Helen lives in Leicester with her husband, four step-children and her fur baby pug, Leia. She would describe herself as a posh goth with a hippy heart.
As well as loving black, sparkly things and bright colours, she’s a huge fan of music festivals such as Download. Her eclectic music tastes include rock, metal, EDM, 90’s grunge and indie.
Linking in with the festival theme, Helen’s favourite place is Glastonbury Town, due to its beauty, spirituality, unique shops and quirky people. Helen’s handfasting ceremonies are connected with Glastonbury, so if you feel it has a connection for you also, Helen will be exactly the right choice to perform a memorable ceremony that will touch your heart, spirit and mind.
Helen’s other interests include Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and dark comedies such as the League of Gentlemen, Black Adder and Black Books. Yoga and long walks with Leia keeps her fit. And, Leia is a great sounding board when planning and reciting the lines for your ceremony.
Since doing my qualifications I have found a new calling as a celebrant and I am deeply passionate about the amazing service we can bring to people.
Although bright and bubbly to be around, Helen takes her role seriously. This is your special day and she knows how important it is that everything goes to plan on the day and feels personal to you, at a time when you might be feeling nervous and emotional already.
Helen’s qualifications and professional memberships:
- Association of Independent Celebrants (AOIC).
- NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Couples and Naming Ceremonies with Civil Ceremonies.
- Civil Ceremonies, Level 3 Advanced Spiritual Ceremonies Training, accredited by One Awards.
Helen is amongst a small number of celebrants who have been trained by the Priestess Dawn Kinsella of Avalon, Glastonbury. Dawn’s training enables Helen to conduct a powerful ceremony that incorporates meaningful rituals whilst achieving a deep and unique connection with nature.
Helen’s training and skills:
- A trained coach – to help you or your guests with speeches
- Trained in public speaking with many years of experience.
- Completed the IOSH working and managing safety courses.
As a celebrant based near Leicester, in the midlands, Helen is able to easily travel further afield if you feel she’s a great match for you. And, her flexibility doesn’t end there. Rather than expecting every ceremony to be the same, Helen embraces individuality and understands the ceremony you’ve dreamed about might be quite unusual.
During the initial conversations you have with Helen, her vast experience in speaking with people will enable her to get to know you and understand what your perfect day looks like to you. And, if you don’t know, she can guide you. She’ll then create something magical for you, that will be remembered by you and your loved ones for years to come.
In previous employment, her role has been in health and safety and customer service, so Helen understands the importance of detailed planning and delivering on your expectations. She’ll gladly help you with any questions or concerns you may have, before, during or after the ceremony. And, she welcomes feedback, so never be afraid to say what’s on your mind.