Dr. Joel Vos

Chartered Psychologist

Joel is chartered psychologist and philosopher. As well as working at EASE, Joel works as Acting Leader of the Professional Doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. He is also researcher at the Metanoia Institute.

Joel has published over 70 research articles on the experience and effectiveness of psychological therapies. His recent research focuses on how to live a meaningful life in difficult life situations, such as during COVID-19, unemployment, and chronic or life-threatening disease. Joel has developed and validated psychotherapies to help individuals live a meaningful and satisfying life despite life’s challenges. He published his experiences in his book ‘Meaning in Life: an evidence-based handbook for practitioners’. On the basis of this, he published a self-help book for the general public entitled: ‘Fifty pictures of living a meaningful life’. His other books include ‘Mental Health in Crisis’ and ‘The economics of meaning in life’.

Joel has done his training in the Netherlands, such as the MSc Clinical Psychology, PhD Psychology, MA Philosophy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Contextual Family & Relationship Therapy and Existential Psychotherapy. Joel has much experience in helping clients with a broad range of questions.

More information, including his full CV, can be found on his personal website: www.joelvos.com

Joel also organises the IMEC International Meaning Conferences: www.meaning.org.uk