About me


As well as being a singer and music teacher, I worked at BT in Communications and then at the MS Society as a helpline officer and trainer.  Then I moved on to become a national trainer for ARC, a charity where I trained health professionals in communication skills and breaking bad news.

I lost my dad to cancer in 2006 and conducted the Eulogy at his funeral.  It was very difficult but also very important for me to do.  I got a chance to tell people about who my dad really was and afterwards had a sense of having done him ‘justice'”.  Then in 2010, the 21 year old son of my good friends suddenly died and they asked me to be the Celebrant at his funeral.  I was deeply honoured to be given the responsiblity but at the same time, felt the enormous importance of the role I had been asked to fulfil.  After this experience, and due to the feedback I received from people, I decided to train as an Independent Funeral Celebrant.  I chose to train with green fuse as they offered the most thorough and comprehensive training course. 

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. Find out more about the green fuse funeral celebrant’s diploma.

I am a member of the green fuse Funeral Celebrants’ Guild and I abide by its Code of Practice.