I’m a Doula in training. I have taken the long road to get here but have gathered a range of experiences on route. My journey follows on from the death of my father. And my work with Cruse bereavement support, where I have supported children and adults for over 10 years and have witnessed some of the difficulties people have experienced following the death of a loved one. Both have highlighted to me the need for much better end of life care, and how being open to planning, discussion, listening and supporting can make a difference to the dying and bereaved. I’m passionate about this and wanting to support people through this challenging but important time.
I have undertaken extensive training around bereavement and am now looking at contributing and a making a difference in end-of-life care.
I currently live in the Forest of Dean where I spend my time walking dogs, both mine and as a volunteer for the Cinnamon Trust. I appreciate the presence animals bring and the beauty of nature.