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Alfried Laengle presents an international educational programme in logotherapy and existential-analytical psychotherapy.
Now in London





  • Those who are looking for a career change:

​those who would like to communicate with others on a regular basis, and help them solve problems to find their true self.

  • Helping professions such as:

​​psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, life coaches and trainers interested in expanding their professional horizons and toolsets.

  • Those who are interested in deepening their self-knowledge:

those who try to understand themselves and others better, to lead a meaningful and balanced life.

The aim of Existential Analysis: to  discover a way of living that enables us to give inner consent to our actions (''affirmation of life'').

First module:
24-28 May 2018
Latvian House

72 Queensborough Terrace, London
London W2 3SH

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“What can be changed should be modified. Where nothing can be changed, I can change myself”.

Alfried Laengle, MD, PhD

The cornerstones of existence – the four existential fundamental motivations:
Viktor Frankl considered the search for meaning to be our deepest motivation. Developments in Existential Analysis led to the discovery of three existential (or personal) motivations that precede the motivation for meaning. Together these four motivations lead to profound and enduring personal discovery:

Touch the origins

Austria is the birthplace of psychotherapy. Freud's psychoanalysis focuses on "will to pleasure" and Adler's individual psychology focuses on "will to power" have given way to existential analysis and its "will to meaning". Existential analysis became known as the Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy. Nowadays, it is one of the most authoritative approaches in psychotherapy.

Rise to a new level

Existential analysis is not only theory and practice of therapeutic work, it is also a way of being. Studying existential analysis is a life-changing experience for all students - it shapes our minds and souls and eventually becomes our true lifestyle.

Dive deeper

The main goal of existential analysis is to see a person in his/her core essence, help them fill their life with meaning and live in harmony with their values.

Why existential analysis?





We are continuously challenged and questioned by the four existential motivations – the world, life, self, context and future (meaning). The practice of Existential Analysis relies on dialogue as the main therapeutic tool to explore these challenges at the individual level.

1.   We are motivated by the fundamental question of existence: I existcan I be in this world where I live? Do I have the necessary space, protection and support? When we experience these we feel accepted and this in turn enables us to embrace an accepting attitude toward ourselves. - A deficit can lead to anxiety.

3.  We are motivated by the fundamental question of “self”: I am myself – but do I feel free to be myself? Am I allowed to be who I am? Do I experience attention, justice, appreciation, esteem, respect, "my own worth"?  Do I feel I have the right to be me? - Deficits at this level can lead to a histrionic complex of symptoms and personality disorders.

2.   We are motivated by the fundamental question of life: I am alive – do I like this? Do I have access to my emotions?  Do I feel my emotions, feel their value? Experiencing the value of my life makes me aware that it is good to be alive - “that I am here”.  - Deficits can lead to depression.

4.  We are motivated by the fundamental question of meaning: I am here – for what purpose?  What is present today that may make my life part of a meaningful whole? What do I live for? - A deficit can lead to suicidal tendencies, aggravate addictions and other dependencies.

Existential analysis and its applications through the eyes of professional psychologists and psychotherapists

This video was filmed during The First World Congress for Existential Therapy "Freedom, Responsibility and the Meaning of Being" held in London in May 2015. Psychotherapists from Canada, Austria, Chile and Russiа are sharing their experience of existential analysis - as students and practitioners.


Alfried Langle
  • Psychotherapist, Existential Аnalyst, Clinical Psychologist, MD, Ph.D. Pupil of Victor Frankl.

  • Scientific developments in Psychotherapy and Existential Analysis.

  • Ex-president of the International Society of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (GLE-I).

  • Founder and scientific supervisor of a number of educational centers of existential analysis in Berlin, Hanover, Munich, Bern, Zurich, Vienna, Innsbruck, Prague, Moscow, Kiev, St. Petersburg, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Riga, London.

  • Author of several books and a large number of scientific articles devoted to the theory and practice of existential analysis.

The classes are conducted by Alfried Laengle and other trainers from GLE International

18 modules, 4,5 days per module

Subjects: personality theories, theory of existence, existential motivations in theory and practice, methods of working with clients, clinical theory (psychopathology, aetiology) and self-reflection groups.

50 hours of self-reflection *

Individual sessions with course lecturers or with therapists, certified by GLE-International.

150 hours of group supervision *

Supervision of client cases: at least 150 hours (personal and in groups) including discussion of 5-7 cases from students’ own practice.

Practical work *

At least 450 hours supervised practice (in public or private placement).




5 exams – 4 interim and 1 final

Successful written examination - 85% pass mark. It is possible to re-sit the exam for an additional fee.

Written paper of at least 30 pages


A case study or research work conducted using the existential analytical methodology. An article published in a scientific journal is sufficient to count as graduate work.

Students who meet the qualification requirements obtain a Diploma of GLE-International. The Psychotherapy Diploma forms the basis for obtaining certificates of the leading European professional psychotherapeutic associations – the European Association for Psychotherapy and the International Federation for Psychotherapy*.



* the full list of criteria for obtaining accreditation could be found on the EAP website.

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One Module - £695

  • 40 hours of group work following GLE International curriculum.

  • A closed FB group  for professional communication.

Early Bird (20 April)  


* Individual consultations (individual self-reflection), private and group supervision, exam retakes are charged separately.

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          The curator of the course:

Clever Psychology - a London-based centre for psychological wellbeing. Since 2015, Clever Psychology has been running existential self-reflection groups based on the curriculum developed by Alfried Laengle. 

Since 2017, educational groups led by Alfried Laengle and his close pupils are conducted in central London.

           The  GLE-International educational programme was created by Alfried Laengle is in 1991 based on Viktor Frankl’s work. Today, this highly successful training course is being taught in the USA, Canada, Russia and many European countries.


Clever Psychology  is a psychological centre  for children and adults, where we:

              use a systematic approach and modern psychological tools to help our Russian and English-speaking clients

              hold educational trainings, seminars and lectures

              offer individual counselling

              conduct research studies

              work with the world’s leading psychotherapists

4 cities





6 psychologists

Svetlana Krivtsova

Galina Shatalova

Galia Nigmetzhanova

Aleksandra Kupavskaya

Julia Morozova

Anna Naumenko

100 seminars

existential analysis, parent-child relationships, family relationships, coaching, groups for children and teenagers 

over 1000

seminars, individual consultations and lectures attendees


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