About me

In June 2010 when my mother was dying I approached a local funeral director for some advice about what I should do when the inevitable happened. He gave me practical advice and emotional support, - very reassuring at a time when I was struggling to think straight about anything. My experience of working in partnership with the funeral director to arrange Mum's funeral ceremony was so empowering and therapeutic. I was treated with great respect by the funeral director and the celebrant who presided at the service. Most importantly of all I was given a range of choices. In essence I was able to be the director of the ceremony, while the funeral director provided me with the resources I needed to make that day so memorable and heart-warming. It was the last thing I could do for my Mum in this world as we know it. 

Reflecting on my own life and previous work, I made a decision that I wanted to try to help others to deal with death differently. With encouragement from a friend and fellow celebrant I completed a Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy in November 2012. My previous work in nursing and social work has equipped me with some transferable skills that are now proving invaluable in my work as a celebrant. 

I am a member of the Institute of Civil Funerals and am bound by the Code of Conduct, standards and regulations of the organisation. I am also a member of The Natural Death Centre, and Dying Matters, These organisations can provide extensive advice and information about death and dying.