Meet the Team

Felicity Warner

Founder and Soul Midwife

Felicity Warner - Founder of Soul Midwives

Felicity Warner created the idea of Soul Midwifery for the dying after sitting with many hundreds of people at the end of life.

Her pioneering work over the last twenty-five years has brought a new dimension to holistic and spiritual palliative care, both in the UK and abroad (there are now Soul Midwives working in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Europe). She is a respected lecturer, teacher and author of four acclaimed books – ‘Gentle Dying’, ‘A Safe Journey Home’, ‘The Soul Midwives’ Handbook’ and ‘Sacred Oils’.

‘The Soul Midwives’ Handbook’ is a text book used by both complementary therapists and in medical and nursing schools.

Post Diploma Mentors

Jude Meryl

Soul Midwife and Post Diploma Mentor for Scotland and Internationally (excluding Canada, Europe, Republic of Ireland, USA)

Jude Meryl - Soul Midwife & Mentor

Jude is a Soul Midwife, Post Diploma Mentor and TLC Trainer. Jude is also the Co-ordinator for the Post Diploma Mentorship Programme.

After over thirty years of working in education and educational retail, Jude trained as a Soul Midwife in 2013, and has since continued to work alongside families, Care Agencies, GPs, District Nurses and Hospice at Home to support those at end of life who wish to die at home.

Jude is a member of the National Association of Complementary Therapists in Supportive & Palliative Care and of the International Observatory on End of Life Care. Living and working in Scotland, she is also a member of Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, whose vision is ‘to create a Scotland where everyone knows how to help when someone is dying or grieving.’

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Ashley Liddington

Soul Midwife and Post Diploma Mentor for Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset(BCP), Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight and Wiltshire


Ashley is a Soul Midwife, Post Diploma Mentor, and TLC trainer. With over 15 years of experience as a chaplain in the private care sector, he holds qualifications in Community Chaplaincy, Grief and Bereavement Counselling, End of Life Care, Spiritual Care, Dementia Support, Aromatherapy, Mental Health First Aid, Spiritual First Aid, and many other related fields. Ashley has a particular interest in training and in using aromatherapy, flower essences, and sacred oils combined with ritual to support the end-of-life journey.

In addition to his work as a Soul Midwife, Ashley currently serves as a Chaplaincy and Wellbeing Services Manager in private healthcare. He is also the company trainer specializing in End of Life Care, Grief and Bereavement, and Equality and Diversity, trainingall care home teams to use the TLC model of care.

In recognition of his dedication and commitment to End of Life Ministry, Ashley was made a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Funeral Celebrants in 2019 and a Fellow of the Society of Bereavement Practitioners in 2020.

Bet Huws

Soul Midwife and Post Diploma Mentor for Wales

Bet Hughes - Soul Midwife & Mentor

Bet is a native Welsh speaker, a grief counsellor and a founder of Caffi Angau (Welsh-medium Death Café).

Bet has studied life and death extensively, with both humans and other animals.

Her mission is to continue a family tradition of caring for people within their communities, and sees Soul Midwifery as a way of empowering individuals at a time of great vulnerability.

Bet is also a Myrrhophore – working with essential oils, for the benefit of all.

Cathy Chiplen

Soul Midwife and Post Diploma Mentor for Bath, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset (East & West), Gloucestershire (South) and Somerset

Cathy is a highly skilled and experienced Soul Midwife and Holistic/Complementary Therapist.

She works with people in grief through many of life’s transitions, including bereavement, as well as supporting those who are dying, and their loved ones. Cathy’s approach is person-centred and deeply compassionate.

Cathy is both a Trustee and Therapist for Somerset-based baby loss charity ‘Towards Tomorrow Together’.

She is passionate about encouraging common-place conversations about death and dying, and reducing the fear of talking about it.

Cathy has completed further studies in End of Life Care, and has a particular interest in grief rituals and practices.

Carrie Doyle

Soul Midwife and Post Diploma Mentor for Cambridgeshire, Essex, Kent and Suffolk

Carrie Doyle - Post Diploma Mentor

Carrie is a registered nurse, a District Nurse (DNSPQ), and has a post graduate certificate in practice education. She has over 30 years’ experience of working within palliative and end of life care.  Her purpose is to support all to receive compassion and love as they live their last days.

