Emmy van Deurzen
Emmy van Deurzen is a counselling psychologist, psychotherapist and philosopher. She is an international authority on existential psychotherapy and established existential therapy in the UK. She founded, directed and developed both Regent’s College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London. She is Professor of Psychotherapy with Schiller International University, Honorary Professor with the University of Sheffield, where she co-directs the Centre for the Study of Conflict and Reconciliation and Visiting Professor with Middlesex University, for whom she directs two masters and two doctoral programmes at NSPC. She founded the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA) and its Journal Existential Analysis in 1988 and co-founded the International Collaborative of Existential Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ICECAP) in 2006. She was the first chair of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Amongst her books are the bestseller Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice (2nd edition Sage, 2002), which was widely translated as well as her book Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness (Sage, 2009). A co-edited book on Existential Supervision came out in 2009 and the second edition of her textbook Everyday Mysteries was published by Routledge in 2010, whilst Sage have also published her new co-authored book on Skills in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy, also in 2010.
Digby Tantam is the author of Emotional Well-Being and Mental Health (Sage, 2014) for which Emmy provided a Foreword.