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Living Your Own Life: Existential Analysis in Action

Living Your Own Life: Existential Analysis in Action

Edited by Silvia Laengle, Christopher Wurm

  • Paperback £24.29 (RRP : £26.99 save £2.70)

This multi-author anthology is a short introduction to the world of existential psychotherapy, and specifically Existential Analysis. It gives concrete answers and demonstrates a way to apply this... (more)

The Legacy of R. D. Laing: An Appraisal of His Contemporary Relevance

The Legacy of R. D. Laing: An Appraisal of His Contemporary Relevance

Edited by Michael Guy Thompson

  • Paperback £31.49 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.50)

The name R. D. Laing continues to be widely recognized by those in the psychotherapy community in the United States and Europe. Laing's books are a testament to his breadth of interests, including... (more)

Existential Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques

Existential Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques

by Susan Iacovou, Karen Weixel-Dixon

  • Paperback £20.79 (RRP : £20.99 save £0.20)

Less of an orientation and more a way of understanding the challenges of being human, existential therapy draws on rich and diverse philosophical traditions and ways of viewing the world.... (more)

The Discovery of Being

The Discovery of Being

by Rollo May

  • Paperback £10.99

Rollo May brings together the ideas of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and other great thinkers to offer insight into the ideas and techniques of existential psychotherapy, of which he was a major force. He... (more)

R.D. Laing in the 21st Century: A Weekend Symposium With Those Who Knew Him: DVD

R.D. Laing in the 21st Century: A Weekend Symposium With Those Who Knew Him: DVD

  • DVD £53.99 (RRP : £59.99 save £6.00)

Addressing R.D. Laing’s legacy and contemporary relevance in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his death, this is a four disk DVD set made during the Symposium at Wagner College, Staten... (more)

Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World: Second Edition

Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World: Second Edition

by Ernesto Spinelli

  • Paperback £27.65 (RRP : £28.99 save £1.34)

Drawn from the author's experience as an internationally-recognised theorist, lecturer and practitioner, this practical book elucidates the notoriously difficult and distinctly different therapeutic... (more)

Existential Perspectives on Relationship Therapy

Existential Perspectives on Relationship Therapy

Edited by Emmy Van Deurzen, Susan Iacovou

  • Paperback £30.59 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.40)

Human beings live in constant battle with issues that are fundamental to their existence. Whether it is a fear of death or problems with intimacy, learning to live with these issues whilst loving... (more)

The Existential Counselling Primer: a Concise, Accessible, and Comprehensive Introduction

The Existential Counselling Primer: a Concise, Accessible, and Comprehensive Introduction

by Mick Cooper

  • Paperback £12.99

Written in an approachable, jargon-free style by a world authority in the approach, The Existential Counselling Primer is a perfect essay resource, springboard for further study or... (more)

R. D. Laing: 50 Years Since <i>The Divided Self</i>

R. D. Laing: 50 Years Since The Divided Self

Edited by Theodor Itten, Courtenay Young

  • Paperback £18.56 (RRP : £19.99 save £1.43)

First published in 1960, The Divided Self by Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing (1927 - 1989) set out to explain psychosis as an ordinary and understandable human experience. Laing's insight was... (more)

A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling

A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling

by Martin Adams

  • Paperback £21.99

A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling is just that: a brief and accessible pocket guide to the underlying theory and practice of the existential approach. Addressing everything a new... (more)

Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice: Third Edition

Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in Practice: Third Edition

by Emmy Van Deurzen

  • Paperback £30.99

Offering a concrete framework and practical methods for working from an existential perspective, the bestselling Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy is now in its third edition.

Central to... (more)

Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy

Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy

by Darren Langdridge

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

This contemporary introduction provides a comprehensive survey of past and present existential ideas, philosophers and practice. Darren Langdridge makes existential therapy accessible through clear... (more)

Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy and Dialogue

Existential Therapy: Legacy, Vibrancy and Dialogue

Edited by Laura Barnett, Greg Madison

  • Paperback £29.47 (RRP : £31.99 save £2.52)

In 1958 in their book Existence, Rollo May, Henri Ellenberger and Ernst Angel introduced existential therapy to the English-speaking psychotherapy world. Since then the field of existential therapy... (more)

Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a Young Man: The Early Writing and Work of R.D. Laing, 1927-1960

Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a Young Man: The Early Writing and Work of R.D. Laing, 1927-1960

by Allan Beveridge

  • Paperback £54.90 (RRP : £61.00 save £6.10)

Based on a wealth of previously unexamined archives relating to his private papers and clinical notes, Portrait of the Psychiatrist as a Young Man explores one of the most famous and controversial... (more)

Sabert Basescu: Selected Papers on Human Nature and Psychoanalysis

Sabert Basescu: Selected Papers on Human Nature and Psychoanalysis

Edited by George A. Goldstein, Helen Golden

  • Paperback £29.69 (RRP : £32.99 save £3.30)

