Accompanying People Who Are Dying

Would you like company and support as you walk towards death?

Dying can be a profound and sacred time where sadness and suffering are intermingled with joy and deep peace. Accessing the gifts in death may require the presence of someone who can help ease and hold the fear and pain.

My desire is to help facilitate a natural unfolding and enable the dying person to transition with dignity, relaxation and simplicity. This may involve our working together on a variety of practical, emotional and spiritual matters. I am here to listen deeply and without judgement to whatever comes up, bringing warmth and wisdom, patience and understanding.

Talking about dying, what’s being experienced and one’s true feelings about it, is at the heart of accompanying those who are dying. Our society finds dealing with the subject of death difficult, so dying can be a lonely journey. I can help by walking alongside you on the journey.

Whether you are in a situation of knowing that your death is not far off, or have a loved one who is dying, having someone accompany you through the process can make a huge difference to your experience of death.

My role is about:

  • encouraging straightforward talk about death, what it means to you, and your feelings about it
  • listening, really listening, and being present to all the emotions death brings up – anger, fear, relief, guilt, regret
  • honouring the achievements, contributions and uniqueness of the life that’s ending
  • helping with healing relationships that have come unstuck along life’s journey
  • assisting with practicalities like Advance Care Plans, funeral wishes and sorting belongings
  • allowing the timeliness of death when it comes


  Click here to book a session or to arrange a FREE 15-minute, no-obligation chat to see if we’re a good fit, and to get clear what you’d like to get out of working with me.


Charge:   in NZ dollars (Approx 0.5GBP and 0.65USD)

1 hr $90

Concessions may apply. Please be in touch.

We can meet in person or on Skype or Zoom



“Margie has a deep personal trust in the process of living and dying. She respects the dying person’s needs, and is led by them for timing and intervention. Her blend of practical sense, objectivity, caring, calm presence, and humour, smooth the process for all concerned.” Jo (UK)

“When my brother-in-law became very fragile… it was wonderful to observe how Margaret  coped with such gentleness, but great strength and understanding of what was required. Her skill and compassion enabled a very strong-minded old gentleman, with high ideals, but no religious attachment, to end his life comfortably and at peace.”  Bibi (NZ)

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