Another beautiful occasion for talking about death and dying in a supported and caring environment.  Celia and I love holding these precious gatherings, so life enhancing and enriching – in spite of the fact people often mishear us and think we’re talking about “deaf” cafes!  We welcome all your griefs, whether they are for people, pets or our planet.

There is an increasing need for a space in which to express the deep grief many of us feel for our planet during this climate emergency.  I am exploring the possibility of holding a Death Cafe specifically for this purpose.  If you are interested please do get in touch.

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

Celia’s 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 to her about it and she was delighted to find 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!

A Death Cafe is a scheduled non-profit get-together for the purpose of talking about death over food and drink, usually tea and cake.  The aim of these non-profit groups is to educate and help others become more familiar with the end of life.  Wikipedia

And please do check out the Death Cafe website for our next dates and for more information about the principles and ethics to which we subscribe.


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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