Simon Smith

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Celebrant Category: Funeral Celebrant

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  • Simon has long held an interest in how people overcome life’s difficulties and move on to a sense of personal choice and freedom. He is an author on this subject and trained in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy in the 1990s. He also practices as a trainer coach and counsellor.

    Simon experienced the importance and power of funerals when his wife died in her early 40s. Having successfully created a funeral which spoke to both her elderly parents and the younger generation of friends, he felt at first hand the incredible healing power of the funeral ceremony and how a well-chosen reading and heartfelt, honest assessment of a person’s life can transform the ceremony and deepen everyone’s understanding of and connection to the person.

    Simon is trained in public performance and speaking as well as ceremonies. Passionate about words, music and poetry, he brings to his ceremonies eloquence, a gentle informality and he creates a safe place to express feelings.

  • Testimonials:

    “I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for us during our sad time of losing Mum. You made it a much more bearable time and minimised the pain endured throughout planning the day to say goodbye. For that I cannot thank you enough. The service was absolutely beautiful, Mum would have been so pleased with it. So, on behalf of my family we would like to thank you once again and I cannot recommend you all enough to others.”

    “Thank you so much, Simon, for all the thoughtful and kind attention you gave us as we prepared for Dad’s funeral."