What is the difference between philosophical consulting and, for instance, psychotherapy?

The two are very different, they don’t overlap nor mutually exclude each other. Philosophical consulting deals with existential issues concerning the way we think, and how the way we think affects the way we feel and live.

The will to seek philosophical consulting does not necessarily arise out of the need to cope with a deep unease: philosophical consulting, undertaken at an appropriate stage, might avoid the development of certain psycho-pathological phenomena. Even once a pathological trait develops, it can be helpful to match the psychological care with the philosophical one, but the latter is by no means intended to replace the former. Check out our ethical commitments to know more about this.