Existential Coaching Psychology


  • Darren Langdridge


In this article I seek to elaborate a model of existential coaching psychology that is both grounded in existential
phenomenological philosophy but also informed by work in coaching. To date, many attempts to develop an
existential approach to coaching have – in my view – described an approach to coaching that is either indistinguishable
from existential counselling and psychotherapy or a rather crude form of technical eclecticism.
In this article, I discuss the key elements of existential coaching, as I understand it, and the need to modify the
existential therapeutic approach for coaching practise. To this end, I draw on extant work on coaching and,
in particular, the need for both a goal and solution directed approach if an existential model of psychological
coaching is going to provide the basis for effective practise.





Langdridge, D. (2012). Existential Coaching Psychology. Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology, 2(1). Hentet fra https://tidsskrift.dk/cp/article/view/7483



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