First is the the daseinsanalytic approach, which encourages clients to develop their openness to ‘being’. Meaning-centred therapies, based on the work of Victor Frankl, help clients to find meaning and purpose in their lives. 

The existential-humanistic approached, including the work of Yalom, invites clients to recognise—and come to terms with—their deepest existential anxieties. 

Finally, the existential-phenomenological (British school) approaches takes a descriptive and de-pathogising stance, inviting clients to explore and understand their lived-experiences.

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    The Schools of Existential Therapy workshop with Mick Cooper

    • Workshop Details

    • Part 1 - 1 Hour & 19 Minutes

    • Part 3 - 1 Hour & 12 Minutes

    • Part 2 - 59 Minutes

    • Part 4 - 50 Minutes

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Mick Cooper

Mick Cooper is an internationally recognised author, trainer, and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies. He is a Chartered Psychologist, and Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton. Mick has facilitated workshops and lectures around the world, including New Zealand, Lithuania, and Florida. Mick's books include Existential Therapies (Sage, 2017), Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2018), and The Handbook of Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Counselling (Palgrave, 2013).


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    £19.99The Tribes of Person-Centred Therapy: Celebration of Diversity & Difference workshop with Mick Cooper

    Person-centred therapy is a wonderfully rich set of therapeutic approaches. This workshop will introduce participants to this diverse and colourful field, from its roots in the non-directive counselling of Carl Rogers to its many different contemporary forms. Our journey through the tribes of person-centred therapy will include the classical non-directive approach, focusing, emotion-focused therapy, creative person-centred practices, pre-therapy, person-centred experiential counselling for depression, motivational interviewing, relational approaches, and integrative/pluralistic perspective. For each of these tribes, we will explore their development and core assumptions; and participants will have an opportunity to get a lived ‘feel’ of these approaches through videos of practice and/or experiential exercises.
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