Carly Mountain

Carly Mountain is a writer, psychotherapist and women’s initiatory guide, who specialises in working with sexuality, relationships and embodiment. She is author of Descent & Rising: Women’s Stories & the Embodiment of the Inanna Myth.

Carly facilitates people at the threshold of change to deepen intimacy with themselves and their lives. Her writing and work seeks to uncover what has been exiled or hidden within, that is longing to be remembered and reconnected with. A mythopoetic process that leads us back into intimacy with all that we have been estranged from, so that we can become more of who we are, and have always been. She lives in Sheffield with her husband and two daughters. She offers in person and online therapy sessions. And in depth courses for women online and in person.

What I do

I am a therapist and guide for people who are longing to embody change and deepen relationship with themselves and their lives. I offer 1:1 therapy and group courses to facilitate soulful enquiry for greater aliveness. So many times, the very things that challenge us can become our greatest gift. Together we can create a supportive, held space for you to uncover what is emerging from within and find the gold inside of it.

I bring the wisdom of twenty years embodied practice, training and space holding to my work. I am a qualified Psychotherapist and a member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I am also a trained Psychosexual Somatic Therapist, Breathworker and Yoga teacher, though I no longer offer regular yoga classes.

My writing is a way of reaching more people with my work and aims to facilitate people, especially women, moving towards greater freedom, expression, sensuality and connection. To keep up to date with all my courses, writing and resources sign up for my mailing list.

I look forward to hearing from you,


New book Descent & Rising By writer Carly Mountain

I work Tuesday – Friday 9.30-3pm GMT.
Sessions can be online or in person.
Please note: I am full and at capacity for the forseeable future so have closed my waiting list. Please check back in Summer 2024 if you are still looking for therapy or sign up to may mailing list where you will be the first to hear when my waiting list reopens. I can be contacted at

“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up, rooted like trees” – Book of Hours, Rainer Maria Rilke


“I always come away surprised at how the session is appropriate for how I was feeling – the flexibility and responsiveness of Carly’s teaching are fundamental, and amazing” Lucy
“Carlys whole being is uncompromising femininity and its like her being is a call to arms for women and the divine feminine on the planet” Siobhan
“It is difficult to explain how much I have benefited from Carly’s work. She creates such a safe space to allow me to be open with my vulnerabilities. Signing up to the butterfly course was one of the best decisions I have made.” Suzie

Stay Connected

Carly sends out a newsletter once a month with a new descent & rising guest and info on courses and events interwoven with poetry.