BEHIND THE SCENES:
2019 - celebrating 9 years in business and almost 1000 ceremonies.
Due to ill health in my family I've had to cut back on my workload this year but I am now taking bookings for 2020 and beyond.
The Bereavement Support Groups were very well received and I'll let you know when they are running again.
To keep up to date with the latest information please follow me on or send me a message if you need my assistance in any way. Whilst I endeavour to answer all queries within 24 hours, I deliberately only check social media once a day. If you need me urgently please call or text - 0410 654136.
Whilst my main role is as a marriage and funeral celebrant, I offer additional services including pastoral care and grief support.
So until we meet in person, make the most of the moments you have.
There are hundreds of celebrants, so making a choice can be overwhelming. The following overview will give you some relevant information about my background and therefore the skills I will bring to your ceremony.
My skills were developed in part through extensive experience and training as listed below.
Accredited Civil Marriage Celebrant
Member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants
Accredited Lifeline Telephone Counsellor
Certified Clinical Pastoral Carer at the PA Hospital, Brisbane
Former Associate Lecturer at CQU (Mackay) and guest lecturer at QUT (Brisbane) in Performing Arts
Master Trainer for Dementia Live™, Compassionate Touch® and Flashback™
Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
Diploma of Counselling (ongoing)
PERSONALLY TAILORED CEREMONIES:
My background in performing arts and teaching means I take great pride in tailoring, writing and creating unique ceremonies, however respecting my clients wishes is imperative. If you don't want a bespoke ceremony you don't have to have it. Anything can be negotiated. I draw on a vast range of life experiences and a skill set that is distinctive as your ceremony will be.
My role as a celebrant is more than just the words that are said. I endeavour to understand your individual needs drawing on a wide variety of experiences. This broad understanding of the ceremonial process has allowed me the privilege of conducting hundreds of ceremonies over the past 8 years. Great care is taken with all my clients. Ceremonies include weddings, baby namings, renewal of vows, commitment ceremonies, funerals and memorials.
REASSURING & CALMING:
I began my career as a multi-skilled performing artist at the age of 18 which saw me travel and perform my way around the globe from Europe to Japan; including performing as soprano soloist on a luxury German cruise liner and as a dancer with the Gelsenkirchen Opera Ballet in Germany. Having a broad understanding of cultural diversity and a respect for different perspectives means your wishes will be taken seriously. My public speaking ability and confidence in front of large crowds, gives you the reassurance that your ceremony is in capable hands.
The look, feel and sound of a beautifully presented ceremony will be one you and your guests will remember for the right reasons. I appreciate the aesthetics of presentation and have a keen eye for detail. Choosing the right words is paramount regardless of the type of ceremony, but so is how they are presented. My voice has been used by international companies like Anglo American Australia, for corporate training narration.
As Brisbane’s celebrant, my style is friendly, personable, calm and genuine. No matter what kind of ceremony you require, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable with your celebrant. I conduct ceremonies 7 days a week, to suit your style and budget. Feel free to call me anytime for a chat and to check my availability – the first step in achieving your perfect ceremony.
EDUCATION AND SEMINARS:
My professionalism in business was recognised in 1997 as a national finalist for the Executive Woman of the Year Award (Arts). My desire for excellence and personal growth has never waned allowing me to pursue other professional areas in the corporate world, teaching and counselling. I also get great personal satisfaction from my work as a volunteer pastoral carer in hospitals and aged care facilities. If you are looking for an interactive presentation on the topic of grief and bereavement for your organisation or community group please don't hesitate to call. Educational sessions are tailored to suit the group's needs.