Rebecca Greenslade, UKCP Reg., MBACP (Accred)
I am an experienced psychotherapist, based in East London.
I trained and qualified at Regent’s University School of Psychotherapy & Psychology and have been working therapeutically since 2010 with both adults and adolescents. My professional experience includes working within private practice, palliative and bereavement counselling in a London hospice and school counselling. Trained in existential psychotherapy, I believe deeply in the capacity of open, compassionate and contemplative dialogue to heal and transform. I continually develop and extend my psychotherapeutic work and experience through further training in areas including group work, trauma, CBT and Focusing. My current research focuses on psychotherapeutic practice as a form of philosophical praxis and the ethics of social activism within psychotherapy practice. I enrich my therapeutic work through a committed meditation practice in the Zen tradition, attending regular retreats, seminars and meditation groups to deepen and inspire my practice. I teach mindfulness meditation to individuals and groups and also work as a Counselling Tutor at Hackney Community College.
My psychotherapeutic approach is informed by the traditions of existential philosophy and Zen practice which both see life itself as relational and dynamic. Both recognise impermanence, change, uncertainty, suffering, anxiety and death to be an inevitable part of our every day lives. The challenge of authentic living is to confront and find meaning within these existential givens, as opposed to avoiding, or denying, them. Psychotherapy provides a unique opportunity to do this. I invite clients to pay close attention to their experiences; we work collaboratively in clarifying and reflecting upon their situations in order to gain deeper insight and awareness into how they might choose to live with greater meaning and connection to themselves and to others.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master's in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Supervision for Individuals and Groups
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Fees are £60 per sixty minute session, however I do hold some low cost places available for psychotherapy trainees and those on low income. I offer a £25 initial consultation to provide opportunity for us to discuss your hopes for psychotherapy and establish if we feel able to work together therapeutically.
I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical codes of practice. I am fully insured and have an Enhanced CRB.
Greenslade, R. (2016) Reviving Antiquity: a consideration of askésis and existential psychotherapy. Existential Analysis. 27.1, pp 107-120.
Greenslade, R. (2015) Beyond mindfulness, towards antiquity. Self & Society: Vol. 43, No. 1, pp35-40.
Greenslade, R. (2014) Mindfulness and Therapy: A Skeptical Approach, in Bazzano, M. (Ed) After Mindfulness: New Perspectives on Psychology and Meditation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I will have availability for new clients for a January 2017 start.
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision to individuals and groups.View supervision profile