Professor Emmy van Deurzen

Emmy van Deurzen is a Philosopher, Counselling Psychologist and Existential Psychotherapist.

She founded the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University, the Society for Existential Analysis and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Existential Academy in London, of which she continues to be Principal. She was the first chair of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and has chaired and directed many other organisations and institutions.

Her application of philosophical ideas to psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and coaching has been instrumental in establishing the existential paradigm firmly in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and around the world.  She lectures internationally and her many books have been translated into well over a dozen languages.

She is visiting Professor with Middlesex University and has been a professor with Regent’s College, honorary professor with Sheffield University and Schiller International University and a visiting fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge.

She is the author of more than 15 books. Amongst them are the bestsellers Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice (3rd edition 2012), Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness (Sage, 2009) and Everyday Mysteries (2nd edition Routledge, 2010).  The second edition of Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy appeared with Wiley in 2015.

Past Events with Emmy van Deurzen

Existential Therapy and the Art of Living

Testimonials for Emmy van Deurzen’s training

Inspiring, encouraging, reassuring, thought-provoking, invigorating, brilliant!

I was moved, informed, stunned, stimulated.

Today was dynamite; full of inspirational talk, thought-provoking and informative. Thank you!

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