Emmy van Deurzen has thanked everyone who attended her talk in person and followed online.

Renowned philosopher, counselling psychologist and existential psychotherapist Emmy, spoke to more than 500 people the Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday evening with another 1,000 following online.

‘An evening with Emmy van Deurzen: To be or not to be: an existential journey’ was a free event for BACP members. It was been recorded and is available now to BACP members on our website.

Great evening

Emmy posted on Twitter after the event: “Thanks to everyone who came to this evening! It was a great occasion.”

She added: “What a great evening it was in the wonderful setting of Queen Mary University’s Great Hall with 500 people attending and 1000 following it online. A wonderful chance to be lifted above politics.”

In her talk, Emmy speak about the intricate connections between her personal experience, her therapeutic framework and her human rights activism.

She brought together elements of philosophy and psychology to raise a number of topical issues and ask some poignant questions.

It was followed by a discussion panel and questions from the audience.

She is photographed at the event with BACP governer Natalie Bailey.

Thank you

The event was very well received by the people in attendance and those following online, with many taking to Twitter afterwards.

‏ @lynette90269748 posted: “@emmyzen I so enjoyed watching your seminar on the bacp webcast this evening Emmy. I feel so inspired, in so many ways. Thank you for sharing with us @BACP.”

@richardjchurch wrote: “Just seen @emmyzen via a webcast. Thanks so much, it was proper privilege to see and hear you (almost) in person.

@matteofrance added: “I was at Queen Mary university last night, following an inspiring talk by @emmyzen. Thanks Emmy for empowering and motivating me in my work.”

@therapySW19 said: “’Own your presence in the world’. Loving listening to @EmmyvanDeurzen , the existential counselling guru on live broadcast from @BACP. ‘The more we connect to the world the more we are infused with energy.’ #therapy”

And @effieno1 wrote: “Was a wonderful window into the existential world of therapy and the lived life. Left feeling very uplifted by Emmy’s engagement and vitality. Thank you Emmy.”