When we lose a family member or friend, there are so many emotions to deal with, and then so many decisions to make.
These days, you can choose to have the funeral the way you want it. By choosing me to be your Funeral Celebrant, I will create a service just as you wish - modern, traditional, humanist, religious, non-religious, buddhist or a blend of your choice.
You can include any music or songs that you like, and perhaps a reading or poem that reminds you of your loved one. I will work alongside your Funeral Director to create the goodbye that you feel would be most fitting.
My fee is £195 which includes
Visiting you to discuss the funeral ceremony
Creating the completely personalised ceremony
Leading the ceremony
Presenting you with a printed copy of the ceremony
This fee is usually paid via the Funeral Director.
Should you wish to use me as your Funeral Celebrant, you can contact me directly or ask your Funeral Director to do so.
The areas I cover include Benfleet, Canvey, Hadleigh, Leigh, Southend, Thorpe Bay, Shoebury, Rayleigh, Pitsea and Basildon. Other areas by arrangement.
We can discuss choices of music or songs that you would like to be played at the funeral, and perhaps some poems or readings. The choice is yours. I will then write a personalised funeral service that celebrates the life of the person you have lost.
I will send you a copy of this so that you can check it’s exactly what you wanted. On the day of the funeral, I will greet you at the chapel or crematorium and lead you and the rest of the congregation through the service that we have created together to celebrate, to mourn, to say the final goodbye.
In addition to leading a ceremony prior to cremation, I can also provide a ceremony for burial or scattering of ashes.
Sometimes circumstances may mean that you wish to have a memorial service at a later date, I would be happy to create a personalised uplifting ceremony for you.
Perhaps you are looking ahead and wish to arrange your own funeral, to give yourself peace of mind that your life will be celebrated in the way of your choosing. Please contact me if you wish to discuss any of these options further.
When we lose someone it's always a time of upheaval, changes and sadness. But sometimes that feeling of loss, confusion and grief carries on. We talk to family and friends and hope to take comfort in their words and kindness but we feel that we need a little more.
That's when you might need Bereavement or Grief Counselling. This will take the form of a one to one session of talking, sharing and learning to cope. Everything that is said during a counselling session will of course remain strictly confidential.
Emma Walker is a trained and experienced counsellor who has a particular interest in Bereavement and Grief. She will listen to you and offer guidance without judgement while providing a safe, pleasant environment where you can start to heal.
Counselling sessions cost £30 and last an hour. They take place at my office in Benfleet. Home visits may be arranged for an additional fee.
If you would like to book a counselling session, please contact Emma.