I am an end-of-life doula. I offer practical, emotional, and spiritual health services along with education, to people experiencing diagnoses' such as cancer and/or end of life.
Comforting people comes naturally. I am passionate about supporting others during difficult times; holding a safe space, listening, allowing emotions to flow. Enabling people to clarify what they need, make informed choices, identify strengths or coping mechanisms and creating compassionate communities.
After 25 years as a registered nurse in public mental health, and working as a support person for people living with diagnoses such as cancer, or at end of life, I have seen how people can be blindsided by a new diagnosis or significant health event. This can feel frightening, and all consuming.
People and their carers, are often provided medical treatment but not always holistic care, during what can be a very precious time. The concept of nurturing and understanding a person's culture and community is also very important in my work. It would be an honour to provide emotional support, practical help, connection to strengths within to assist with recovery and/or transition to a next stage.
End of Doula Training - Life and End of Life ( Preparing The Way 2020)
Registered Nurse (Bachelor of Nursing Notre Dame University, North Sydney)
Translational Research reviewing models of Integrated physical and mental health care (University of Technology, 2019)
Mindfulness Training (Mindfulness Works 2020)
Tribe Leader for Cronulla Fluro Surfing as part of One Wave Non -for Profit organisation which raises awareness of mental health
Doula is a Greek term for "person of service ". Doula for Life is a non-medical trained professional, who can provide practical, emotional, grief and spiritual support to people experiencing life-challenging health issues, or diagnoses such as cancer. It is an honour to work alongside people during such a precious time. This one off, 15 minute session provides more information on services provided and clarifies whether this is something you are looking for. Following this, people can book in for a 1: 1 connection, and planning session of longer duration.