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.

Members’ News


We would like to bring to your attention the following video recording that you may find of interest. KEN BRADFORD: Authentic presence: Buddhist and Existential Perspectives      

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The SEA Symposium is back!

Covid-19 shall not stop us! SEA Symposiums are picking up again online. Join our Zoom Symposium for a get together to discuss different ideas on topics that are of equal interest and liking. Get yourself a drink, a meal or your favourite snack, sit comfortably and...

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Congratulations to THORAYA ALKASAB for joining the SEA Executive Committee as Event Organiser. Thoraya is working hard to produce a very packed and exciting Calendar of Events.

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FETE Annual Conference and AGM is now taking place online. For details :

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Don't miss out the opportunity to take part in the second European Conference organised by FETE - Federation of Existential Therapy Europe - which will take place in Athens on 8th and 9th May 2020. Full details :  

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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:

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