Steph Rainford

Steph Rainford

Accredited Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Frome, UK
Girls Journeying Together groups: Frome, Somerset

I am passionate about guiding our daughters in their first tentative steps towards womanhood and helping to make their journey feel safer, kinder and more supported. I feel heartened by the strength and honesty in which a community of girls and women can join together and support each other.

My groups are a safe space where girls are treasured for their differences, as well as experiencing a deep sense of belonging. All feelings are welcome here: confused or excited, worried or curious – this is a place to explore their true selves, ask questions and dream.

I am currently a teacher, a forest school leader and facilitator at festivals – exploring, playing and making in wild spaces. As a mother of a pre-teen girl myself, I know I am a powerful influencer for her but I also recognise her need to have other wise and tender women in her life. In my monthly Girls Journeying Together groups, I hope to connect with your girls as a trusted mentor and guide.

Kim McCabe

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Kim McCabe

Rites for Girls founder, supervisor and facilitator

Email: kim[at]
Town: Forest Row, England
Girls Journeying Together groups: Forest Row

The girls in my Girls Journeying Together groups are my inspiration and they are why I founded Rites for Girls.  Each girl is so different and yet the girls share so many of the same concerns, questions and experiences.  It’s a privilege to be entrusted with guiding them into puberty and through their teens.  I can’t think of any work more fulfilling and fun.

I am the founder and director of Rites for Girls and as the originator and facilitator of Girls Journeying Together groups my vision is that every girl grows up expecting guidance as she matures and knows of a Girls Journeying Together group near to where she lives.

I studied child psychology at Cambridge University, was a counsellor to distressed teenagers, and taught sex education in schools and youth groups.  I also trained as an assertiveness trainer, a 5Rhythms shamanic dance teacher, and a business management consultant.

In my early twenties I worked as a counsellor to distressed teenagers.  Girls were harming themselves physically and mentally and I promised myself that I’d find a way to equip girls so they wouldn’t end up endangering their well-being.  After thirty years of working with young people I have found a way to give girls the robust support they need to see them through their teens.

I’m a home-educating mother of one girl, two boys, two cats, and a number of aloe vera plants; wife to a Kiwi, daughter to itinerant parents, friend to a cherished few, and lover of time alone too.  I live in the Ashdown Forest, near Forest Row in Sussex, England.  I sometimes shout at my children, accidentally step on the cat’s tail, or forget to water the plants, but I love them all.

Imritpal Hanspal

Imritpal Hanspal

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Birmingham, UK
Girls Journeying Together groups: Birmingham, West Midlands

I am not currently offering Girls Journeying Together groups, please return to the map to find another group facilitator.

Girls Journeying Together groups are a fun and safe space for girls to explore together.  They build a support network and friendships to help girls through the changes which occur during their preteen years and beyond.  Mothers/carers are also invited to be a part of this journey through a parallel mums’ group which runs separately alongside.

I am drawn to this work because I have three daughters, but also because of my own experience growing up.  Belonging to a Girls Journeying Together group would have made a real difference to me.  I want to help girls be confident within themselves, with growing independence as they begin to find their place in the world.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please get in touch.