Who’s who at Re-Vision
Please note, we are awaiting a few biographies for this page.
Anthea Benjamin is a UKCP registered integrative arts psychotherapist who has worked in the NHS, residential, private and community settings for over 15 years. Anthea trained at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education (IATE) where she has also worked since 2010 as Group Process Facilitator and trainer in diversity, among other topics. Anthea has a Diploma in Groupwork Practice from the Institute of Group Analysis where she is currently completing her training as a group analyst. She also runs groups for couples at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. Anthea is the interpersonal group facilitator on stage 1 of the counselling diploma.
Deborah Berger is a UKCP registered psychotherapist who trained at Re.Vision. She has completed trainings in Couples in search of soul, Supervision with soul and Wild Therapy. She is Co-Director of Spiral Therapy Centre which makes therapy available to as wide a range of people as possible in the local community. Deborah is particularly interested in the complex issues of culture, heritage, difference and oppression. She has offered CPD courses at Re.Vision and Spiral during the past 10 years and is currently a tutor for Stages I and II.
Lesley Brown C.Psychol., MSc has trained in Gestalt and Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and Group Therapy. She is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor with wide experience in training and coaching. She now combines teaching at Re-Vision with a private practice working with individuals and couples.Lesley is the interpersonal group facilitator on the psychotherapy post-diploma on which she also teaches a module on Pandora’s box.
Kevin Burns is a BACP registered graduate of the Re-Vision Counselling training and works in private practice in Lewes and Brighton. He is currently training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and other interests include dance, role-play and Tarot. He read English at Oxford and has a lifelong interest in ancient India, especially the Upanishads. In 2004 he published Eastern Philosophy (Arcturus UK & US) and he has also published on the psychology of role-playing. He is a Tutor on Stage I.
Joan Crawford BA, MSc trained as a dramatherapist and is a UKCP registered psychotherapist. She has a private practice with both clients and supervisees. Her background includes broadcasting, running a fringe theatre and living in a meditation centre. She completed her psychotherapy training at Re-Vision. Her most current interest is in ecopsychology and the ways in which the wider context of planetary crisis may be impacting clients. Joan teaches the Ecopsychology module on stage 3 of the Counselling Diploma, the Mid-life module on the Psychotherapy post-diploma and the the Stage 2 Summer School on the Wounded Healer.
Adam Kincel, UKCP, has an MA in Gestalt therapy and a PgDip in psychodynamic theories. He is a trained social worker, with experience of working in mental health and foster care. Adam teaches at Re-Vision, Instytut Terapii Gestalt (Poland) and Caucasus Institute of Gestalt Therapy and Family Psychotherapy (Georgia). He is a board member of the Association for Advancements in Gestalt Therapy. He is particularly interested in therapeutic work through body, diversity, large groups and relational therapy. Adam teaches modules on ‘Contact and Dialogue’ and ‘Working with the Body’ on stage 2 and ‘Change’ on stage 3 of the counselling diploma. He also teaches Research skills on the psychotherapy post-diploma.
Sissy Lykou MA; P.G.Cert.; is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and an ADMP UK registered dance movement psychotherapist who trained as a counselling psychologist in Greece. She practices in London privately and in community psychotherapy projects for children under five and their parents/carers. She lectures on several university and professional training programmes in the UK and Europe. She has worked on EU research projects at the Universities of Heidelberg and Athens. In addition to publishing papers and chapters, she serves on journal editorial boards and was a member of the Steering Group of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility. Sissy supervises stage 2 students on the counselling Diploma
Nicky Marshall is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and BACP accredited senior practitioner. She is qualified in Couple Counselling and Supervision, and holds the European Certificate of Psychotherapy. She has been a trainer for over 15 years. She has a particular interest in relationship dynamics, our relationship with the other than human world, and the ethics of practice. She has a background in Mental Health, working with addictions and with survivors of sexual abuse in childhood. Nicky is Training Director, stage 3 co-ordinator and teaches the modules on Hypothesis and Context, Internal Realities, Mythic Triangles, Facing into the World as a Practitioner, and the final summer school on stage 3 of the counselling diploma. She is also a stage 3 supervisor and teaches on and coordinates the Couples and Supervision training courses.
Claudine Maguire BSc., MA, MSc is a UKCP registered psychotherapist. She has a private practice and works for statutory organisations, including Local Authorities. Her background includes social work, working with bereaved families, training Local Authority staff in working therapeutically and developing systemic approaches in social services. She completed her psychotherapy training at Re-Vision and her Family and Systemic Psychotherapy training at the Institute of Family Therapy.
