I am a Rites of Passage Mentor and have worked with children and young people for over 20 years, specialising in supporting families through the thresholds of life. I spent a decade in international development focussing on community building and supporting dialogue around human rights, social justice, sustainability and interfaith. This lead to developing a unique curriculum called Earth Studies; exploring our human connection with nature.
Inspired by my teaching experiences and community-building work in Europe and Asia, I founded Routes of Life; leading empowerment circles for young people and their families and guiding them through coming of age transitions.
In my work with children I see many girls lose their confidence as puberty approaches and offer girl circles to address this. GirlKind is a place where girls can safely explore the changes taking place, celebrate the path to womanhood and ease concerns.
I also work with boys exploring issues around masculinity, feminism, healthy communication and wellbeing. I believe that confident, happy children will create a peaceful and healthy world and devote my time to supporting young people as they start the journey to adulthood.
I weave an awareness for our beautiful planet into my work as I am passionate about developing children's connection with nature and their own true nature.
Working with families through workshops and empowerment circles I offer mothers and fathers a chance to find space for a deeper bond with their child. Parenting has many challenges and our family workshops create a loving space where we can celebrate our roles, formulate new tools for going forward and build intentional community to support each other.
Certified Girl Circle facilitator
Journey of Young Women 2017
Certified Women's Circle Facilitator
Moon Mná Women’s Celtic Circle Facilitator 2016
PGCE / Qualified Teacher Status
Kings College London / Institute of Education 1998
'I love the mother-daughter sessions as it allows a space where I connect with my daughter without any external distractions. Catherine is a natural and caring facilitator and makes the sessions fun too!
MA Ecology & Spirituality
Current student at Schumacher College, UK
Wise Womban Way facilitator
Womben Wellness 2020