This contemporary introduction provides a comprehensive survey of past and present existential ideas, philosophers & practice. Darren Langdridge makes existential therapy accessible through clear language, numerous case studies, chapter summaries, activities and further reading lists. The three parts cover all the key areas taught on existential therapy courses, from the fundamental theory of - and key figures in - the approach, to its application in practice, using illustrative case studies. The final section develops contemporary cross-cutting issues in existential therapy, including the role of language/narrative, power and politics, and evaluation research. Trainees to existential therapy will find in this book a comprehensive, practical overview of the key areas of theory and practice, while more experienced trainees and practitioners will gain insights into contamporary developments in existential therapy today. Dr Darren Langdridge is Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at The Open University, a visiting lecturer at the New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling, London and a UKCP accredited Existential Psychotherapist.