As a panelist on Bringing Death Into Life panel, Carolyn brings her understanding and insight into bereavement from her counselling with Cruse, the national bereavement charity, as well as through her experience as a military wife. Having previously run an interior design business, she has a keen interest in the significance of possessions and the part they can play in maintaining bonds between the deceased and the bereaved. She combines working as a counsellor for Cruse with her work as a life coach. She runs Retreat Within which offers clients the opportunity to escape and relax in an oasis of calm in Northern France. Encouraging people to have the strength and capacity to positively embrace change, regardless of the challenges life throws at them, is the underlying ethos of her work.