Over the years I have attended funerals that left me wondering if I was at the right one. Nothing was mentioned that reflected that person’s belief’s or values.
I value the importance of saying our last farewell in a fitting and beautiful ceremony which respects the wishes and beliefs of the person who has died, with love and gratitude, celebrating and giving thanks for the life that has ended, and providing a source of healing and comfort to those who are grieving.
My role as a funeral celebrant is to work closely with families and individuals to create together a unique and memorable service which deepens everyone’s understanding of and connection to the person who has died.
I trained in Person Centred Counselling in the 1990’s and have previously worked in Social Care and Health Services for more than 14 years, and I remain a volunteer with a national charity which offers help to people at extremely difficult times in their lives.
Throughout my life I have greatly valued the time I have spent with people who were having to confront challenges and difficulties in their lives, often afraid or distressed. I see my role as a Funeral Celebrant as an extension of my ability to assist others in times of stress and emotional confusion.
green fuse Funeral Celebrants’ Guild
I have trained to be a celebrant with green fuse, whose training is professional and thorough, inspiring and creative, and accredited by the Open College Network.
It takes place over several months, so that each celebrant can provide you with a safe pair of hands, listen to you carefully, treat you with warmth and kindness, and inspire you towards the best funeral you can have for your loved person – one that is moving and memorable, something to cherish always.
I am a member of the green fuse Funeral Celebrants’ Guild and I abide by its Code of Practice.