries, and aims to leave you feeling calmer, with new confidence that you can make decisions that are right for you.  

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We can connect you with therapists who can either work exclusively from an existential approach, or who offer integrative therapy, blending existential tools with other approaches to suit your needs. You can trust that the therapists have many years of experience with issues just like yours, and are truly invested in your personal growth.

If existential therapy could benefit you, then call us today to book a consultation appointment. Or book now with our online tool for a session at one of at one of our clinics in the City of London, Canary Wharf, London Bridge, in Harley Street or online.

What is Existential therapy and how does it work?

Existential psychotherapy holds that anxiety and depression often stem from feeling confused about the meaning and purpose of our lives.

Unlike other forms of talk therapy that turn to psychology and medicine for answers to wellbeing, existential psychotherapy looks to philosophy. This perspective means you can move beyond just your thoughts and personal history to a larger context of the world itself, and how you fit within it.

With this broader way of seeing, you can gain clarity on who you really are - what your real beliefs and values are, how you reached the place you are in today, and where you are heading. And you can begin to move towards a life that feels inspiring to you, that you want to be living, and where you feel connected to both yourself and others.

What can Existential therapy help with?

Existential therapy can help with issues like the following:

  • loneliness, disconnection and relationship issues
  • depression and anxiety
  • lack of identity or identity crisis
  • addictions and eating disorders
  • low self-esteem and social anxiety
  • lack of focus and trouble moving forward
  • making poor decisions or self-sabotage
  • obsessive thoughts about death and dying

What results come from attending Existential therapy sessions?

Some of the benefits include:

  • develop new awareness of your personal challenges
  • understand your own power to change
  • uncover new choices and paths forward
  • build self-knowledge and awareness
  • feel less overwhelmed by life's challenges
  • gain confidence with decision-making

Make better decisions

Your existential therapist will work with you to help you see yourself and the world from new perspectives. You will begin to see new opportunities around you, and ways out of your personal suffering or situation that you didn't recognise before.

You will empower yourselves by taking responsibilty of your freedom to choose. Your therapist will support you to embrace this freedom to make new and better decisions.

Would you like to know more?

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