During a lifetime we go through many experiences that are 'life changing', whether that is the death of a loved one, the birth of a child, the commitment of two people to each other. These events deserve to be marked with a meaningful ceremony that reflects the true nature of the occasion and the thoughts and feelings of those involved.

In my role as a Celebrant, I will work with you and your family to create a unique and personalised ceremony that you can remember for years to come!

The end of someone's life should be seen as as important as the moment of their birth. Sadly, many of us feel uncomfortable about discussing our own death or that of a loved one which often means a person's final wishes or choices are not taken into consideration.

In my role as an End of Life Doula I offer emotional, spiritual and practical support to a person who is reaching the end of life and also to their family.

About Claire

I qualified as a teacher of the deaf over 30 years ago and worked full time as a teacher/ teacher of the deaf until a few years ago, for half of that time living and working in Spain with my son.

In 2017 I completed training at the Holistic Healing College in London and set up my own counselling business, Pathfinder Holistic Healing.

Training as a Celebrant and then an End of Life Doula felt like a natural progression and extension of my holistic business and I thoroughly enjoyed the practical and very thorough training at UK Society of Celebrants.

It is a privilege to be invited into a family at a time that is life-changing for them and to work with the family to create a unique and personalised ceremony or to support them when someone is at the end of life. 

I am passionate about all things natural and an advocate for environmentally friendly funeral options and outdoor weddings! 

I am easy going and a good listener and I will treat you and your family with respect and authenticity.


Services offered: End of Life care; Celebration of Life (funeral, memorial), Celebration of Birth (naming ceremony), Celebration of Commitment (wedding, civil partnership, vow renewal) or other Life Events.

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Claire Sunderland
Lifecycle Celebrant &
End of Life Doula