Our death is one of the most profound experiences unique to each of us as individuals…
A once in a lifetime experience, with only one chance to get it right, for ourselves and those we leave behind.
I’m Yvonne Oakes, and with 40 years experience of working alongside those with a life-limiting illness, I see death as precious and sacred. I am grateful to be able to help anyone prepare for their death whilst continuing to live as well as possible and support their family too.
As a Soul Midwife and retired Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, I offer the support to do that by providing companionship, practical, emotional, and spiritual support.
My passion is ensuring individuals are treated with dignity and compassion. I provide a service that is led by their needs and wishes. And the greatest gift I bring is the ability to simply be there… to really listen.
I help with
Advanced care planning – helping you / your family make decisions and choices.
Facilitating open conversations about your wishes which is often the hardest thing to do with loved ones.
Signposting you to the right resources.
Aiding relaxation and a sense of calm, using therapeutic techniques.
Being with you when you need it most.
This support can be provided in your home, care home, or hospital. Telephone/internet support is available too.
More detail about my work and Soul Midwives is available on my website.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for help or advice, Yvonne