What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learnt during your career? If I had to choose, mine would be this:

The importance of truly listening.

Listening attentively and wholeheartedly to the people close to us, to those we do business with, and to our inner selves… I’m constantly amazed at how powerful the results can be (and how often this skill is overlooked).

Balancing stones and still water

Working in the world of marketing, I’ve seen time and again how a willingness to listen can transform the relationship between a business and its customers. As a writing for wellbeing practitioner, I’ve seen how the arts can create spaces for listening, sharing and healing. And along the way I’ve found my own voice too, lost for many years because at some point I simply stopped paying attention.

Now, I celebrate the many creative ways there are to listen and to communicate with each other and ourselves. This philosophy underpins everything I do, as a writer, writing for wellbeing practitioner and independent researcher.

I hope you enjoy looking around this website. Do get in touch with any comments or questions. I’d love to hear from you.


Kate McBarron

More about Kate:

  • Sixteen years’ experience in marketing & communications, including running her own PR & copywriting business and heading up the social media team of a London digital marketing agency
  • Poetry published by Every Day Poets and Vox Poetica
  • Co-Founder of WritingForLife.co.uk
  • Tutor at WriteWell, an online writing & wellbeing community
  • Founder of WriteToRelax.com
  • Member of Lapidus, the organisation for words & wellbeing practitioners
  • Co-coordinator of the Lapidus London branch
  • Member of NAWE, the National Association of Writers in Education
  • MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes
  • MA in Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Counselling, certificate
  • Literature and Mental Health, certificate

Writing for Wellbeing:

Kate is passionate about words and their ability to enhance our daily lives, from relaxation to self-discovery and workplace wellness. With a background in marketing & communications, she began exploring the world of writing for wellbeing formally in 2012. Since then, she has run workshops for a diverse range of audiences and has become an active member of the writing for wellbeing research community. Kate is a tutor for WriteWell, and is the founder of WriteToRelax.com – a website which grew out of her desire to reduce stress and spark creativity after becoming a new mum. She is also a co-founder of WritingForLife.co.uk, which offers wellbeing workshops to organisations.

As a writing for wellbeing practitioner, Kate adheres to the Lapidus Ethical Code.

For a copy of the other policies and procedures that I follow, please get in touch.

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