Emmy Van Deurzen


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Emmy van Deurzen (born 13 December 1951 in The Hague, Netherlands) is an existential therapist and honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield.

After moving to the UK in 1977 to work with anti-psychiatrists, she founded the Society for Existential Analysis in 1988, and later created a London-based training institute for the Lapproach at Regent's College in 1985, before leaving to found The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in 1996 at Schiller International University. In 2010 The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling became independent and is now situated in South Hampstead, London.

Her therapy work is based in existential philosophy, as a form of philosophical counseling, and focuses on enabling people to reflect on the
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Emmy van Deurzen and her daughter Sasha van Deurzen-Smith will run a one day workshop on Creative Living on Saturday 13 April in London. For further information please contact Sasha on office@nspc.org.uk or on 020 76240471
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“„ I do not ask or demand for anything to be different to the way
it is, and yet I know I have to play my part in making things as best I can. I
learn to work in line with what is right and I try to let the world shine for all it
is worth in order to be part of its light while I am alive. I know that becoming
what I am will sometimes be glorious and sometimes odious and I have peace
with it all, no matter what. Losing my father makes me more aware of being a
child of life rather than a child of my parents. He is slightly ahead of me in the
inexorable coming and going of life, but I now recognize the path and can see
its end lit up in the distance. The paradox is always there: in life we are in
death. It is not for us to meddle with. I cannot demand a rearrangement. And
as I let myself face death, I rediscover life. [...] My leap of faith is to trust that
life will give me the exact experiences that are most apt for learning to live.
And sometimes such experiences will be difficult. At times they may even
seem catastrophic. But in transcending them and learning from them we
make them into moments of truth.”
Emmy Van Deurzen, Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness



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