This is me, my story, the why I do what I do.
The majority of my working life has been in Social Care, laterally working in Care Management. This taught me the importance of not just listening but noticing the stories within the stories. This allowed me to create good relationships with my elderly clients, many of whom were approaching their end of life. To use a cliche, I am very much a people person.
Pets played a significant part in my life, from a young age right up until a few years ago when my cat died. She lived to a ripe old age of 20. She was buried, with ceremony, in our garden. I know that a pet is part of your family and deserves the same goodbye so that is why I created a pet funeral service, to give you the opportunity have that final farewell.
My life as a Celebrant takes me all over the North East of Scotland and beyond. I live in the beautiful surroundings of Royal Deeside and I love the land around me. I am an outside person and if I’m not working, that is where you will find me – in my garden. I love gardening and I have planted many plants in memory of my deceased clients.
People’s life journeys have always fascinated and interested me. From the paths chosen, the u turns made and ultimately to the point that has led our paths to cross. My own life’s journey was mapped out to lead me to become a celebrant, the lived experience of loss of my son fuels my empathetic and compassionate approach to funeral ceremonies.
All of my ceremonies are tailored to your personal needs, they are meaningful and memorable. This magic happens from working closely with you to bring your stories to life. It is always an honour to do this, therefore making your ceremony a truly unique one! Inside, outside, any day and any time! Being an independent celebrant gives you the freedom to have your ceremony in any venue! You are not constrained by time or protocol (I’m not a fan of that word!). When moments matter you can trust in me.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to book a home visit to discuss your needs. I will get back to you as soon as I can.