with Kindness, Compassion and Dignity
I am driven by Mother Teresa’s words: “Our Job is to LOVE each other without stopping to inquire if they are worthy.” and I have made this a key principle within all areas I have chosen to work in.
Having worked in ordained ministry for many years and spending the last 10 years as a Chaplain within the private healthcare sector, I have had the privilege of working closely with many people on their final journey.
This has led me to develop my skills, and become a passionate advocate for, Spiritual, Pastoral, End of Life and Bereavement Care. I believe that excellence in care is vital and this can only be fully achieved when we care for people as individuals and ensure that the care they receive is holistic, and person centred and not just a plan for meeting their medical needs.
Having had the honour of working in the care sector for many years I have gained qualifications in many areas including, Community Chaplaincy, Grief and Bereavement Counselling, End of Life Care, Spiritual Care as well as becoming a qualified Soul Midwife and TLC Trainer. I am also proud to hold Fellowships with the Society of Bereavement Practitioners and The Faculty of Funeral Celebrants.
“Ash has a profoundly deep understanding of people and their needs. His gentle, insightful support is complemented by a sensitive, professional approach that leaves you in no doubt that everything will be dealt with, leaving you with no worries.”
You may want me to work with you or your family member from point of diagnosis and continue until the final day of life, offering encouragement and support for living life fully, until the end, or you may just want me to be there in the final days and hours to help support you and your loved ones or something in-between. All these are possible. So I can help with …
“Ashley always has a listening ear and will do his upmost to do what he can to help you when times are hard and always makes himself available. I’m not a religious person, but to Ashley that does not matter, he will do his best to meet the needs of the individual person and does a fantastic job of upholding the religious needs for individuals. Ashley also has much life experience and this make all of his training worth listening too “
TLC is a simplified version of Soul Midwifery, developed by award-winning Felicity Warner and the Soul Midwives School. It is based on practical skills, and sits perfectly in mainstream care settings, with no conflict with the medical profession.
TLC workshops support anyone working either professionally or personally with the dying, giving simple, practical ideas and skills that can really help with the quality of their end of life care.
As a funeral celebrant I am here to help you to plan an order of service for the celebration of life / funeral of your loved one.
My role is to ensure that it reflects how you want the person to be remembered and how they lived their life. We can look at things like funeral poems, readings, songs and hymns you’d like, as well as who you’d like to play a part in the service.
We can even look at location and the right place to final lay your loved one to rest after cremation etc (Scattering / interment of ashes) Some religious faiths have very specific funeral rites and prayers, which I can include and lead in the ceremony. The most important thing is that together we create a unique and personal celebration of the persons life.
As you can hopefully see, I have a passion for supporting people on their final journey. If anything that you have read strikes a chord in you or your loved ones and you would like an informal chat (with absolutely NO pressure) please get in touch and we can talk though your situation discuss what support I can offer.
All workshops, support or services are available in person, via email, WhatsApp or Zoom etc which ever you are most comfortable with.
I look forward to talking with you soon.
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