Existential psychotherapy focusses on the human condition as a whole. It uses a positive approach to cultivate human capacity whilst also acknowledging our limitations. It has foundations and similarities with humanistic psychology and relational psychotherapy. Existential psychotherapy is based on the belief that we all experience internal conflict due to the four existential givens – freedom, death, isolation, and meaninglessness – which can lead to existential anxiety. Existential psychotherapy encourages us to address these existential issues rather than avoid them. It also encourages us take responsibility for our lives. People who participate in this form of therapy are encouraged to tune into and accept their existential fears but are also provided with skills to overcome these fears through action so that they gain a sense of control of their life’s direction. Through this work, people often come to feel both a sense of liberation and the ability to let go of the despair associated with insignificance and meaningless – to grow and embrace their own lives and exist in them with wonder and curiosity. Developing the ability to view life with wonder can help us to view the life experience as a journey rather than a trial. It can also help us to reduce the fear associated with death.