I was inspired to train with The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants many years ago - but why?
I had a 'portfolio' career - but everything I did had a link - people and story.
I was an actor, speaker and reminiscence facilitator (working with people with dementia mainly). I had taken a degree in Communication - as a 'mature' student.
So I knew that I could listen well, create a relaxed atmosphere - and help trigger off stories - gently. I also knew I could put words together well.
Then my father-in-law died - and that was the moment that I knew I wanted to help families deliver something that FELT right for everyone.
It is as much a priviledge today as it was at the start of this journey - I never take it for granted that I am being invited into your home at a time of grief - and you are trusting me.