Hi I’m Yvonne Oakes of Light From Within.
I am a Soul Midwife and retired Palliative Care Nurse Specialist with experience, skills, knowledge and compassion gained over 40 years and I:
- offer practical, emotional and spiritual support to those with a life-limiting illness and their families too
- hold informal, relaxed get-togethers to try to take the taboo out of talking about death and dying. Here anyone can drop-in to chat, share ideas, experiences and concerns, gain information about resources available or simply have a cuppa and of course some cake.
- provide workshops relating to loss and grief
I have an in-depth knowledge of the stages of dying, and of the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of each of these. I use gentle therapeutic techniques to help ease anxieties, and provide support for the person to help them prepare for and experience the death they would like to have.
My services are complementary to statutory health care providers; I do not replace District Nurses or specialist teams.
I am based in Lower Feltham, Middlesex and am happy to travel within a 20- mile radius to visit. I can also provide telephone or on-line support wherever you are.
More information about me and my services can be found on my website
“Thank you for the amazing care, compassion and love you showed to mum in her final hours and the support you gave to us all. We can never thank you enough.” (J, K and TP)
“Just to say thank you for the help and support you provided in mam’s last few weeks. She always looked forward to your visits.” (R and HF)
“A thoughtful touch is always appreciated and yours was truly special – your kindness was truly special.” (HB)
“Thank you for your support during our difficult time.” (HJ)