Phillip Sobel PgDip ADEP
Existential psychotherapy, though it may sound technical and perhaps even intimidating, is really nothing of the sort. It is a therapy based on Existential Philosophy which is the philosophy that explores what it means to be human, what it means to ‘be’. What are the things in life we all struggle with, each in our uniqueness? How do we cope with our ability to make choices in life?
In a time where science rules supreme, medicine in particular, the existential approach offers a non-medical way forward. I seek to help you explore your world, your struggles and your choices.
It is an oft held belief that we know ourselves well and that we know what we’re feeling, however, my experience and that of my clients has shown me again and again that we are often the last to know what we’re feeling. A confidential space with a professional like myself can be of immense value in revealing and exploring those feelings and uncovering the beliefs and values, often deeply held, that inform them.
Whether it is the loss of a loved one that you find yourself unable to move on from, a traumatic experience in your past that continues to disturb you many years after the event, if you feel trapped in a life not of your choosing or any other struggle that seems to be an inescapable part of being human, I believe I can help you open up your world and consequently, your choices.
Training, qualifications & experience
For five years I worked for a community focused therapy service and I work primarily in North West London; I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy. I am accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and am bound by their code of ethics.
My time in the above therapy service brought me into contact with people from all walks of life and struggling with a broad range of difficulties in living. Whatever your experience, I believe I can help.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
The sessions are fifty minutes long and are usually once a week, though more frequent sessions are a possibility should you feel it necessary.
Our first session will last up to an hour so that we can discuss what has brought you to therapy and any goals you may have for our work together. All of the above may well be revised and rethought as we move forward with our work.
Initial Consultation...............................£60 - £80 (Sliding Scale)
Individual Fifty Minute Session.............£50 - £80 (Sliding Scale)
The sliding scale is based on your current income though I will never ask for details. I will ask you to place yourself on the scale and in very difficult circumstances a lower price can be negotiated.
The choice to begin therapy is often a daunting one. Do we face up to our struggles or try to ignore them?
Should you have any questions or simply want to discuss your options then please feel free to call me on 07968 270 420
I am happy to discuss what it is I am offering and what I believe it could do for you, without obligation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday afternoons and evenings, please call for a more specific estimate of availability at a time that suits you.
Types of client