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🇬🇧 South Wales

🇬🇧 North Wales

🇬🇧 West wales

I travel locally

I speak English, Welsh

& French

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Nicola Dunkley

I have lived in Ceredigion, West Wales for more than 25 years. I have learned Welsh and work as a counsellor in private practice, a secondary school and on a university campus. I have volunteered for the charity, Cruse Bereavement Care, offering one to one support to those left behind when someone dies, since 2005. I have heard many people talk about funerals and part of why I decided to train as a Funeral Celebrant was hearing how a funeral impacts on the grief process. I want to be part of making sure people can have a good funeral that really helps.

There is a part of me that likes speaking to groups of people and holding their attention. Often people come to funerals to think about their relationship with the deceased and painting a clear word picture of that person is a deeply satisfying part of the job of being a funeral celebrant. I am married with grown up sons and elderly cats.


My aim as a funeral celebrant, is to write and deliver a service that meets the needs of the bereaved, whatever they may be. I believe those attending a funeral need space both to grieve and honour, to mourn and celebrate the person who died. This starts with listening closely to what is said about the deceased, taking careful note of how they are being remembered, what seems important to those sharing their memories, then reflecting this as accurately as I can in the service I prepare. I try to capture not just the facts accurately, but also what the person who died really meant to those who will be attending the funeral. I am happy to draft and redraft the service until it is right, and it is the chief mourner who has the final say.  Having worked as a bereavement counsellor for many years, it is important to me that any funeral I lead should bring comfort to those who are grieving.

I Really Love…

To be well prepared, calm and professional, warm and respectful. I always ask the family how they want me to dress as for some black is important and for others a different look is equally important. I arrive at a funeral 30 minutes before it starts.


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