Divorce Rituals

A Divorce Ritual is not something well understood in our culture.  If we get married, of course our intention is to stay with the person for the rest of our lives.  However, I know from painful experience that this doesn’t always happen.  Ending a marriage or long-term relationship is a powerful transition, but it does not have to be full … Read More

A Divorce Ritual

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This year in my work as a celebrant I have had the great pleasure of presiding over two weddings and a civil partnership, all joyful and memorable occasions, and relationships I have faith in. However, much as we want to believe in ‘happy ever after’, sometimes a relationship comes to an end, just as a life ends, and if this … Read More


“Healing is a journey the client embarks upon, not a procedure the healer performs” Alberto Villoldo Ph.D. We all deserve to be vibrant, creative and energetic.  But sometimes life is difficult.  Especially if . . . You are going through a transition, like pregnancy, moving house or a divorce. You feel lost or stuck and don’t know how to find yourself … Read More

Books & Articles

 My first book is Birthrites, Rituals and Celebrations for the Child-bearing Years.  Wanting to explore rituals and rites of passage, I started off thinking I would write one book covering having babies, getting married, funerals and everything else.  Ten years later, the having babies part had grown into a book in  its own right, and the other books are still … Read More


“Making ritual is like forging a cup.  The cup may be ornate or plain, polished or rough, but if we take our cup to the fountain, the spirit will still fill it.”  from Birthrites Whether you are looking for a celebrant for a wedding, funeral or baby naming, or someone to help you through a transition in your life, I … Read More


There are various strands to my work, which is why I like the image of the spider’s web.  The spiral thread that connects everything together is intuition, the teaching that comes from within. Biography I started out with an English degree at Oxford University (1989-1991), neatly sandwiched between a gap year of busking in Europe, and a couple of years performing with … Read More