The Existential Academy is a Community Interest Company, based in West Hampstead in London.  It  is a place for study, training and education in relation to human existence.  Our approach draws on a long philosophical tradition, but brings this up to date applying it in a practical way to enable people to achieve greater well being despite the demands, challenges, and frustrations of contemporary life.

Our focus is on psychotherapy, counselling and coaching: helping people reach more of their goals and yet feel less over-stretched doing so.  We do this by focussing on what really matters to each person, and by using our--and their-- knowledge of where longer-lasting well being can be found. 

The Existential Academy provides short courses for interested members of the public, continuing professional development for established professionals and our flagship introductory course which has been designed to be closely integrated with the training courses provided by the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Training Courses

Our Courses

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Accreditation Pathway, Certificate of completion
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Intensive Study, Wednesday - Weekly, Saturday Weekly, Online, Online intensive, Research Supervision

A 2-day workshop on evidence-based theories and practices for practitioners
A one day workshop introducing participants to humanist pastoral care and it's rise in the UK and the Netherlands. The workshop will cover theoretical and practical applications as well as ethics.
Discover a unique fusion of techniques drawn from Qigong, Yoga, Buddhist Meditation, Christian Mystics, and modern neuroscience, designed to activate communication pathways between the mind and the body, raise energy levels, regulate mood, enhance performance, reduce inflammation, dissolve pain, and enhance the sense of connection to oneself and others.
In this participatory workshop we explore cultural differences that may influence health outcomes for new migrants and refugees.