An influential part of the New York psychoanalytic scene, Sabert "Sabe" Basescu is regarded as an outstanding analyst and a significant proponent of the integration of existentialism and... (more)

Existential Psychotherapy of Meaning: Handbook of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis

Existential Psychotherapy of Meaning: Handbook of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis

Edited by Alexander Batthyany, Jay Levinson

  • Hardback £50.40 (RRP : £56.00 save £5.60)

This major new work allows readers access not only to the contributions of Viktor Frankl but to the grand extrapolations that have been made by those who have learned from him. Like a force of... (more)

When Death Enters the Therapeutic Space: Existential Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Counselling

When Death Enters the Therapeutic Space: Existential Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Edited by Laura Barnett

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

Although it is a natural and inescapable part of life, death is a subject that is often neglected in psychotherapeutic literature and training. In "When Death Enters the Therapeutic Space", Laura... (more)

Therapy with Children: An Existential Perspective

Therapy with Children: An Existential Perspective

by Chris Scalzo

  • Paperback £22.49 (RRP : £24.99 save £2.50)

This book explores the existential themes and challenges present in all therapeutic relationships when working with children. Existential ideas and concepts are a rapidly growing influence on the... (more)

Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness

Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness

by Emmy Van Deurzen

  • Paperback £28.56 (RRP : £30.99 save £2.43)

The unspoken yearning that brings people to therapy is often that of a desperate desire for happiness. Should therapists ignore this desire, interpret it or challenge it? And what does our... (more)

Love and Will

Love and Will

by Rollo May

  • Paperback £12.99

The heart of man's dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love and will, their source and interrelation. Bringing fresh insight to these concepts, May shows... (more)

Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy: Guideposts to the Core of Practice

Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy: Guideposts to the Core of Practice

Edited by Kirk J. Schneider

  • Hardback £40.49 (RRP : £44.99 save £4.50)

This promises to be a landmark in the fields of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. A comprehensive revision of its predecessor, "The Psychology of Existence", co-edited by Kirk Schneider and... (more)

The Emergent Self: An Existential-Gestalt Approach

The Emergent Self: An Existential-Gestalt Approach

by Peter Philippson

  • Paperback £23.99

This book tracks a particular understanding of self, philosophically, from research evidence and in its implications for psychotherapy. At each step, the author includes first the theory he is... (more)

Open to Desire: The Truth About What the Buddha Taught

Open to Desire: The Truth About What the Buddha Taught

by Mark Epstein

  • Paperback £13.72 (RRP : £13.99 save £0.27)

A guide to achieving deeper self-awareness through an understanding of one's desires draws on Buddhist parables to counsel readers on overcoming self-defeating habits, the perceptions of others, and... (more)

Constructing the Self, Constructing America

Constructing the Self, Constructing America

by Philip Cushman

  • Paperback £13.99

Throughout history, philosophers have relentlessly pursued what may be called "inaccessible domains." This book explores how the traditions of existential phenomenology and Eastern philosophy, in... (more)

The Integrity Model of Existential Psychotherapy in Working with the 'Difficult Patient'

The Integrity Model of Existential Psychotherapy in Working with the 'Difficult Patient'

by Nedra R. Lander, Danielle Nahon

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

Dealing with the therapeutic impasse is one of the most challenging tasks faced by therapists. This book describes how the Integrity Model of psychotherapy provides an original solution to dealing... (more)

The Interpreted World: An Introduction to Phenomenological Psychology: Second Edition

The Interpreted World: An Introduction to Phenomenological Psychology: Second Edition

by Ernesto Spinelli

  • Paperback £32.99

The Interpreted World, Second Edition, is a welcome introduction to phenomenological psychology, an area of psychology which has its roots in notoriously difficult philosophical literature and... (more)

Dictionary of Existential Therapy and Counselling

Dictionary of Existential Therapy and Counselling

by Emmy Van Deurzen, Raymond Kenward

  • Paperback £18.99

A comprehensive lexicon of existential terms, their meaning and application. With over 350 entries (cross-referenced throughout), the book is the ideal companion to studying the the ideas of... (more)

The Mirror and the Hammer: Challenges to Therapeutic Orthodoxy

The Mirror and the Hammer: Challenges to Therapeutic Orthodoxy

by Ernesto Spinelli

  • Paperback £35.84 (RRP : £37.99 save £2.15)

The author raises issues surrounding therapeutic thought and practice and propounds his iconoclastic views on such subjects as refuting the unconscious, creativity, paranormal phenomena, sexuality,... (more)

Embodied Theories

Embodied Theories

Edited by Ernesto Spinelli, Sue Marshall

  • Print £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

Embodied Theories explores the various ways in which a therapist can be a living expression of his or her theoretical approach. Expert practitioners from a wide variety of modes articulate their... (more)

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