Calm Farm Counselling
Calm Farm is a Community Interest Company & is based in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.
We provide counselling, hypnotherapy, life-coaching, counselling training, health & well-being workshops including Mindfulness & confidence building programmes for children & a whole range of other sensory, creative & therapeutic services for younger children across East Sussex.
Counselling for adults & couples can help you explore and work through many different issues such as relationships issues, post natal depression, addictions, bereavement, problems at work or college, stress, anxiety, depression, coping with traumatic experiences, abuse, bullying, sexual problems, managing emotional or physical pain, loneliness & isolation, confidence problems & many more. It is a process where you (the client) can talk in confidence about issues that are concerning you, with the skilled attention of a counsellor, in a safe supportive environment.
Counselling for older children & young people can help children & young people achieve in their lives, develop new confidence & gain a greater sense of well-being. We have therapists that specialise in anger management & can use a range of different therapeutic methods to engage children & young people & help them to open up & overcome blocks in a safe and confidential environment.
Play/Art therapy for young children can take on many different forms which will encourage the therapeutic process in a more relaxed, creative & nonintrusive way. It is generally used with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences & feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children's experiences & knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others. This approach is common to young children.
Some of the therapeutic tools that are often used in play therapy are:
Our skilled therapists can work with the child or young person individually or provide therapy for the family. If you are a parent or guardian please phone our centre to talk to an advisor.
We offer short and longer term one to one counselling which is available on a sliding scale of fees, depending on affordability. Please contact us to book an initial appointment.
See our website for further information www.calmfarm.org.uk
Rachel Streeter MBACP, Dip Couns. Dip HYP. BA. (Hons.)
Rachel Streeter is the Director of Calm Farm. She is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Hypnotherapy Society.
She has over ten years experience of working as a mental health practitioner, with specialist experience of bereavement, loss and trauma.
Rachel has a BA Honours degree in Music and a Diploma in Performing Arts, combining these skills in her therapeutic approach with children, young people and those with special needs through music, movement and play.
Alison Seymour - MBACP, Dip. Counselling
Alison is an Accreded BACP Counsellor. She has had specific training in working with clients who have suffered rape and sexual assault, and those who have experienced post-natal depression. She is also trained in many other areas including bereavement, psychosexual therapy, trauma, eating disorders and couples counselling. She works extensively with young people from the age of 16.
Robert Goodman - PGDipCouns, DHypPsych(UK), DipCouns, MBACP (Hastings & Eastbourne)
Robert has been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 12 years. He has a warm, welcoming and empathic approach which is non-judgemental and moves at a pace appropriate for each client. Robert has particular interests and expertise in anxiety
and stress management, post-traumatic stress disorder, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, youth work and depression. He also specialises in working with men, bullying, psychosexual work, sexual abuse, relationship issues, LGBT work and affirming diversity. As well as working with Calm Farm.
Janet Stead - NLP and Life Coaching Practitioner
Janet qualified as an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner in 2008, in order toshare her steps to recovery with others, she also offers Life Coaching, TalkingTherapy, Workshops and Training sessions. Janet believes 'Self Awareness is key to dealing with obstacles in life,' And wanting to make changes in your lifeis the first step to gaining that Self Awareness.' Janet ran her own business at the age of twenty-six, repairing dot matrix printer heads,which can be found in (ATM) cash machines. Due to a traumatic event, she left the company in 1996, having acquired a range of skills, including NLP. However, when sudden illness struck, Janet faced an uncertain future. With the support of her daughter, she turned to what she knew - NLP. She realised that self-motivation and determination play an important part in any recovery.
Anita Lester - Play Therapist Dip UK PTUK (Eastbourne)
Anita is a registered Sandplay Therapist and truly believes in the effectiveness of this non-verbal form of play therapy. Her travels have allowed her the opportunity to work with children both in the Caribbean and England where she has been able to observe the positive effect that sandplay has had despite the huge differences in culture. Anita's moto is that 'play is the universal language of children' and it is though play that they are able to communicate most effectively as well as heal. Anita qualified as a Sandplay Practitioner through Play Therapy UK (PTUK) in 2014 and then further went on to qualify as a Sandplay Therapist with the Association for Sandplay Therapy in America. Her background in music and fine art also helps to shape the therapeutic work that she carries out with children.
Rachel Burton - Child and Adult Counsellor, MBACP, B.A. (Hons)
Rachel has an accredited Psychodynamic Diploma which means that she takes the approach that where we have come from affects who we are now and impacts on our future. She has worked with a range of clients from children and adolescents to people in their older years. Rachel likes working with adults or children.
When Rachel works with children she uses play and art materials for therapeutic benefit such as sand trays, drawing, toys & puppets.
She is registered with a professional body, the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. Rachel offers daytime and evening appointments.
When working with a child under the age of consent the initial assessment with parents/carers is free.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Specialist mental health experience/training
Play Therapy Diploma
BA honours Music degree
Drama training & acting skills
BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts
Member organisations *
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
Adult/Young person counselling is £40 - £50 per 50 minute session.
The first initial assessment is £40.
(Reduced rates are available for people on a low income).
Couple counselling is £60 per 50 minute session.
The first initial assessment is £60.
Child counselling/Play therapy is £40 per 50 minute session.
The first initial assessment is £40
Reduced rates available for students and those on low incomes
Fees for workshops in Schools and Colleges can vary depending on location and block bookings. Please enquire and a consultation will be arranged.
'Since going to counselling I can now control my anger and can progress on my own.'
(Steve from Bexhill)
'Thank you for all your help over the past couple of months. It's made a real difference in my life.'
(Katie from Hastings)
'I'm so grateful to you for all your help and support. I have noticed a massive improvement in my life and so has my family.'
(Sarah from Bexhill)
We also offer a wide range of courses, awarded by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), enabling progression from:
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Counselling Studies
Professional qualifications at Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Level 6 Counselling Supervision.
All the workshops are individually tailored to meet identified issues and year group.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
This will vary for each therapist. We will contact you within 24 hours and see you within a week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training