I have been offering civil funerals in Surrey since 2003 and I am a founder member of the Institute of Civil Funerals. I have obtained the Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy, the only national qualification in this field approved by Ofqual.

I believe that as every person is unique so every funeral should be unique. My aim has always been to create and deliver a personal and meaningful funeral ceremony which reflects the wishes of the person who has died and the family or friends who are arranging the funeral. I will offer support to any family members or friends who may wish to make their own personal tribute or perhaps read a poem. Some families may wish me to write the tribute, while others may prefer to write it themselves. I can help you to create a funeral that is right for all who attend. There are many choices that can be made and those choices are yours.

A funeral is a sad occasion but it can also be one that is full of memories that leave a feeling of gratitude for all those shared moments.

It is a privilege to assist people at a time of loss and that is something that I never forget.