The Metaphorical Load of Philosophical Consultations in Psychotherapy
by Anca-Cornelia Tiurean
The paper propose the idea that philosophical practice has a metaphoric dimension which reveals the human subject’s cognitive biases and psychotherapeutic necessities. To support this claim, the focal point of author MA thesis in Philosophical Counseling and Consultancy was to consider metaphor from various perspectives: ontological, esthetic, epistemological, existential, social constructivist, ethical and practical. Throughout this theoretical task, was explored applications of metaphor in working towards people’s health and wellbeing across the lifespan using an integrated metaphor-based approach in consultations, including philosophical practices and transactional analysis. This article shows various definitions of metaphor, descriptions of how we know through metaphor and what psychotherapy has implied along its history as a practice.