Philosophical counselling

In philosophical counselling two people meet for a dialogue: a person with concerns and a trained philosopher. The aim of their conversation is to open up new ways of thinking and acting in problem situations.

The first philosophical counsellorís practice was opened in Germany in 1981 by Gerd B. Achenbach (see the links). It is now available worldwide.

Philosophy has over 2000 years of experience in dealing with questions of human life. A philosophical counsellor does not offer direct advices for another personís specific situation but rather helps to reflect on important questions. Peopleís questions vary from relationship problems and work-related challenges to re-thinking the meaning of life.

Philosophical counselling can also take place in a group setting, see eg. Socratic Dialogue.