She is a Soul Midwife, a TLC trainer, a visiting lecturer at City University London, a funeral celebrant and an independent education facilitator.

Carrie continues to work to raise the profile of the needs of people with end-of-life care needs both at a local and a national level, and has recently contributed to ‘Palliative Care in the Community: Chapter 4’ ‘Handbook of Palliative Care’ (4th Edition) 2024 John Wiley & Sons.

Dawn Young

Soul Midwife and Post Diploma Mentor for the USA


Dawn’s work with the sick began as a Cardiovascular Technologist in the field of Pediatric Cardiology. She began working with the dying in 2011 and then trained as a Soul Midwife in 2015 & 2016. Her decision to become a Soul Midwife was influenced by a need she saw in her community to complement the care provided by Hospice and caregivers. Her training as a Soul Midwife enabled her to bring holistic and spiritual healing to her work as well.

Dawn is deeply drawn to this emotional and sensitive time when a life ends. Although this is a time of profound sadness, there also exist moments of emotional and spiritual healing and unconditional love.

She continues to work with the dying as a Soul Midwife, Hospice volunteer, and a No One Dies Alone volunteer at her local hospital and two care centers. For the past six years she has also co-facilitated a community grief group sponsored by Hospice.

Dawn is a member of the National End of Life Doula’s Association where she has earned their proficiency designation for her knowledge in End-of-Life care.

Or call on 001 973 224 6858

Helen Latham

Soul Midwife and Post Diploma Mentor for Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Lincolnshire (North East), Merseyside, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Yorkshire, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Helen Latham

Helen spent more than thirty years as a High School teacher of Philosophy and Ethics before training to be a Soul Midwife in 2017.

She brings to her work additional skills and qualifications in hypnotherapy and aromatherapy.

She is also a TLC tutor and regularly hosts an online Death Café. She takes an active part in Dying Matters Week in her local community and hosts regular “Meet a Soul Midwife” coffee mornings. Whenever possible Helen regularly spends time with patients in her local hospital and care homes who are receiving End of Life care and believes that anyone can be trained in end of life skills.

Krista Hughes

Soul Midwife and Post Diploma Mentor for Greater London, Norfolk, Surrey, Sussex and Europe

Krista Hughes - Soul Midwife & Mentor

Krista is a Soul Midwife, Mentor, Introductory Day Tutor, and TLC trainer (and supports curriculum development in the Soul Midwives School).

Krista has a long-standing background in teaching and as a University Lecturer in Primary Education. She is also a Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher and Holistic Relaxation Therapist, and she is training as a Medical Herbalist.

She trained as a Soul Midwife in 2013 and works actively in the community. She represents Soul Midwives on the NHS Surrey Heartlands End Of Life and Palliative Care Strategy Group. She has a salaried role as “Therapy Lead Soul Midwife” at The Mulberry Centre, a charity providing information and services for those affected by cancer and anyone with an end of life diagnosis is referred to Krista and her team for support.

Krista is passionate about helping everyone to unlock innate skills and knowledge in compassionate care, so that death and care for the dying are brought back into life and living.

Sarah Farr

Soul Midwife and Post Diploma Mentor for Canada

Sarah Farr - Post Diploma Mentor

Sarah qualified as a Soul Midwife and TLC trainer in 2016. In 2017, she co-founded her own End-of-Life Doula private practice supporting families and their loved ones in Toronto, Canada.

She has been a volunteer with Toronto Hospice and Kensington Hospice since 2017. With her wonderful chocolate Labrador “Holly” they are members of the St. John’s Ambulance Ontario Therapy Dog Team where they visit patients at end-of-life in numerous establishments.

She has a Masters in End-of-Life Studies from the University of Glasgow and is part of an International End-of-Life Doula Research Group. She also currently hosts Death Cafés for the Toronto Public Library Network and sits on the board for Cedarhurst Dementia Care Home in Toronto

Tracey Vickery

Soul Midwife and Post Diploma Mentor for Derbyshire, Gloucestershire (excluding South), Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (excluding North East), Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Telford & Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire
Tracey Vickery - Soul Midwife & Mentor

Tracey has a background as a degree trained Oncology/Haematology Nurse with a wealth of end of life experience within the acute hospital setting.

