Kate is a menstrual and menopause mentor and workshop facilitator and has been a therapist for more than 25 years. She has featured in Time Out, The Evening Standard, the London Metro and written for wellbeing publications including Well Doing, Juno Magazine, Counsellors Cafe, Mind Body Green, Rebelle Society and Massage Magazine.
Kate studied Biodynamic Psychotherapy with Gerda Boyesen in the 90s, working both in private practice and with women affected by HIV and AIDS. She is also trained in Body Psychotherapy, Pregnancy Massage with Shiatsu, Abdominal-Sacral massage and Fertility Massage. More recently she has trained in Womb Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, and in Menstruality with Alexandra Pope Red School. Kate was the first person in the world to graduate as a Medicine Circle facilitator and is one of the most experienced practitioners of the method. Now, both solo and in partnership with Leora Leboff at Woman Kind she facilitates workshops, groups and retreats focusing on kindness and menopause. She is in demand on podcasts and as a guest speaker at menopause events. Her mission is to change the way we regard menopause and show how we can relax into our own, inner authority through our cyclical nature and menopause process.
Kate's first book, SECOND SPRING was published by HQ in Spring 2022.
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'Kate Codrington’s guide knits Individual experiences and sound advice into a rich patchwork telling of women’s varied transitions through menopause. It is hopeful, truthful and wise.' Susie Orbach
"What a tremendous contribution Kate has made to the conversation on menopause and to women at this stage of life. Full of information, yet also a guide encouraging women to step into their wise, wild and rested self during menopause. If you want to do menopause differently than what our society tells us it must be, if you feel an inkling to take back menopause on your terms, then get this book. I can think of dozens of women I want to send this book to!" Karen Brody, Founder of Daring to Rest and author of Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation
'With the warm hug of a kind friend, on point humour and the ease of well-honed expertise Kate Codrington has written an essential companion for women from pre peri-menopause through to post-menopause. Much as I would have loved to have had this book as my own companion when this all began for me 20 years ago I am so grateful for Kate’s insights and tips now, and to finally have a book I can wholeheartedly recommend on this ubiquitous, yet seriously ignored, underfunded and disparaged experience.'
Jane Bennett, menstrual educator and author, founder of the Chalice Foundation
'Reads like the voice of a dear and wise friend sharing her hard earned wisdom and secrets for embracing this ‘Second Spring’ of life. In cultures focused on youth, menopause can be a lonely time. Kate Codrington has sourced a wealth of seasoned guidance to navigate and celebrate the mind body and spirit aspects of the menopausal journey.' Tami Lynn Kent, author of Wild Feminine, Wild Creative & Mothering from Your Center
'Kate Codrington is your slightly sweary best friend who has offered to tag along on a difficult journey and do what she can to help. Her book is chock full of ideas about how to not simply get through menopause, but also how to grow through menopause. Codrington rides the fine line between acknowledging the awful truths that are part of this change while at the same time holding out hope for what comes next. There is no one-size-fits-all map for menopause, and this book offers a wide variety of suggestions and resources to choose from. Wherever you want your journey to take you, Codrington knows the terrain and can nudge you forward.'
Jane Cawthorne, Co-Editor, Writing Menopause: An Anthology
'This is a wonderful book to accompany you through menopause. Wise, irreverent and above all kind - it will help you navigate the seeming madness and suffering that too many experience. Instead of feeling it’s The End, you might just discover yourself, and that can only spell FREEDOM.' Alexandra Pope, co-author of Wild Power
'I adore the style and narrative. I feel like the book is speaking to me from an older sister perspective. If you are fearful of the menopause, going through it, or indeed have come out the other end, Kate's inside knowledge is a must-read. For many of us there have been blind alleys, no one to turn to for help, those dreaded sweats, dry vaginas, lack of libido and the rest - this book has helpful tips and, more importantly, humour! Why sweat it out alone when you can do it with others?!' Helen Rohlicek – founder of The School of Abdominal-Sacral Massage
“As the menstruation conversation becomes more mainstream, we’re seeing increased enthusiasm for periods and discourse on the female hormonal cycle. This is important. But what we’re not seeing yet is the same awareness and understanding around menopause; something that all those who bleed will experience. This is why I am so excited about this book. The world has been waiting for a new narrative around menopause and lives will be changed via the research, stories and clear pathways that this book provides. I will be telling everybody about this book (I am grateful to FINALLY have a grounded and empowered book on menopause that I can refer clients and students to) and the message that is carries for women everywhere: your menopausal years are power years! This book will show you WHY that is, but also HOW to navigate this transition. I consider it a 'map to menopause' and I’m so excited it exists.’
Claire Baker, author of 50 Things You Need to Know About Your Periods
'Second Spring is a thoughtful and reflective and yet at the same time celebratory and humorous, it packs in a huge amount of information in a digestible way... information that every woman should know (from food tips to yoga nidra, journaling, poems, how to approach your GP ) but much of which has been hidden away behind closed doors. Thank you Kate, for opening the doors and letting the light flood through..celebrate this powerful creative time of our lives.. thank you for inviting us to the party…'
Suzanne Yates, founder of Wellmother and author of Pregnancy and Childbirth: A Holistic Approach to Massage and Bodywork
'A wonderful contribution to the much needed deeper exploration of our experience of menopause.' Jane Hardwicke Collings Women’s Mysteries Teacher & Post Menopausal Witch
'The empowering and optimistic book women have been waiting for' Om Yoga Magazine
'I can’t recommend this book more highly. I went through 3 highlighters reading it!' Frost Magazine