Emmy van Deurzen, Lic.Phil., Lic.Psy, M.Phil., M.Psy., C.Psychol., AFBPsS, UKCP reg, is a key figure in meaning centered therapy and has laid a foundation that many existential psychotherapists follow.
She is a chartered counseling psychologist and a registered existential psychotherapist. Emmy van Deurzen is the founder and director of The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, based in Waterloo, London, which is validated by the University of Sheffield. She is also the founder and past chair for the Society for Existential Analysis.
She created the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s College in London, where she was given a chair in psychotherapy and counseling. She is also the past chair of the UKCP.
She is widely published on existential psychotherapy and counselling. Her most recent book is Everyday Mysteries (Routledge 1997).
- (1998) Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy : An Existential Approach to Therapy and Counselling (Wiley Series in Existential Perspectives on Psychotherapy).
- (1987) Existential Counselling in Practice.