Existential psychotherapy supports the client in creating meaning in life. The belief held by existentially oriented psychotherapists is that life has no original or predetermined meaning, the individual is completely free and responsible, so the meaning of life must be discovered or created. The client is supported to live more authentically and purposefully, while accepting the limitations and internal contradictions of what it is like to be human.
Existential therapy can be viewed as a serious study of what it means to be human, often involving the painful process of confronting aspects of humanity that are usually avoided.
Source: Official website of UK Council for Psychotherapy