I’ve been helping others to create order from chaos all my life. Room to Think was born in 2013 when I asked myself ‘that’ question: “if I could choose to do anything, how would I want to spend my time when I wasn’t with my friends or family?”
It feels like everything I’ve done in my life to date – paid, unpaid, work, social and personal – led to Room to Think and that everything I’ve done since has contributed. I’m a woman, a mum, a partner and a householder. Having studied both Psychology and Fine Art at degree level, I completed an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology in December 2019. The research I carried out into clutter and wellbeing has been published in an academic journal. I’m now training to become a meditation teacher.
I have always had a pathological need to create order where chaos exists. I think in spreadsheets and categories and have a strong eye for the aesthetic. I have a friendly, easy-going manner and people say I am unshockable. I believe in, and am living proof of, the capacity we all have to move forward.
I live in East London and love my local community. I ride a bike and walk a lot. I’m fit, healthy and practical.
I’ve spent time in the voluntary sector and the business sector and have been involved in all sorts of community projects; I’ve set up and managed an architect’s practice, fundraised for an International Women’s Charity, run training workshops in work related practises and group dynamics and organised conferences. I’ve worked behind a bar and in a factory. I’ve picked fruit, stuffed envelopes and even had a brief stint of selling advertising space. I’m part of a group who have set up and run a community choir, and have sat on various Trustee Boards. My favourite projects so far – apart from Room to Think – are being a mum and walking from Birmingham home to London along the Grand Union Canal.
I find it a total privilege to be invited into peoples’ confidences to carry out this kind of work. This is the happiest time of my life – I’ve been fortunate to have a fair bit of therapeutic help in the past and am familiar with the feeling of being stuck or paralysed by even the thought of a task. I’m constantly inspired and amazed by the people I am lucky enough to work with.
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“I’d always thought about hiring someone to help me with clutter and clearing but thought of it as an extravagance and something I ‘should’ be able to do on my own. I was about to move into a small space with my partner and knew action was needed, so after investigating declutterers on line I decided to ask Caroline for help. It was a great experience.”
– claudia, london
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