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Existential Therapy Workshop with Mick Cooper (1-Day)

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Join Mick Cooper for this 1-day Live-Classroom workshop combining self-development exercises, theoretical input and group discussions.

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Existential therapy is a diverse, vibrant, and wonderfully rich tapestry of understandings and methods that has the potential to make a valuable contribution to the work of any counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist. It is one of the oldest forms of therapy, yet still one of the most innovative and radical. Existential therapy is orientated around the development of a deep relational bond with the client, which allows the client to explore the most fundamental aspects of their existence. This includes questions like: ‘What is the meaning of my life?’ ‘What choices can I make?’ and ‘How do I face the limits of my circumstances?’

This one day seminar introduces participants to the basic principles of existential philosophy and therapy, and looks at how practitioners of all orientations can integrate these ideas and practices into their own work. This seminar combines self-development exercises, theoretical input, practical exercises, and small and large group discussion.

By the end of the day, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the core principles of existential philosophy
  • Understand the principal aims and forms of existential counselling and psychotherapy
  • Apply existential understanding of freedom and choice to their therapeutic practice
  • Apply existential understanding of limitations to their therapeutic practice
  • Apply existential understandings of meaning and purpose to their therapeutic practice


  • Session 1: Introduction to existential philosophy and therapy
  • Session 2: Working with freedom and choice
  • Session 3: Facing the limitations of existence
  • Session 4: Helping clients find meaning and purpose in life

Course Schedule:

Upcoming Online 1-Day Workshops (Weekend)

1 x 7-hour Session (including Session Breaks):

  • Sunday 18th October 2020 (9.30am - 4.30pm)
  • Daily Session Breaks: Three (Morning, Lunch and Afternoon)
  • Please note that you will need to attend all of the day in order to receive a CPD certificate

Target Audience:

Our Existential Therapy workshops are open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge. This workshop is particularly appropriate for training and practising counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and other mental health professionals.

About the Tutor:

Mick Cooper (Professor at University of Roehampton)

Mick Cooper is Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton, where he is Director of the Centre for Research in Social and psychological Transformation (CREST).

Mick is a chartered psychologist, a UKCP-registered psychotherapist, and a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Mick is author and editor of a range of texts on person-centred, existential, and relational approaches to therapy; including Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2nd ed., Sage, 2018, with Dave Mearns), Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2011, with John McLeod), and Existential Therapies (2nd ed., Sage, 2017).

Mick has led a series of research studies exploring the processes and outcomes of humanistic counselling with young people, and has recently completed an ESRC-funded randomised controlled trial of school-based humanistic counselling.

Mick is the father of four children and lives in Brighton on the south coast of England.

Learn more about Mick Cooper and the workshop.

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