Companionship for the Dying

Support at a challenging time

Having access to a dedicated companion at the end of life during the dying process can be a welcome emotional and spiritual support at a challenging time for you and for those who love and care about you.

Holistic and Spiritual End of Life Care

I provide holistic and spiritual end of life companionship in the Soul Midwife tradition and trained with Felicity Warner. Felicity began Soul Midwives™ over 20 years ago and its gentle practices have changed the face of modern holistic and spiritual palliative care in the UK and abroad.

As your companion, I will draw on traditional skills to lovingly ease your passage from this life and to ensure that your death is as dignified and peaceful an experience as it can be. I am based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset and I am happy to work with you whether you are currently in a hospice, a care home or in your own home. As a companion, I will work alongside your palliative care team, rather than as a substitute for it, ensuring that your holistic (whole person) and spiritual needs are recognised, included and supported.

I abide by the Soul Midwives code of conduct and the services I provide include:

I am also a member of Dying Matters (a coalition between the NHS and The Palliative Care Council) with a membership base of over 30,000 people across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

You can read about the principles of Soul Midwifery here.

More peace and understanding

You have helped me stop tormenting myself about the past, freed me from seeking approval from those who will never give it, and have a more peaceful and understanding relationship with my children and husband. Even with all this I am not perfect, but I will allow myself to be truer to myself and find my strength again.

J. O.

We can talk to each other now

When you’re with us, we can talk to each other about what’s happening. It helps us come to terms with J’s illness and face the future.

J & P

Please feel free to contact me to arrange a free, no obligation, exploratory conversation to discuss your requirements.