Sophia Neville is a UKCP registered and BACP accredited psychotherapist, holds a qualification in supervision and has been supervising for 10 years. She first trained in integrative counselling 20 years ago and completed her psychotherapy training at Re-Vision. A long time follower of Jung’s work and post-Jungian studies she holds regular dream workshops and has a keen interest in exploring the relationship between inner and outer ecology. Sophia is a supervisor on stage 3 of the counselling diploma and stages 4 and 5 of the psychotherapy post-diploma.
Jo-Ann Roden is a UKCP registered and BACP registered/accredited psychotherapist and an integrative supervisor. She originally studied experimental psychology and philosophy and retains an interest in the problem of dualistic thinking in theory and method. Jo trained at Re-Vision and now works as a tutor on stages 1 to 5. She has an ongoing interest in how early attachment is implicated in addiction. Jo is a study tutor on stages 2-3 of the cd and stages 4-5 of the psychotherapy post-dip. Jo teaches on and coordinates the psychotherapy post-diploma training.
Mary Smail is both a Psychotherapist and Sesame trained Dramatherapist, working in private practice, under the name of SoulWorks UK. Mary works on the Transitions team, teaches the Loss weekend on Stage 3, and Stories of Soul Making on Stage 4. She co-authored Dramatherapy with Myth and Fairy tale – 53 healing stories, and has written several other published chapters. Outside, Re-Vision, Mary created and convenes the course Psyche and Soma which looks at the “reversed curriculum” of inner soul wisdom, secular spirituality and how this manifest into a troubled world through the healing arts.
Jo van den Broek BA(hons), PGCE, MBA, is the Business Director. With a background mainly in local government and charities, Jo trained as an English and drama teacher and has also worked in welfare rights and a bank. She is responsible for the overall business direction of Re-Vision – finance, staffing, premises and promotion as well as working closely day to day with Antigony and Tara, the administrators – and the Training Director.
Mark Van Gogh is a UKCP registered psychotherapist. He works in private practice and as a trainer and supervisor at Re-Vision. Mark coordinates stage 2 of the counselling diploma, and teaches several stage 2 modules. Alongside Sarah Van Gogh he co-teaches all stage 1 modules, and facilitates video groups for stages 2 and 3 of the diploma. He is co-founder of a programme for men entitled The Soul of Men, and teaches courses on Jung and Psychosynthesis at City Lit.
Sarah Van Gogh has worked as a BACP accredited counsellor in private practice for many years. As well as working at Re-Vision she has been a counsellor and trainer for Survivors UK, a charity that provides support to men who have experienced sexual violation, and a supervisor for volunteer counsellors in a central London bereavement service. She read English at Cambridge University, and has worked in theatre, community health and adult education. She has written about the vital connection between the expressive arts and therapy in a number of journals. Sarah is the Stage Co-ordinator for Stage 1 of the counselling diploma at Re-Vision, and also teaches on Stages 2 and 3. She is the author of ‘Helping Male Survivors to Recover’ published in 2018 by Jessica Kingsley. She is also the co editor, with Chris Robertson, of ‘Transformation in Troubled Times. Re-Vision’s Soulful Approach to Therapeutic Work‘ published by Transpersonal Press.
Jane Weinberg LLM holds a Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, has a background in law and education and a particular interest in working with groups and young people. She is a UKCP registered psychotherapist with a private practice in South London and is a supervisor and trainer. Jane is an interpersonal group facilitator on stages 1 -3 of the counselling diploma.She also teaches the Difference and diversity module on stage 3.
Elena Lokteva started working in the private equity industry in 1995, lead private equity program in family office MAC Asset Management and co-founded SI Capital Partners. An accomplished CFO and operating partner with global experience in retail, distribution and manufacturing, she led the establishment and turnaround of entities in Northern and Eastern Europe and manage finance teams handling acquisitions and exits in EMENA.
Elena has 18 years of board level experience in executive, and non-executive capacities in private equity backed companies and charitable organizations. Currently NED in Delta Motor Group Oy (Finland) and a Board Observer at Hertfordshire Mind Network (UK). Elena is CPA (US), MA Economics and Audit and MSc Biotechnology
Fiona Start I trained as a counsellor at Re-Vision, qualifying in 2012. Since then I have worked in private practice and as a counsellor in an adoption support agency. The training and the trainers at Re-Vision are very special to me, as the values that are preached are put into practice. The training has truly equipped me to work with both wounding and complexity – vital in any service working with vulnerable and traumatised individuals
Dave Williams Dip Counselling My first calling was that of science working for Cadbury Ltd for eight years before switching to a career in the specialist area of high vacuum engineering. In 1993, looking for a fresh challenge, he formed his own High Vacuum Engineering Company. This company is now the world’s leading manufacturer of a particular piece of specialist forensic equipment. In 2000 I took some time off from the world of business and enrolled with Re-Vision to do the Counselling Diploma. I graduated in 2007.