What is Therapy for?

People may want therapy for various reasons; some people just need a safe space to talk about personal issues while some may need help with life changing decisions.

Some other examples of issues that can be dealt with in therapy:

  • Depression
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Racial Discrimination
  • Bereavement
  • Drug and Alcohol problems
  • Mental Health problems

Existential therapy

Existential therapy is a philosophical approach to therapy which deals with the human condition. It is concerned with exploring life’s questions such as the search for meaning and it does not concern itself with interpreting people’s actions or putting them into categories. It also encourages clients to face up to certain concerns of existence such as death, anxiety and meaninglessnes.

Existential phenomenological therapy focuses on the client’s subjective experience and aims to set aside biases and prejudices of things and suspend our assumptions. It is about focusing on human existence as it is actually lived.