MBACP, Dip Couns. Dip HYP. Dip P.Arts BA. (Hons.)
Rachel Streeter is the Founder & Director of Calm Farm. She is a qualified Counsellor & Hypnotherapist. Rachel has over twenty years experience of working as a mental health practitioner, with specialist experience of bereavement, loss & trauma. She has extensive experience of working with children & young people as well as those with challenging behaviour through developing & delivering a wide range of dynamic workshops that encourage social inclusive, creative learning & promote health & well-being.
Rachel comes from a very creative background with broad experience in singing and performing and has acheived a BA Honours Degree in Music & a Diploma in Performing Arts. She has delivered many singing & music workshops for children & young people over the years and has developed a wide range of stimulating music & sensory groups for young children & those with PMLD.
Calm Farm Personal Assistant.
Casey Rider is Calm Farms Personal Assistant. She is currently in her last year at The University of Brighton studying Psychology and Criminology and is aiming for a first-class degree. Casey also completed an Access to Higher Education course in Humanities that included Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy. Casey has always felt passionately about maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise and fitness and believes this truly helps nourish the mind body and soul. Casey also comes from a holistic and spiritual background and aims to incorporate this positive and compassionate mind-set in her work.
Inclusive sports Coordinator, Youth leader and Workshop facilitator.
Matt is a fully qualified youth and community worker. He has 9 years experience of managing projects, managing staff teams, working in the field of outreach/detached work, supporting parents and children and working with a range stakeholders/partners within Children’s Services, East Sussex County Council. He has a very high sucess rate and specialises in working with the hard to reach and challenging young people. He has worked with young people in one to one situations and group work. He has managed successful teams and has won many awards for the achievements of these teams. Matt is the founder of AIR and is the senior facilitator for all sports inclusion activities with children and young people.
Health & Wellbeing Workshop Facilitator.
Brad Gross is our very loud American Workshop Facilitator that loves to entertain a crown as well as educating and delivering hard hitting messages to children and young people. He has delivered a wide range of Health and Wellbeing workshops across Sussex and has done this for more than 10 years in one form or another. He is a born performer and has a crazy love for funky science shows that wow a crown and bring science to life. Brad – who hails from New York – is a former London Science Museum Presenter and Head of Science Outreach at Herstmonceux Observatory in Sussex, not to mention underwater welder, teacher, TV presenter, landscaper, jazz musician and too many other ridiculous jobs to mention. He is now a Co-Director and performer in Blast Science.
Theatre Workshop Facilitator.
Suzy has a Degree in Performing Arts and runs workshops in physical theatre, ensemble work, clown, improvisation and storytelling. She has worked for 9 years as a “Giggle Doctor” entertaining children in hospitals with magic, music, clowning and also in schools for children with special needs. She has worked for over 10 years in hospitals and care homes for the elderly with stroke patients and dementia. She uses poetry, stories, theatre and song to provoke reminiscence and deeper conversation and friendship within the group. Suzy is also a trained facilitator in Laughter Yoga and Emotional Freedom Technique and helps her clients to release stress, anxiety and difficult memories.
Drama workshop Facilitator.
Laura has an MA and a First Class BA Hons in Theatre, as well as Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Counselling skills. With over 6 years experience of working in a variety of educational settings Laura has engaged with all age ranges, from pre-school children to young adults. She has devised and led drama workshops for children with additional needs, run community engagement theatre work and used drama as a tool for promoting confidence, creativity and self-expression in those she works with. She has recently set up an after-school drama project called Hatch Drama for children aged 4-11 in the East Sussex area. Laura has also worked as a mentor and pastoral support worker dealing with issues such as teenage pregnancy, homelessness, substance misuse and barriers to further education.
Health & Wellbeing Facilitator & Remarkable Me leader.
Alison has over 10 year’s experience of working as a Creative Arts Facilitator with all ages and abilities from babies, toddlers, children, teenagers to adults. She is a qualified primary school teacher but now works mainly with Music and Movement in a range of different capacities. For the past 7 years she has been leading training and summer camps designed to empower young people to find their creative voice develop skills and build their own sense of self-worth and purpose in the community.
Ali is also a qualified Yoga teacher and holistic therapist and has specialised in Pregnancy and Family Yoga. Working both creatively and therapeutically Ali is experienced in working with individuals and with groups.
Calm Farm Therapists
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.
PGDipCouns, DHypPsych(UK), DipCouns
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, Robert also works as a registered SARC counsellor at Mankind counselling in Brighton.
NLP and Life Coaching Practitioner.
Janet qualified as an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner in 2008, in order to share her steps to recovery with others, she also offers Life Coaching, Talking Therapy, Workshops and Training sessions. Janet believes ‘Self Awareness is key to dealing with obstacles in life,’ And wanting to make changes in your life is 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.
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.
Child and Adult Counsellor, MBACP, B.A. (Hons) (Bexhill)
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.
Maria Lazcano Fuentes
Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP, EFT & Matrix Reimpriting, EMDR with Hypnosis, Gestalt with Hypnosis.
Maria specialises in helping children over 14 years of age and adults, who need to build their self-esteem and confidence, overcome anxiety, panic attacks or limiting beliefs and fears that are holding them back in their life. She offers the “BAGC6″ The Beat Anxiety and Gain Confidence 6 Steps Programme”, which aims to uproot and resolve the origin of the client’s anxiety, unhelpful beliefs and fears at the fastest possible way and using a wide combination of techniques.
The BAGC6 is ideal for all sort of difficulties from exam and interview nerves, fear of failure, managing stress, supporting those with IBS to reduce stress and anxiety, low mood, general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks and traumas amongst others.
Maria works from London and Bexhill, and offers all her clients a 30 minutes free consultation prior to starting the programme. This is an ideal opportunity for both, client and therapist to discuss the difficulties to resolve and get a better understanding of the process.