Purbeck Celebrants and Reflections Counselling

Jilly Adamson

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Areas Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Natural funerals

Affiliations

Institute of Professional Celebrants;: Pagan Federation and LGBT Foundation

Languages

English

Hi, I'm Jilly

Hi, my name is Jilly, I am a qualified celebrant covering the Purbecks area of Dorset. I am also a trained counsellor and so have a patient, unflappable and caring nature.

Weddings – How lucky we are to welcome the era of free choice and to delight in equality and diversity. No more are the days of one-size ceremony fits all. Now your magical day can be truly inspired by you and your lives together. Be it a historical theme, or a camping weekender, each couple can choose to make their day personal and meaningful.

I really enjoy working with people and listening to their stories. I have a warm approachable manner and am empathetic and non-judgemental. Any ceremony can be a bit stressful so my ready humour can help break any tension and nerves, ensuring you relax and enjoy the day.

A guideline to the procedure – Weddings

After meeting up and deciding we would like to work together:

I would give you a copy of my contract. A 50% deposit is payable

I have a handy questionnaire that helps give structure and would give me insight into your story.

I would put together a first draft of the ceremony, this can be done together (I can suggest readings and songs or poems and help you structure the ceremony) or if you know exactly what you would like, I would be happy to follow your lead.

I would email you a first draft that you can change as you wish, I will then update the changes and return it to you. We can do this until you are 100% happy.

I always like to go to the venue to be sure I can find it and know my way around once there! If possible I would also like us to get together for a run through to check, timings, music, readings etc. The list above is very flexible, just be reassured that the planning is rather more fun than I may have made it sound, we will have laughed together lots of times, so I will be a comforting sight should you feel nervous on the day.!

Please contact me if you would like me to talk through other types of ceremonies with you.

What's my ceremony style?

I am happy to offer the following ceremonies:

Wedding,

Vow renewal

Engagement

Blessing

Naming Ceremony

Both Animal and Human memorials.

It is my pleasure to make the ceremony 100% unique to you. There are several extra ceremonies we can add to the day if that’s what you would like, examples are ‘handfasting’ and ‘sand ceremonies’, these additional mini ceremonies are often an ideal way to get others involved in the day, but equally you may prefer to keep it just for you.

It would be a privilege to be able to get to know you both and share your love story with your guests. Between us, we can make the ceremony happen however and wherever you wish.

Baby naming ceremonies are a fantastic way to welcome babies and children into your family and social circle. Traditionally there were Christening ceremonies for babies but now people are choosing non-religious ceremonies and not just for babies, but also for joining two families that each have their own children.

I am also privileged to help you through times of loss by writing and reading a Eulogy for your loved one. This truly is an honour, to be trusted with someone’s final story. I have a warm understanding approach, making me easy to share your memories with. I am also a great animal lover and as such am very happy to perform ceremonies for pets as well.

Eulogies are usually written with the aid of family members after death but I am also happy to write the eulogy with you if you would prefer to take control and leave a full plan of your ceremony wishes.

Some people are attending their own funerals – OK, I know that sounds odd but there are advantages.

1. A last chance to gather all relatives from near and far before its too late.

2. You get to hear the lovely things they are going to say about you.

3. It may help both relatives and yourselves to come to terms with your impending departure.

4. It offers a chance to say goodbye and an opportunity for relatives to ask any questions. I often hear, ‘Oh I wish I had told them…..or asked……’

5. You can choose the music, dress code, readings etc that you would like.

Prices From

£450

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15% discount for 2020 Summer ceremonies

15% discount for any 2020 spring ceremonies June- August

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Why choose Jilly?

If you chose me you will be in safe, reliable and calm hands and I will be genuinely delighted to help create your ceremony.

What do I offer?

Name change wedding

Weddings

Hi, my name is Jilly, I am a qualified celebrant covering the Purbecks area of Dorset. I am also a trained counsellor and so have a patient, unflappable and caring nature.

