OverviewThis book is the first practical introduction to a skills-based Existential approach. Accessible for those without a philosophical background, it describes Existential practice in terms of a number of concrete and tangible skills, tasks and interactions. It shows how to enable the client to become more reflective about life and better capable of taking responsibility for it. Always linking Existential principles with therapeutic practice, the text covers: - the theoretical background and history of Existential Therapy - phenomenological practice - the centre of Existential Therapy - the necessary characteristics of the therapist as a person - surviving as an existential psychotherapist - qualities of good living - the process of therapy and the nature of change - misconceptions about the Existential approach. This book provides a much needed resource both for those at the beginning of their training and also for more experienced practitioners keen to expand their knowledge. Explaining the ideas of Existential philosophy concisely yet without oversimplification, the authors make the Existential approach accessible to all those who wish to find out what it has to offer.