In 1996 Prof. Chris Beaumont registered the charity ‘The Bohemia Trust’. From the beginning the advice desk and the counselling centre were combined.
We have always been self-funding with about 25% of our revenue being grant driven. Our trading company is limited by guarantee.
Other Trustees :
- Sandie Beaumont
- Andrew Beaumont
- Jane Nicholson
- Sue Burrows
- Carol Somers
- Graham Payton
- Gillian Irving
- Revd Deryck Charnock
- Dr Pam Herbert
- Peter Finnemore
All of whom give their time freely.
In September 2010 we moved to St. Leonards-on-sea, a much larger site still in the Hastings area.
From our humble beginnings of one counsellor and advisor we now have six advisors and up to twenty counsellors, some offering specialised services such as art therapy. We have worked with an ever growing waiting list and continue to grow to meet the local need for high level therapeutic interventions.
For the past ten years our client’s positive feedback has been between 94% and 98%. The only real measure of the success of our efforts is and should be the client.