Helping clients move forward in their lives and fulfil their intentions, has always been a part of whatever career path I have chosen to do. Whether it be recovering from illness, planning a new lifestyle or merely progressing in a current venture. Supporting and facilitating those who are transitioning or altering their life path in any way has always intrigued me and has sparked a flare in my creativity.
As I have matured and grown within my practice of supporting those wanting guidance with their life maps, I have become drawn to getting involved and serving clients who want to celebrate their choices in life and also those wanting to remember and celebrate their passing lives, with love, laughter and an occasional leaky eye !!
As a child I was never christened, which placed me in a direction of wanting to explore different belief systems and how their traditions worked within the communities. As an adult I chose to receive lessons and be baptised catholic: a short lived path I journeyed on which taught me so much about religious practice and the roots of belief systems around the world. I became intrigued in the aetiology of people beliefs and how we become who we are: and in that how we decide to move forward in the way we do.
This included Rites of Passage which all communities and belief systems have: Birth Rites, Naming Rites, Coming of Age, Marriage & Partnerships, Remembrance & Memorials and of course Funeral Rites.
Working as a registered paramedic for nearly 20 years, I have also seen much of life and I have been privileged to help those who are in dire need of support. This has given me insight to how we, as human beings, need to be heard and supported fully during transitioning moments in life. It also helped me approach difficult times with calm and composure, which is a necessity for family and friends to see and experience during these moments.
Developing my own business as a therapist enabled me to perfect my ability to communicate with clients in a meaningful and proactive way: it allowed me to be a space for them to explore their thoughts, feelings & behaviours in a way which could offer a route to self development for them and recovery from chronic illness and unhelpful behaviour patterns.
And now, as an holistic therapist & a practitioner of craft, I work with energy, nature and with the metaphysical side of life, I am able to bring knowledge and practice to any ceremony which might be of Pagan or Craft origin.
Having a space to explore your thoughts safely whilst being able to document, reflect, create and design something for yourself is paramount if you choose to use a celebrant and having someone you feel comfortable knowing that they will ensure everything is done efficiently and appropriately, whilst taking care that your thoughts and feelings are accommodated is of utmost importance.
Ceremonies which celebrate all Rites of Passage, whether religious, atheist, humanist, natural, Pagan or Civil must encompass numerous aspects, MOST importantly
• those directly involved - the child, the couple, the person
• their wishes
• their beliefs & traditions
• their memories
• their family & friends
• their lifestyle
And they must also include fun, laughter and some tears.
Ceremonies are a reflection of the lives they are celebrating, and they are there to weave a tapestry which can be looked upon with love by future generations.
As someone who has spent over 30 years working with others in health & wellbeing, holistic life coaching & therapy, throughout life spans from the birth of newborns through to the elderly and those who are waiting to pass over from illness, someone who has experience of religion, non conformity and ancient practices, I’ve got you’re best interests at heart.
I am centred around you and what you want.
I am listening to you and hearing what you say.
You are the centre of the ceremony.
Working within these realms allows me to offer a service which promises to ensure your service is professional, runs smoothly, that you are supported effectively and efficiently, and you can relax knowing that what you want is what will happen.
What more could you ask for ?
Your Celebration ~ Your Choices ~ Your Day
End of Life Doula
Weddings & Renewal of Vows
Any theme or style of ceremony I will endeavour to create for you in a relaxed and professional manner
Why Choose Rachel
It is my genuine desire to help clients reach a place of joy and comfort in their lives and to fulfill their life purpose. Being given the opportunity to walk alongside those who are transitioning in life and making life changing decisions, also allows me to feel joy and to fulfill my life purpose thus ensuring your celebration is exactly as you want it to be.