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. This therapy method 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 beginning to move towards a life that feels inspiring to you and where you feel connected to both yourself and others.
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 responsibility of your freedom to choose. Your therapist will support you to embrace this freedom to make new and better decisions.
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