Walking with you into death – yours or a loved one’s

The Dying Process

It involves:

  • presencing whatever wants to come up as we allow space and quiet
  • an exploration of any aspect of your journey that is proving challenging
  • bringing clarity to how, ideally, you would like this time to be, and what’s required to make it so
  • our joint commitment to the dying process being a gift to yourself and to those around you
  • celebrating your growing sense of self-knowledge, readiness and relaxation.


It could also involve:

  • collating your life story, or that of your loved one, in a way that has meaning
  • seeing to the practicalities of preparation for death, such as a Will, Advance Care Plan and Power of Attorney
  • sorting and sifting your physical belongings for simplicity, and so that the responsibility doesn’t fall to others (If you do not live in the Nelson-Tasman area of NZ, a lot can be achieved by working virtually)
  • assisting you to find a death doula to accompany you and/or your loved one
  • creating a shroud to be wrapped around you/your loved one after death.


PRICING:  Sliding scale $60-120 NZ per hour. I invite you to attune to an inner sense of what’s right for you. Whatever you are able to pay will be gratefully received.


Kind words

Margaret 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


When my brother-in-law became very fragile… it was wonderful to observe how Margie 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

With your kind and warm manner, you made a sometimes scary process into something which was valuable and took the fear away. I really enjoyed the session we did together about my funeral wishes and thought you were so sensitive.

— Lucy