Reflect | Create | Inspire

Hello I am Elaine Patterson.

Welcome to the Centre for Reflection and Creativity the home of creative reflection, executive coaching, and supervision for busy leaders and people professionals who want to explore the heart and soul of WHO they are and HOW they work for wise practice and inspired living.

Are you ready to discover how reflection can free your natural creativity ?

Let us start our work together!

Reflection and Creativity

Bespoke learning experiences and retreats based on my new book “Reflect to Create!  The Dance of Reflection, Reflective Practice and Supervision for Creative Leadership and Professional Practice” are co-designed with you to create soulful, warmhearted, creative and reflective spaces for powerful discovery, insight, learning, and change.

I also have the privilege of working with my creative partner Karyn Prentice under our banner of PattersonPrenticeDesigns. To find out more about our work please click here.



“Reflect to Create!  ” The Dance of Reflection for Creative Leadership, Professional Practice and Supervision”

Out Now!

New Reflective Journals

Two new Reflective Journals and Workbooks have just been published!


Reflect to Create! The Dance of Reflection for Creative Leadership, Professional Practice and Supervision
“Our Humanity@Work” Working with the 7Cs - the 7 Human Capacities - for Learning, Insight and Change. A New Lens for Coaching, Coaching Supervision and Executive Reflection ( now available in French!)

Next Retreats & Workshops

“The Write Place” 

 “The Boot and The Pen!”

NEW: Adventuring on Foot and on Paper from PattersonPrenticeDesigns

A Day’s Retreat for Walking, Wondering and Wayside Writing at KEW GARDENS, near London from 10.30am to 4.00pm GMT on Friday 13th May 2022

“Sacred Landscape: Insight and Wisdom through the 5 Seasons” from PattersonPrenticeDesigns

Join us for 5 face-to-face super-Vision sessions in 5 Parks & Gardens in London from Spring 2022 to February 2023

Now in our 7th Year of Hosting Nature Inspired Coaching Supervision Groups!

“You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the same whisper. 'I am watching you -- are you watching yourself in me?' Lawrence Durrell, Spirit of Place: Letters And Essays On Travel

Come and Join Us!!

Join Us at

The Write Place ™ 2022 Online Creativity Challenge

7 Wonders in 7 Weeks…

New from Karyn Prentice and Elaine Patterson at PattersonPrenticeDesigns!


Booking for November 2022!

Cultivating and Choreographing the Rich Tapestry of Wholehearted Creativity

Virtual 12 month Inquiry to re-Source You and re-Vitalise your Professional Life

A new EMCC Global Quality Award Level 5 Bespoke Accredited Practitioner Diploma Programme from PattersonPrenticeDesigns


Reflections” Subscription

“Reflections” is a fortnightly term time only photo journal and blog with a difference! In it I will share insights and inspirations from my book and regular Journaling practice. Sign up here!


An Inconvenient but Liberating Truth…

An Inconvenient but Liberating Truth… Today I repurposed 5 rooms in our house and also the patio…

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Creativity as a Radical Act of Hope

    I am a historian at heart. At school I loved playing with the quote which…

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The Write Place ™ 2022 Online Creativity Challenge …7 Wonders in 7 Weeks…

Join Us at The Write Place ™ 2022 Online Creativity Challenge …7 Wonders in 7 Weeks… New…

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Professional Memberships

EMCC Global Quality Award logo
EMCC Global Quality Award logo Bespoke Programme
EMCC Global Quality Award logo practioner
2019.05.01 EMCC ESIA Logo
2019.05.01 EMCC EIA Master Pracititioner logo
EMCC Volunteer