Life Celebrations

Creating bespoke life celebrations to help you say goodbye to those you love. I work with families at a time of sadness, to help them remember their loved ones with joy. We create life celebrations together that help you start to grieve and also share stories of those who you have lost.

life celebrations from Dinah Liversidge, Independent Celebrant
A cuppa with the family is my first chance to offer comfort

Saying goodbye hurts but can also bring comfort

When someone we love dies we experience an emotional and physical pain like nothing we’ve ever felt before. It is unique for each of us and can take a long time to hit us. Often, as we cope with the instant practical issues associated with arranging the cremation or funeral, we ‘cope’ and put away our emotions until we feel able to let them out.

Creating a life celebration together

My first visit to a family who has lost someone is often the first time they talk about the person who has passed, and the first time they share their grief with others. I have a very privileged job. The 30 years of experience I have had coaching and mentoring help me support others. Those years have taught me to listen, to hold space for others and to show strength and empathy in equal measure.

I love what I do; I get to sit with families and hear their stories. They tell me about the person they knew so that I might get a glimpse of them, an idea of what made them laugh, what and who they cared about and what were their proudest moments. Stories from lovers, children and friends with their versions of the person they all knew and often those who knew him best hear these stories for the first time too.

I consider this work the most important work that I do and I consider it an honour to have the trust of a family at such an important time. My fees start at £195 for a local funeral in West Wales. There is no charge for services for children.