“Thank you for visiting my website. I hope it inspires you in preparing for your ceremony.”
I create and conduct warm, truthful and meaningful ceremonies and rituals for moments that matter.
Since I was a child, I have been fascinated by how people deal with the questions and experiences that life throws to us. Today, many people are no longer affiliated to one particular faith or spirituality. They get inspired by elements from various sources, religious and secular. As a celebrant, it’s a real privilege to bring these elements together, creating a unique ceremony that truly reflects people’s life story and personalities. I offer inclusive ceremonies for all ages, beliefs, backgrounds and gender identities.
Everyday, I learn something new about rituals. I get inspired by books, movies, art works, and the stories of the people I work with. In my blog, I share my knowledge and fascination with the wonderful way of how people give meaning to their lives through rituals and ceremonies. I hope the blog posts inspire you in preparing for your own ceremony.
Originally from the Netherlands, I now live in North London with my husband and our two kids. I also work as a learning and development professional. In my free time, I write children’s stories. My first book, The adventures of Rosie and William, was published in February 2016.
- Ceremony and ritual design
I hold an MA in Theology and have a broad knowledge of rituals and diverse experience in conducting ceremonies on both religious and non-religious contexts. I have completed training in the following subjects:
- Grief Training (also co-host a course on this subject with Caroline Lloyd. More information can be found here)
- Baby and Infant Loss
- Complicated Grief
- LGBT+ Awareness
- Certified and award-winning celebrant
I hold certificates in Family and Funeral Celebrancy and I am a member of the Fellowship of Professional Partnership of Celebrants in the UK, a professional network that enables me to constantly update my knowledge and skills related to designing and delivering contemporary ceremonies and rituals. I am a member of the European Celebrants Collective and recommended on the The Celebrant Directory. I am also a member of the Good Funeral Guild. In 2016, I was Celebrant of the Year runner-up for the Good Funeral Awards and in 2017 a finalist.
- Helping and inspiring people with change and development
I have extensive skills in coaching, change management, project management, conducting workshops, and constructing learning and development solutions for individuals and teams.
- International and broad perspective
I have been working as a change management consultant for more than twelve years. In this period, I also obtained my MBA and have worked with people from various international backgrounds.