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Qualifications and Experience

I am a Chartered Secretary, Wills & Probate Practitioner, Licensed Before I Go Solutions Facilitator and Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist.  I am also a member of the Soul Midwife Movement.  

My work is underpinned by the following qualifications, organisations, study and experience.

Fellowship member of The Governance Institute (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators)
30 years working as a Company Secretary to a number of FTSE 250 publicly listed companies in the media, retail and property sectors and latterly in the NHS and charity sector; dealing with law, governance, finance, insurance and pensions.

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Level 6 Certificate in Law (Probate Practice), Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Wills and Succession and Probate Practice); Level 3 Certificate in Private Client Practice.

Before I Go Solutions
Licensed Before I Go Method End-of-Life Planning Facilitator

The Grief Recovery Institute 

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist: One to One Individual Programme, Group Support Programme, Pet Loss Programme and Helping Children Deal with Loss Programme. Licensed for Online support.  www.griefrecoverymethod

The Soul Midwives Movement
Practitioner Level 1 in Holistic and Spiritual Support and Companionship to the dying and their loved ones.

NCFE Levels 1,2,3 certificates in Counselling Skills and Theory


Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Counselling (Humanistic) – Year 1 completed

Over 750 hours of bereavement support and listening services:

  • Cruse Bereavement Care: One to One and Group Facilitator and Telephone bereavement support volunteer

  • The Fountain Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital: Volunteer member of the Emotional Support Team on the cancer ward 

Other organisations

Relate West Surrey
Trustee and Company Secretary, providing governance and company secretarial services in the relationship counselling sector. 

Crossroads Care Surrey
Trustee and Company Secretary providing governance and company secretarial services in the care sector. In addition, I provided vocational support to people living with dementia at the Farnham Adult Club and the Dementia Care Café, Guildford. 

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