Friday, September 22, 2006

Condemned to be free

"Existential philosophy evolved from the work of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Sartre, whose common concern was to explore existence and what it means to live well." Not the sort of sentence you expect to read in a legal journal. In an article in the September edition of The review, the magazine of Resolution, existential psychotherapist Diana Pringle explains her approach to counselling clients suffering from the effects of divorce.

The existential approach to counselling involves helping clients to realise that they are responsible for their lives, both in terms of what has happened to them and in terms of building a new life for themselves. Inevitably the realisation that we are all free to make life-changing decisions can provoke feelings of anxiety and uncertainty, and the counsellor helps the client to deal with this in a positive way.

Further information on this subject can be found on Diana Pringle's website, here.

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