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Existential approaches according to Emmy van Duerzen are primarilyphilosophical Audio 10 2010 This means that existential counsellorshelp patients or clients to understand who they are where they are goingand where they want to be The cognitive behavioural approaches helppatients or clients to find out and change thoughts feelings andemotions that might be causing or prolonging psychological distressSalkovskis 2010 Therefor it is fair to say that the goal oftherapies are to release patients or clients from their distressconfusion and or beliefTo answer the above question I will summaries both existential therapyET and cognitive behavioural therapy CBT show the similarities ofthe two therapies and their differences Show may understand of howthese two approach apply to fear and sadness and I will state which ofthe two approaches I favour and why 141The roots of existential psychotherapy can be found in the works ofKierkeggard Nietzsche Heidegger and Sartre and other phenomenologistand theologian It is mostly influenced by Rollo May James Bugentaland Irvin Yalom It is an optimistic approach that embraces humanpotential and at the same time remaining a realistic approach throughits recognition of human limitation Existential therapy has much incommon with psychodynamic humanistic experiential and relationalapproaches to psychotherapy Langdridge 2010 p 126The underlying theory of existential counselling or psychotherapyapproach is that it describes people as human beings that continue tochange and transform and live with their own strengths and weaknessesopportunities and limitations that is created by their environment Thisapproach is about examining the meaning and value of the patient orclient life and learning to live honestly it is about being true tooneself and honest about ones own possibilities and limitations andtheir ability to constantly create our own identity even when they areface with the uncertainty of their future death being an exceptionrefExistential counsellor believes that distress is an experience thateveryone must experience and that we should face it with openness and awillingness to engage with life and that we should not abandon withdrawor refrain from
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