I live in Todmorden, West Yorkshire and am part of a national network of men and women who have been trained and accredited by the British Humanist Association to write and conduct non religious ceremonies. You do not have to be a Humanist to use our services but simply prefer to have a non religious ceremony.
I originally trained for the stage so have a love of English and confidence and experience of public speaking, I then retrained as an Occupational Therapist and went on to spend many years working in mental health services. The experience this gave me of working with people and helping them to achieve their personal goals has been a great basis for celebrant work.
I have been a humanist for some time and, like many other celebrants, became interested in training as a celebrant following disappointing experiences at conventional weddings and funerals, and some inspiring and moving experience of humanist ceremonies.
One of the most rewarding thing about my work is that I meet so many lovely people and have the privilege of helping them to realise their dreams for one of the most important days of their lives.