Miche was brought up by a mum who was a farmer’s daughter, who helped to infuse Miche with a love of the countryside, and an understanding of the importance of our natural flora and fauna and
of taking care of the land. With much of her time spent outdoors as a child in Scotland and then the Lake District, Miche grew up taking all of this for granted and it was only when she found herself living in London, and feeling hemmed in on all sides, that she realised how important connection with nature was to her.
So, after moving to Sussex in 2008, she enrolled on the Trackways one year course in Bushcraft and Nature Connection, and began the journey to reconnecting with her roots, completing her survival
quest in Oct 2009. She then attended the Art of Mentoring week long community immersion experience in 2012, and became a forest school mentor with Cultivating Curiosity in 2016. She also
helps with the Outdoor Learning sessions at her son’s school. In Sept 2019 she took over the communications for Cultivating Curiosity, managing the emails, the waiting lists and the group lists.
Miche is also a registered and accredited psychotherapist since 2007, and in the last few years has added to her counselling and psychotherapy practice by offering sessions outdoors, running ‘Fireside Retreat Sessions’ at Wo Wo Campsite, Sheffield Park and a “Walk & Talk” Service on the Worth Way in East Grinstead.
As an artist herself, Miche’s favourite part of working outdoors with kids in the woods is the crafting with natural materials, although she does enjoy a good elderflower fritter or two as well! But more
than anything, she feels passionate about seeing children and adults come alive outdoors and about exploring the myriad of ways we can weave creativity, connection and care into the world, especially when it means taking care of our beautiful Earth. Miche’s own art work is often inspired by the beauty and magic of being outdoors, the cycle of the seasons and how nature connects us to spirit in ourselves and the places we visit.
She walks most days, as an antidote to the busy-ness of the requirements of modern family life and work, and would probably be insane without the feeling of feet on the land and nature’s abundance wrapped around her on a regular basis!
For more information about Miche’s work, you can visit www.humanisticpsychotherapy.co.uk and