Julia Kukard in conversation with Sasha van Deurzen-Smith on the topic of Existential Coaching

Sasha has an MA in Existential Coaching from the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (validated by the University of Middlesex). She has worked professionally as a presenter and actor and am fascinated with creative dilemmas. Her coaching clients include many creative artists, fashion designers, writers and singers, helping them to find inspiration, confidence and a strong sense of what they wish to share with the world and how.

It is particularly important to her to provide a safe space for neurodiverse and LGBTQ+ individuals, and she has a special interest in working with these groups.

As a coach, her approach is grounded in a philosophical framework. The existential approach is rooted in what it is to be human. It is not about shortcuts or quick fixes, but about embracing the challenges of living, in a realistic and empowering way. It highlights themes such as meaning, values, choice and authenticity.

For more on the MA in Existential Coaching, visit https://www.nspc.org.uk/course-directory/nspc-courses/ma-in-existential-coaching/