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

We can discover meaning in life in three different ways: (1) by doing a deed; (2) by experiencing a value; and (3) by suffering. Viktor Frankl

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