First I was a nurse at the Middlesex Hospital. I then went to work for a GP. After that I started my own family. I then returned to education at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma to work as a Psychosynthesis Counsellor between. I was a Senior Accredited Counsellor. For 13 years of my counselling career, I worked as a voluntary counsellor at the Thames Hospice Bereavement Care Team, seeing patients who faced the end of their lives and their families. I specialised in bereavement counselling and end of life issues in my own private practice.
What am I like as a person? I asked my large family to describe me in three words each and the qualities they came up with the most were compassionate, kind, sensible, calming, warm, grounded, empathetic caring and fun. I know they are probably biased, but hopefully they give you a snapshot of me!
Being an End of Life Doula, is where my heart lies. It is a meaningful and profound way to bring all my skills together to benefit and enable people to make the most of their lives and prepare for their death.