Weddings – How lucky we are to welcome the era of free choice and to delight in equality and diversity. No more are the days of one-size ceremony fits all. Now your magical day can be truly inspired by you and your lives together. Be it a historical theme, or a camping weekender, each couple can choose to make their day personal and meaningful.

I really enjoy working with people and listening to their stories. I have a warm approachable manner and am empathetic and non-judgemental. Any ceremony can be a bit stressful so my ready humour can help break any tension and nerves, ensuring you relax and enjoy the day.

A guideline to the procedure – Weddings

After meeting up and deciding we would like to work together:

I would give you a copy of my contract. A 50% deposit is payable

I have a handy questionnaire that helps give structure and would give me insight into your story.

I would put together a first draft of the ceremony, this can be done together (I can suggest readings and songs or poems and help you structure the ceremony) or if you know exactly what you would like, I would be happy to follow your lead.

I would email you a first draft that you can change as you wish, I will then update the changes and return it to you. We can do this until you are 100% happy.

I always like to go to the venue to be sure I can find it and know my way around once there! If possible I would also like us to get together for a run through to check, timings, music, readings etc. The list above is very flexible, just be reassured that the planning is rather more fun than I may have made it sound, we will have laughed together lots of times, so I will be a comforting sight should you feel nervous on the day.!

Please contact me if you would like me to talk through other types of ceremonies with you.

Prices From

£450

Why choose Jilly for your wedding?

If you chose me you will be in safe, reliable and calm hands and I will be genuinely delighted to help create your ceremony.

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Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

Hi, my name is Jilly, I am a qualified celebrant covering the Purbecks area of Dorset. I am also a trained counsellor and so have a patient, unflappable and caring nature.

Weddings – How lucky we are to welcome the era of free choice and to delight in equality and diversity. No more are the days of one-size ceremony fits all. Now your magical day can be truly inspired by you and your lives together. Be it a historical theme, or a camping weekender, each couple can choose to make their day personal and meaningful.

I really enjoy working with people and listening to their stories. I have a warm approachable manner and am empathetic and non-judgemental. Any ceremony can be a bit stressful so my ready humour can help break any tension and nerves, ensuring you relax and enjoy the day.

A guideline to the procedure – Weddings

After meeting up and deciding we would like to work together:

I would give you a copy of my contract. A 50% deposit is payable

I have a handy questionnaire that helps give structure and would give me insight into your story.

I would put together a first draft of the ceremony, this can be done together (I can suggest readings and songs or poems and help you structure the ceremony) or if you know exactly what you would like, I would be happy to follow your lead.

I would email you a first draft that you can change as you wish, I will then update the changes and return it to you. We can do this until you are 100% happy.

I always like to go to the venue to be sure I can find it and know my way around once there! If possible I would also like us to get together for a run through to check, timings, music, readings etc. The list above is very flexible, just be reassured that the planning is rather more fun than I may have made it sound, we will have laughed together lots of times, so I will be a comforting sight should you feel nervous on the day.!

Please contact me if you would like me to talk through other types of ceremonies with you.

Prices From

£450

Why choose Jilly for your naming ceremony?

If you chose me you will be in safe, reliable and calm hands and I will be genuinely delighted to help create your ceremony.

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Renewal of Vows

Hi, my name is Jilly, I am a qualified celebrant covering the Purbecks area of Dorset. I am also a trained counsellor and so have a patient, unflappable and caring nature.

Weddings – How lucky we are to welcome the era of free choice and to delight in equality and diversity. No more are the days of one-size ceremony fits all. Now your magical day can be truly inspired by you and your lives together. Be it a historical theme, or a camping weekender, each couple can choose to make their day personal and meaningful.

I really enjoy working with people and listening to their stories. I have a warm approachable manner and am empathetic and non-judgemental. Any ceremony can be a bit stressful so my ready humour can help break any tension and nerves, ensuring you relax and enjoy the day.

