Logotherapy & Existential Analysis: Is It For Me?

I’ve recently received my diploma in Logotherapy & Existential Analysis from the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland (Dublin) and the International Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (Vienna).  I will therefore be offering Logotherapy (a meaning-centred approach to the treatment of a condition, illness, or maladjustment) at Mirabilis Health in Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, an innovative mixed private practice of psychiatrists, therapists and psychologists (www.mirabilishealth.co.uk).

Prof. Alexander Batthyany of The Viktor Frankl Institute Vienna writes this of the background to this specific therapeutic approach:

The development of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis dates back to the 1930s. On the basis of Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalysis and Alfred Adler’s Individual Psychology the psychiatrist and neurologist Viktor Emil Frankl (1905-1997) laid down the foundations of a new and original approach which he first published in 1938. Logotherapy/Existential Analysis, sometimes called the “Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy”, is an internationally acknowledged and empirically based meaning-centered approach to psychotherapy.

In Logotherapy/Existential Analysis (LTEA) the search for a meaning in life is identified as the primary motivational force in human beings (http://www.viktorfrankl.org/e/logotherapy.html).

Similarly, Dr. Stephen J. Costello, Director of the Irish Frankl Institute explains the range of conditions and circumstances in which logotherapy can be utilised:

Those who have identifiable symptoms such as:

• phobias

• obsessive-compulsions

• stuttering

• sexual dysfunctions

• stress

• depression

• anxiety

• addictions

• panic attacks


Those who are questioning or exploring the meaning of life, love, relationships, sexuality, work, or experiencing meaninglessness, boredom, emptiness or despair, or simply feel that they have not reached their full potential or perceive they are leading an unfulfilled life (http://www.viktorfranklireland.com/Viktor_Frankl_Institute_of_Ireland_-_Therapy.html). 

The first logotherapy service available in Northern Ireland will be launched shortly.  I will be initially offering consultations on Tuesday evenings and all-day Friday.  Should you require any further information, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail (scottpeddie@sky.com).  Alternatively, you can contact Mirabilis Health directly – details are available on our website (www.mirabilishealth.co.uk).

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