About

I am a qualified personal performance coach and teacher who has worked for twenty years in education and the charitable sector. I am currently studying Regenerative Eco-Psychology and Nature Based Practice at the Natural Academy and I am a founder member of the North West Regional Network of Nature Based Practitioners.

After growing up feral in the Derbyshire Dales, much of my adult life was spent in the inner city. In my forties I felt increasingly disenchanted with urban life and longed to spend time in nature and wild places, and to live more authentically.

This lead me to leave my job, home and give up most of my possessions to walk the length of the Outer Hebrides and hike up through the highlands of Scotland; wild camping and navigating my way through mountain passes. My journey took me to a remote off grid peninsula, accessible only by foot or boat, where I lived in a self-built wooden dome, painting, growing my own food, volunteering for a marine protection group.

I was then drawn to South West Ireland where I volunteered restoring a Victorian arboretum and harvested seaweed whilst enjoying the incredible scenery of the Beara and Mizen peninsula.

Now I live in a small cottage in West Yorkshire, overlooking the vast hills and wooded valleys, close to other creative and community minded folk. Here I strive to live a simple and creative life close to nature working alongside others with similar values.

Recommendations

“..Wow…..well, if this carries on like today has done, I will be in 7th heaven.  I feel like I have had jump leads attached to me and been jump started !!! ”

Sue

“Really feeling the benefit of yesterdays session. Calm but motivated frame of mind today.”

Lisa

“Thank you for yesterday Caroline. You are truly exceptional at what you do. “

Deb

“I have found working outside in nature with Caroline has helped to see issues in different perspectives, seeing myself and others as part of something bigger than all of us, and in a constant state of impermanence, change and cycles has helped to me to connect to the natural flow of life”

Anon

“I have found the sessions with Caroline helpful to work out where I want to head next in my life. The mindfulness practised in the sessions, and that I have been able to continue with her support outside of sessions, has helped me find a calm place from which to think about what I want to do, and to feel grounded and secure. It has supported me in various areas of my life, including my career plans. “

Clare

“For me, Caroline is helping me connect to what I might tentatively  call the wisdom of the natural world.

I find benefit in slowing down, reaching for authenticity in how I might choose to contribute to the world. I find the release of energy that comes with this enables me to be move out into the world from a more centred way.

Caroline is a gentle intuitive skilled guide. She uses powerful questions within a flexible framework. Kind and patient, yet supporting development and accountability. “

Tessa