Counselling

BACP Accredited Counselling Training

Next intake Autumn 2017

“The uncertainty about what the client and I are here for, is what we are here for” – James Hillman

Due to a high level of interest in our Foundation Year, early application is strongly recommended after attending the Transitions course.

Interviews for the autumn 2017 intake will be held in two batches – June/July 2017 and September 2017

Character of this training

This is a three-year, part time course leading to the award of a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling. The training runs from October to July each year with training sessions one weekend a month.

The theoretical approach pioneered at Re-Vision uses a circular re-visioning of the pre-ego-trans model from the work of Ken Wilbur as a framework to integrate concepts from Jungian, Gestalt, relational, psychodynamic, neuroscience, body psychotherapy and family systems theory as well as developmental and archetypal psychology and ecopsychology. Through this, we combine a spiritual perspective with down-to-earth high quality therapeutic skills. Spirit without soul has no containing vessel and soul without spirit loses direction and becomes self-absorbed. A functional, mature, and not overly heroic ego is necessary to manifest spiritual and soulful longings in the world. The Re-Vision approach aims to marry soul and spirit – soul’s delight in the detail of everyday life with the spirit’s awareness of the bigger picture of which we are a connected part.

The growing awareness in contemporary psychotherapy that there is no single right answer or method demands flexibility on the part of the counsellor and a willingness to hold uncertainty. Counsellors need to be able to adapt their style of working to the specific needs of each client. A pluralistic, integrative training such as Re-Vision’s invites a partnership with the client rather than attempting to deliver the solution.

Distinguishing features of the training:
    • A balanced integration between limitation and potential, dark and light.
    • An approach to early disturbance in which wounding is seen as a gateway to soul.
    • An integrative method for working with transference and countertransference
    • A view of counselling as a mutual healing involving both counsellor and client
    • A selective intake which ensures small training groups
    • Highly skilled trainers with many years’ experience
    • Clear separation of the roles of training and personal psychotherapy

Course components

STAGE 1 FOUNDATION YEAR: THE SOUL’S JOURNEY

This is a certificate course for those who wish to explore their individual journey, as well as providing a solid grounding for the Counselling Diploma training. It offers the student a coherent picture of the psychological journey of individuation within a spiritual perspective. It looks at the development of the ego and its defences from birth to adulthood and the soul’s expression of archetypal patterns of destiny. Each developmental phase of the individuation process is explored through mythological stories, group work, imaginal exercises and theoretical models. This course is a prerequisite to the Counselling Training.

Course Format for weekend format October 2017 – July 2018
  • Orientation day
  • Eight monthly training weekends
  • Eight mid-month tutor groups
  • Winter Residential (Friday-Sunday) January 2018
  • Residential Summer School (Wednesday – Sunday) July 2018
STAGE 2

This first year of the Counselling Diploma shifts the focus from the self-exploration undertaken in the Foundation Year to the professional application of the principles of the Re-Vision model. During the autumn students develop the skills to prepare them for taking on clients. In the spring they begin counselling in a suitable voluntary agency or other placement. The 2nd and 3rd terms are devoted to building confidence in the role, deepening and applying an understanding of Integrative Transpersonal Counselling, and developing a basic repertoire of counselling skills and strategies.

Course Format
  • 9 monthly training weekends
  • 9 mid-month tutor groups
  • 9 interpersonal groups
  • 14 supervision groups
  • 3 video supervision groups
  • Winter Residential (Friday-Sunday)
  • Residential Summer School (Weds-Sunday)

STAGE 3
This final stage of the counselling training is intended to deepen the integration of theory and skills and to support the student in the development of their craft as a practitioner. Key elements in this process are learning to re-vision diagnosis as seeing through to the underlying story of the soul, developing a context that is meaningful to the client’s unfolding direction, understanding clients’ unconscious communications, recognising and working with transference and countertransference, and being sensitive to, and able to confront, shadow issues. By the end of the training, students will be able to monitor the clinical effectiveness of their counselling work, and to learn from and creatively respond to ‘mistakes’, within the context of an ethically grounded and intimate  therapeutic relationship.

Course Format
      • 9 training weekends
      • 12 supervision groups and 9 individual supervision sessions
      • 30 interpersonal groups, study groups, tutorials and video skills groups
      • Winter Residential (Friday-Sunday)
      • Residential Summer School (Weds-Sunday)
 Application procedure

Applicants need to have attended our Transitions Course. Full details of this and how to apply, including information on our APL (accreditation of prior learning) policy, can be obtained from the Re-Vision office 020 8357 8881 or info@re-vision.org.uk or use the contact form on this site.  You can also find out more by attending our taster or other introductory events http://www.re-vision.org.uk/introductory-events/

To join the foundation year:

Applicants should be willing to undertake at least 35 weekly individual sessions of individual counselling or psychotherapy. In addition, they must have completed the Transitions course and fulfil some or all of the following criteria:

· Previous experience of personal therapy and/or other self-development activity
· Life experience and maturity
· Previous experience of working within a group
· Capacity for critical self reflection
· Capacity for independent study
· Personal resilience to cope with the demands of the training
· Ability to relate and work cooperatively
· Self-awareness and responsibility

Qualification

Students who successfully complete the training will receive a Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling, and be eligible for entry into the BACP Voluntary Register of Counsellors.

Fees

Re-Vision training fees 2017-2018  include all training and residential costs, and the cost of training supervision, but not that of personal therapy.

“Re-Vision’s training not only gives you the skills you need for a career in counselling but dares you to look into the depths of your soul.The training here is meaningful, enriching and held by a strong sense of community. It profoundly impacts on all aspects of your life.” Dave Clogg (Graduate)

“There is no doubt that the course provides students with a high quality training.”
Gerry Wilmore, External Examiner

Re-Vision is an educational charity set up in 1988 for the purpose of offering an integrative and transpersonal approach to counselling, grounded in good practice. Re-Vision also offers the following courses: Post-Diploma Psychotherapy training over two years, UKCP accredited; Diploma in working with Couples in Search of Soul; Group facilitation training;  Diploma in Supervision with Soul (UKCP accreditation applied for); Personal and Professional development programmes.

For further information, please contact: The Administrator, Re-Vision, 97 Brondesbury Road, London NW6 6RY Tel: 020 8357 8881 info@re-vision.org.uk