In 2018, Re-Vision is celebrating its 30th birthday, The organisation has grown a little over the years and changed in some ways, but not in others. The Winter Residential held in January 2018 celebrated the 30th anniversary and celebrated the founders, Chris and Ewa Robertson, who are leaving Re-Vision at the end of this academic year. See our most recent copy of Acorn, the newsletter for students, graduates and other friends of Re-Vision, here: Acorn no 30 March 2018.pub
Also, see these memories published as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations which gives some of the flavour of Re-Vision’s beginnings Dreaming Re-Vision, Roe Woodroffe 2008
Re-Vision’s Mission Statement
Re-Vision aims to change people’s quality of life – to catalyse psychological, social and spiritual transformation. We accomplish this through our combination of clinical excellence and soulful care in our counselling and psychotherapy training, public courses and affordable counselling. We aim to provide greater accessibility to counselling and psychotherapy by embracing difference both within the Re-Vision community and in our relations with the public.
The bringing together of spiritual values with sound clinical skills is central to Re-Vision’s mission. Openness, honesty, clarity, beauty and tolerance are values that Re-Vision is committed to putting into practice. The essence of our identity as a community is to embody care, integrity and meaning-making, both in our work with individuals and in our efforts to reach out and have an influence on the larger society.
- we recognise that counselling and therapy function within a social, ecological and political context that can be forgotten in the consulting room
- we seek to honour external world reality alongside psychological reality
- we temper high ideals with knowledge of the shadow side of the human psyche and the need for grounded practice
- we try to model what we teach and be open to re-vision ourselves in the light of new perspectives and feedback.
Counselling and psychotherapy are the most intimate of professions. The size of training groups is maintained at a level that allows for close contact and personal attention. The organisational structure ensures a degree of care and responsiveness to individual needs that only a small organisation can offer. As in individual therapy, where adapting to the specific needs of the client is paramount, so having the organisational flexibility to give individual attention to students is a high priority. The principle here is that of valuing individual differences. Re-Vision literally means the ‘willingness to look again’. This means we are a learning organisation that gives a high priority to listening to feedback from all whom we serve. Re-Vision has drawn together a body of like-minded people deeply committed to care of the soul – including the ecological and social realities within which we work and practice. The attached articles give some flavour of the Re-Vision approach:
- The Re-Vision approach to counselling and psychotherapy – an essay by Chris Robertson and Jo-Ann Roden model-of-mind-2016-1
- Article written by Nicky Marshall, Training Directorsupervision-with-soul-artcile-from-private-practice:
More about all trainers and Trustees on the ‘Who’s Who at Re-Vision’ page
Re-Vision is a charity registered in England (no.1068739) and a non-profit educational company registered as ReVision Ltd, company number 2789040. The governing documents are under review at January 2017 as they need updating to reflect changes in the law etc, but the current Memorandum and Articles, last updated in January 2011 can be found here
This policy summarises the training record retention policy for students, the full text of which can be found here: Training Records Policy Document (1)
Fees and Bursary Fund
Our fees are kept as low as possible, commensurate with sustainability. We aim to continue to make our courses and training widely available and we offer our successful bursary scheme which is aimed at all those who might not otherwise be able to access the training due to cost. “The bursary system is exemplary and a particular achievement for such a small organisation.” (HIPC/UKCP course re-accreditation panel.) Ethnic diversity is not adequately reflected in the counselling and psychotherapy profession. Students and graduates from minority ethnic backgrounds who have trained at Re-Vision have alerted us to the growing need for professionally trained practitioners within their own communities. We want to reach out to this wider cross-section of the community and so the bursary fund particularly helps to facilitate the training of counsellors and psychotherapists from ethnic minority and other under-represented groups.
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