Mark Durston

VFISA Portfolio:

Mark is responsible for all the Unisa workshops and will provide a biannual report on Unisa training for the newsletter, including workshop topics and interesting developments.

Curriculum Vitae

  • B.A Degree majoring in Psychology and German (UNISA).
  • B.A. (Hons) Psychology (UNISA).
  • M.A. Psychology.

Thesis: A Comparative study between the meaning of life, near-death experience of a patient and a logo therapeutic tenets of the existential psychology of Victor Frankl


  • The meaning of life in the face of suffering,
  • Embracing the meaning of life,
  • Child Grief,
  • Saving our youth from moral decay,
  • Meaning Centered Couples counseling,
  • Unveiling the true self,
  • Logotherapy for Christian counselors.

Other Qualifications

  • Qualified Logotherapist,
  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples and Family) Therapist,
  • Independent Research project into the life satisfaction of senior citizens
  • Research into the nature of violence and aggression in society.

Work Placements

  • Assistant Psychologist N.H.S England (Surrey, Oaklands),
  • Training in high security section in mental hospital, England (East Surrey Hospital),
  • Currently self-employed as corporate trainer,
  • Registered Debt Counselor, NCR reg. DC1185,
  • Logotherapy Coordinator UNISA on Advanced and Diplomate levels.

Meaningful quotes

I think that taking life seriously means something such as this: that whatever man does on this planet has to be done in the lived truth of the terror of creation, of the grotesque, of the rumble of panic underneath everything. Otherwise it is false. Whatever is achieved must be achieved with the full exercise of passion, of vision, of pain, of fear, and of sorrow. How do we know ... that our part of the meaning of the universe might not be a rhythm in sorrow?
Ernest Becker

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