DEATH CAFE – We met face to face on SATURDAY, 2ND OCTOBER



Celia Spiers and I offer our first face to face Death Cafe since before covid to offer a warm, safe, confidential place to talk about loss. We are delighted to return to face to face, with real tea and cakes!

There has been so much loss in this last eighteen months – loss of loved ones as a direct result of covid, loss of our pre-covid lives, including a loss of freedom and loss of autonomy, as well as bereavements that weren’t covid-related and have been unable to be marked and supported in the pre-covid ways, alongside pre-covid losses and sorrows that have been unattended due to covid-isolation. For those of us living close to areas affected by the introduction of HS2 we have lost ancient woodland, and beautiful places to walk in nature – a vital resource when the only permitted exercise was outside.

All being well this Death Cafe will return to our usual room in Leamington Spa, sensing one another face to face, sharing delicious home-made cakes and tea, and resonating with one another physically. So, bring your bodies, hearts and souls and join us for this special event.  And do let us know if you are planning to come as space is limited.


Debbie Collins has worked as a therapist for over thirty years and trained in bereavement awareness early in her career after navigating early losses.

Celia Spiers’ life struggles with difficult, challenging times have meant facing death and its place in her living. Even people close to her found it almost impossible to talk about this and she was delighted to discover her first Death Cafe. A safe, gentle, comfortable space. It is a pleasure to share this with others – a place to listen, learn and eat cake!



Debbie qualified as an acupuncturist (Lic Ac) in 1986, in group work in 1988, and as a counsellor in 1991, gaining her degree (BSc Hons Counselling) in 1999. Debbie has been supervising other therapists since 2005.  She continues to engage in learning!

She juggles these professions in private practice and enjoys the interplay between them. Her ongoing interest is in self-esteem, what creates it, what destroys it, what rebuilds it.

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