I am a barrister specialising in human rights law and I am a mother to three teenage children.
I was moved by the death of my lovely mother to train as an end of life doula. I believe that we all need to understand more about the end of life. Dying is still living. The end of life can be a time full of hope and potential, forgiveness and love, joy and blessing – as well as sadness and letting go. With the fantastic training provided by Living Well Dying Well and Hermione Elliott, I have learnt how to be fully present, to hold space and to draw in resources to nurture a dying person – in body, mind, heart, and soul – and to nurture their family. Death is coming to us all and I believe that everyone should have the chance to plan a peaceful death in the place of their choosing, even if (as with everything in life), things don’t always go according to plan!
In my spare time I enjoy cold-water swimming all through the winter and recently swam in the Arctic!