My background is in theatre and the arts. For the past 35 years I have worked as a writer (playwright, children's poet and novelist) and actor. For several years I was Prison Creative Writing and Performance Lecturer at HMP Shotts. As well as my initial training with the excellent AOIC (Association of Independent Celebrants)-approved teacher Veronika Robinson, I have also carried out intensive training with Sue Gill & Gilly Adams of the wonderful Dead Good Guides.
Quite simply, to listen to the clients and to work closely with them, to create a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. As you might expect from someone coming from a theatre and writing background, I have a love of words and rituals and am wide open to new creative ideas.
Funerals and memorials
Other bespoke ceremonies