Simon du Plock, BSc(Hons), MA, AdvDipExPsych, CPsychol, AFBPsS, UKCP Reg Senior Lecturer, is a practicing chartered counseling psychologist and psychotherapist. He is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s College in London, and a visiting lecturer on the counseling psychology doctoral programme at the University of Surrey and City University. He is a clinical supervisor for MIND, and works as a psychologist with Employee Assistance programmes.
He is widely published and has edited the Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis since 1991. With a background in film and cultural studies, his research interests include the relationship between existential psychotherapy and literature, and the history and current development of clinical supervision.
- (1999) On dialogue between philosophical counselling and existential psychotherapy. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 10.1.
- (1997) Case Studies in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
- (1997) ‘Social Responsibility’ in Horton, I. And Varma, V. The Needs of Counsellors and Psychotherapists London: Sage.
- (1997) Sexual misconceptions: a critique of gay affirmative therapy and some thoughts on an existential-phenomenological theory of sexual orientation. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 8.2.
- (1996) ‘The Existential-Phenomenological Movement 1834-1996’ in Dryden, W. (Ed.). Developments in Psychotherapy. London, UK: Sage.
- (1995) Smoke without fire: towards an existential-phenomenological perspective on hallucinations Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 6.2.
- (1994) Ontological insecurity and the ‘Immense Sensibility’ of the Jamesian novel. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 5.
- (1993) Dialogue or diatribe? A brief comparison of the implications for client-therapist interaction of existential and cognitive analytic approaches. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 4.
- (1992) What is existential self-analysis? Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis.
- (1992) The communicative concept of validation and the definition of science. The International Journal of Communicative Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 7 (3-4).