I don’t just support people through the beginnings, and highs, of their lives, I am also a celebrant for funerals. I hold qualifications in managing the funeral process, end-of-life care, modern funeral arranging and the grief journey.
I have past experience in lots of areas that I now draw upon to facilitate and conduct ceremonies, and it is such an honour to play a part in all of these memorable and life-affirming occasions.
I believe that calm, honest and reassuring words can help in many occasions. I’ve always wanted to be of help to people when they need it most, an instinct that has given direction to my career ever since.
The start of my journey saw me training as a birth doula, becoming one of the first in the South West of England. This was a role I enjoyed for many years, giving me the privilege of supporting women with care and commitment, as they brought their babies into the world. I later added baby massage and pregnancy yoga to the mix, and continue teaching yoga and relaxation to this day.
As for my home life; I am married and have two children who are now in their 30’s. We live near Shaftesbury, North Dorset. I’ve also lived in Spain, Wales and Herefordshire; all beautiful places. I love being outdoors, especially near the sea, a lake or a river. Show me a waterfall and I’m very happy! I love swimming, cycling and yoga – little and often!
Anyway, that’s enough of me. I’d like to hear about you and how we can start planning your day…