The Society for Existential Analysis

The Society for Existential Analysis (SEA) provides a forum for the expression of views and the exchange of ideas amongst those interested in the analysis of existence from philosophical and psychological perspectives.


The SEA welcomes anyone who is interested in the experience of human existence. While our events are open to everyone, our members enjoy discounts, free publications and advance information about new events.
Find out more about SEA membership. 


The SEA’s Registered Charity number is 1039274.    The SEA is an Organisational member of CEC (Constructivist and Existential College ) and has a membership of about 450



The SEA’s purpose is to further the study and application of Existential Therapy and Thought, by  


  •  Organising events,  seminars, conferences and other gatherings of interested people
  • Providing grants and scholarships, raise funds to finance research
  • Collect and disseminate related information by publications, nationally and overseas
  • Accrediting trainings of Existential Psychotherapy and registering their graduated into the UKCP register. 


The SEA is explicitly against racism in any form and is committed to pluralism as an essential feature of existential therapeutic practice.  The SEA is considering appropriate action in furtherance of this commitment and in accordance with its stated objects, to be reflected in the SEA’s programme of events and in its role with respect to practitioner training.







Below you may find all UKCP members registered through the SEA who have provided their practice details and agreed to be listed on our website. You may also search for existential therapists through the UKCP and BACP directories.





News from your Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is busy working on several projects.

Watch this space for news and updates…. LIST OF PROJECTS:

  • Expanding list of registrants to include all SEA members. Work in progress: looking to the IT side of this project.
  • Creating SEA Standards of Education and Training for Existential Psychotherapeutic Counsellors. Work in Progress
  • Organising affordable Existential Training. Work in Progress
  • Offering low-cost Existential Therapy. Under discussion
  • Creating a meeting platform for Students. Under discussion.
  • Re-designing and reorganising SEA website.  Under discussion.
  • If you would like to join the Executive Committee in any of the above projects, we’d love to hear from you. Please write to :


SEA Symposium

Is there a topic you wish to discuss or present? You could be the next host! The Symposium takes place once a month and it is completely free. A 2 hours Certificate of Attendance will be provided to attendees. Join our Zoom Symposium for a get together to discuss...

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Executive Committee Vacancies

The SEA is looking for volunteers to join our group of hard working, motivated, skilled (and equipped with a great sense of humour) committee members. You will be part of a great team and actively contributing to the development and running of the Society.

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Practicing online with clients abroad

PRACTICING ONLINE WHEN CLIENTS/THERAPIST ARE BASED OUTSIDE THE UK With the need to practice psychotherapy online due to the pandemic, there have been queries regarding the legality of providing sessions to clients based outside the UK or, on occasions, when the...

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UKCP have recently  launched Covid-19 online working guidance in the members area. Here is some step-by-step information; The guidance is only available to Full Clinical, Trainee and Non-clinical members. It is not available to Student, Retired and Affiliate members....

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SEA Publications - The Hermeneutic Circular cover, April 2018

SEA Publications

Download archived versions of the Hermeneutic Circular, buy a copy of Existential Analysis our in-house journal, or find out about contributing and advertising.

Anyone can join the SEA!

Membership of the SEA for 1 year includes: