Your Personal Celebrant Creating Unique and Memorable Ceremonies for Your Loved One with You
I am an experienced and dependable celebrant, having trained with and subsequently obtaining membership of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants. It has been my privilege to support over 300 families and each time it has been a unique and special one. From our first meeting to the day of the actual ceremony I am always there to guide, support and encourage. The family chooses how to say farewell to their loved one and the ceremony is completely focused on what is important to help them remember and celebrate their loved one in their own way. I am always very moved to be trusted by families at this extremely private and emotional time and there is nothing that has ever been so important to me.
My professional experiences and skills along with my personal qualities serve me well in my celebrant role. These qualities, including listening, empathy, reliability, and commitment have been developed in part because of my personal life journey and throughout a life time career of working in both the private and charity sector. I have been working for 14 years at Woking and Sam Beare Hospices and am now The Spiritual Care Lead which has contributed to my deeper understanding and empathy for both patients and their families facing and experiencing a bereavement.
My skills in creative writing and experience of public speaking I believe are crucial in enabling me to support families. I am a confident public speaker, which I feel is so important when I am trusted to share stories and memories, everyone wants to hear clearly what is being shared about their loved one during the ceremony.
I am an attentive listener and during our family meeting will take all the time you need to talk about your loved one. This is a very significant part of what we will do together. If you choose, I can either fully compose or assist you in creating a tribute for your loved one from what you share about their character, personality and unique life stories. This is your tribute and it must be accurate and reflect the right tone. I will always send a draft of the tribute I have written on your behalf for your approval.
My role is to support you and facilitate the best possible Celebration Service, one that gives time and space for everyone to mark the death of a loved one in the manner that is right for you and them.
“I have found a role that matters, it matters to me, and it matters to the families that I support. In the end we all need to matter and it matters to us the end that we are given.”