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In this episode, we navigate the deeply profound and challenging topic of illness and loss through the empathetic lens of our guest, an experienced existential therapist. Together, we explore the intricate and sensitive aspects of her work, which revolves around supporting clients facing the complex emotional landscapes of illness, grief, pain, and loss. Through our heartfelt conversation, we delve into the essential role of existential therapy in providing compassionate guidance to individuals navigating these profound life experiences.
As we embark on this emotional journey, we emphasize the importance of acknowledging the universal human experiences of illness and loss, offering insights into how existential therapy can help individuals find meaning, purpose, and a sense of connection amidst the most trying circumstances. Our guest's expertise and compassionate approach shine a light on the transformative potential of embracing these profound moments in life, ultimately illuminating pathways toward healing, self-discovery, and the restoration of hope.
Aviva Keren Barnett
Aviva Keren Barnett is an existential psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and international lecturer. After working on telephone crisis phone lines, Aviva went to train in Guy's and St Thomas Hospital in the post-oncology and palliative care department. She worked for Bupa Psychological Services and now works in private practice face to face and online.
Aviva trained in Birkbeck College, Regents College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling where she completed her Master of Arts in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling where she completed her dissertation named ' Death the gateway to life'. Aviva is currently writing her book on working with death, illness and loss and she continues to facilitate bereavement support groups and teaches online courses on this topic.
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