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Who are ESA?

Ernesto Spinelli & Associates was formed by a team of expert practitioners in the related fields of psychotherapy, counselling, coaching, and mediation and who share a common commitment to and expertise in applied existential analysis.

Professor Ernesto Spinelli leads the ESA team and, together, we have made it our aim to be at the forefront of the advancement of the various facilitative professions.

Professor Ernesto Spinelli

Professor Ernesto Spinelli, PhD has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy and, more recently, the related arenas of coaching, facilitation and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow of both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a United kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered existential psychotherapist as well as a Founding Member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology. In 1999, he was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Counselling Psychology. In 2000, Ernesto was granted the BPS Counselling Psychology Division Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession.Between 1997 and 2003, he was the Academic Dean of the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent's College.

In 1998, Ernesto oversaw the establishment at Regent's College of a unique Conflict Mediation training programme for lawyers. This programme, which incorporates principles and practical skills drawn from existential analysis, became the first psychotherapeutically-influenced Mediation programme to be recognised and approved by the British Law Society.

In 2002, Ernesto initiated a series of meeting with like-minded colleagues in order to explore and develop an existentially-focused approach to coaching, and in particular to performance and executive coaching. In 2003, he was invited to join the visiting faculty of the I-coach Academy where he continues to offer lectures, applied training and coaching supervision to Diploma and Master's degree trainees both in the UK and South Africa. In 2004, Ernesto and his colleagues founded Ernesto Spinelli Associates, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of coaching, facilitation and psychotherapy through specialist seminars and training programmes. In 2005, he was elected a Founding Accredited Executive Coach and Founding Accredited Supervisor of Executive Coaches by the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS).

Ernesto's many publications and textbooks appear on the reading lists of numerous training programmes in the UK, North America, Australia and Continental Europe. In particular, his text The Interpreted World (of which a new edition was published in February, 2005) is required reading on various executive coaching and facilitation programmes both in the UK and internationally.


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