She qualified as a Soul Midwife in 2017 and she is also a TLC trainer (taking the TLC training days into a group of national care homes).

Tracey has delivered a presentation on Soul Midwifery during Dying Matters Awareness Week at a university to student nurses. She is a volunteer Soul Midwife/Chaplain at her local hospital and runs a local Death Café in her community.

Tracey has also been actively involved in the Soul Midwife In Residence scheme within the Midands and is openly active about encouraging everyone to talk about all aspects of death and dying with an open and compassionate heart.

Additional Regional Mentors

Claire Ball

Soul Midwife and additional Mentor for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire


Claire is a Soul Midwife, TLC Trainer and Reiki Master Teacher.

Claire worked in the finance sector for some 30 years. Claire cared for her Mother who suffered from locked in syndrome, this changed her values and the way to live her own life, leading her to train as a Soul Midwife. After a period of time volunteering in Palliative care, Claire now follows her passion of caring for people at the end of life and currently works as a Private Domiciliary Carer and Soul Midwife in the community. Claire is passionate about the importance of dying well and providing Soul Midwifery to all who need support.

Claire uses her beautiful Narrowboat, ‘Daydream’, for small TLC training groups and also to offer people in need a tranquil space to relax, cry, laugh, love and just be.

Claire describes herself as a very ordinary Woman carrying the message and teachings of Soul Midwifery to as many as possible.

Jo Franklin

Soul Midwife and additional Mentor for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk

Jo Franklin - Soul Midwife & Mentor

Jo is a practising palliative care nurse with over 25 years experience caring for patients, families and those going through loss and bereavement. She also  volunteers for Cruse, supporting those going through grief, and sudden loss.

As a Soul Midwife, she has helped many people have peaceful and natural deaths in their own home working collaboratively with their own GPs and community teams.

You can find  her on Facebook as Cambridge Soul Midwife. And she is happy to be contacted to offer help and support.

Or call on 07752 016164

Katie Costello

Soul Midwife and additional Mentor for Sussex

Katie Costello - Soul Midwife

Katie is a Soul Midwife and TLC trainer based in Sussex. Katie has many years experience working in Domiciliary and Palliative care and currently works part time at a local hospice.

Katie is able to offer a wide range of End of Life support in the community, Hospices, Care Homes and Hospitals. Katie’s experience means she has extensive knowledge of working with multidisciplinary teams and directly offering personal hands on care.

Katie holds multiple qualifications including End of Life and Dementia care and The Care Certificate. She is ‘Sage and Thyme’ foundation level trained, has completed courses in Grief and Bereavement and is a qualified Life Coach. Katie is also a qualified Angelic Reiki Practitioner. 

Laura Yarham

Soul Midwife and additional Mentor for Dorset (East & West)

Laura Yarham - Soul Midwife & Mentor

Laura has been a registered nurse for over 34 years and has care and compassion at her core.

She has spent the past 8 years working in a palliative care setting while also undergoing her Soul Midwifery training. She has gained mentoring and counselling skills during her nursing career and remains focused on keeping those she is caring for at the centre of all she does.

Laura is passionate about providing truly holistic care at the end of life.

Or call on 07825 408565

Minna Bruce

Soul Midwife and additional Mentor for Hampshire


Minna lived in London in her early life and ran her own Montessori Nursery School for 10 years. She is involved with her local church and is a Street Pastor in Winchester.

For a number of years she has been working in the community with those suffering with mental health issues and specifically those affected by childhood trauma.

Minna trained as a Soul Midwife 7 years ago after her mother died from Dementia/ Lewy Body Disease and is trained in a method called ‘Contented Dementia’.

She is a ‘professional volunteer listener’ with the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation, and works with the Anne Robson Trust as a mediator with ‘Peaceful Solutions’ using Compassionate Listening through their specific method called The Dialogue Road Map.

Or call on 07778 746828