A guideline to the procedure – Weddings

After meeting up and deciding we would like to work together:

I would give you a copy of my contract. A 50% deposit is payable

I have a handy questionnaire that helps give structure and would give me insight into your story.

I would put together a first draft of the ceremony, this can be done together (I can suggest readings and songs or poems and help you structure the ceremony) or if you know exactly what you would like, I would be happy to follow your lead.

I would email you a first draft that you can change as you wish, I will then update the changes and return it to you. We can do this until you are 100% happy.

I always like to go to the venue to be sure I can find it and know my way around once there! If possible I would also like us to get together for a run through to check, timings, music, readings etc. The list above is very flexible, just be reassured that the planning is rather more fun than I may have made it sound, we will have laughed together lots of times, so I will be a comforting sight should you feel nervous on the day.!

Please contact me if you would like me to talk through other types of ceremonies with you.

Prices From

£450

Why choose Jilly for your renewal of vows?

If you chose me you will be in safe, reliable and calm hands and I will be genuinely delighted to help create your ceremony.

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Funerals

Hi, my name is Jilly, I am a qualified celebrant covering the Purbecks area of Dorset. I am also a trained counsellor and so have a patient, unflappable and caring nature.

Weddings – How lucky we are to welcome the era of free choice and to delight in equality and diversity. No more are the days of one-size ceremony fits all. Now your magical day can be truly inspired by you and your lives together. Be it a historical theme, or a camping weekender, each couple can choose to make their day personal and meaningful.

I really enjoy working with people and listening to their stories. I have a warm approachable manner and am empathetic and non-judgemental. Any ceremony can be a bit stressful so my ready humour can help break any tension and nerves, ensuring you relax and enjoy the day.

A guideline to the procedure – Weddings

After meeting up and deciding we would like to work together:

I would give you a copy of my contract. A 50% deposit is payable

I have a handy questionnaire that helps give structure and would give me insight into your story.

I would put together a first draft of the ceremony, this can be done together (I can suggest readings and songs or poems and help you structure the ceremony) or if you know exactly what you would like, I would be happy to follow your lead.

I would email you a first draft that you can change as you wish, I will then update the changes and return it to you. We can do this until you are 100% happy.

I always like to go to the venue to be sure I can find it and know my way around once there! If possible I would also like us to get together for a run through to check, timings, music, readings etc. The list above is very flexible, just be reassured that the planning is rather more fun than I may have made it sound, we will have laughed together lots of times, so I will be a comforting sight should you feel nervous on the day.!

Please contact me if you would like me to talk through other types of ceremonies with you.

Prices From

£450

Why choose Jilly for your funeral?

If you chose me you will be in safe, reliable and calm hands and I will be genuinely delighted to help create your ceremony.

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Reviews for Purbeck Celebrants and Reflections Counselling

Total Reviews: 5

Average Rating: 5

reviews (5)

Thank you for a lovely service

Thank you for a lovely service

5 Stars
Jane Watson

Funeral | 03/31/2020 | Bridport

Thank you for the moving ceremony, it was a difficult time and with the added complication of the Corona Virus, things were even harder but you made things work, going out of your way to meet us in a safe way. You made dad come alive again, one last time, by taking us through his life and bringing back long-forgotten memories. He would have been pleased with the ceremony.

Screaming babies

Screaming babies

5 Stars
Hadley Middleton

Naming Ceremony | 06/15/2019 | St Marks, Wallisdown

You did an amazing job to be heard over Hadley! We really appreciated the lovely ceremony. Although it was Hadleys’ day you made his brother Jacob feel included. He loved being asked to help and being made to feel important as a ‘big’ brother.

Thank you

Thank you

5 Stars
MArk Todd

Funeral | 08/07/2019 | Higher Ground Meadow

You captured my dads’ personality perfectly, he would have enjoyed the Eulogy immensely. He did not want a sombre service, although obviously we were all heartbroken. You added just the right amount of humour to keep things dignified but lift us when we became too sad.

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