Emma Curtis


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Senior Associate, Royal Society of Medicine
Affliate Member, Trauma Research Foundation
Representative for Independent Celebrants, Funeral Celebrancy Council

A bit more about me…

I am the founder of Ceremony Matters which provides trainings, conferences, support and mentoring to celebrants and other funeral professionals.

I run Death Cafes, because they are a wonderful, life-affirming way to talk about death.

I am an opera singer, contralto, who especially enjoys singing big German music by Wagner, Mahler and R. Strauss, but I still sing a bit of baroque too. You can find me online, with my baroque group The Frolick, or singing Mahler, on iTunes.

You Deserve to Feel Strong, Resilient and Confident. I’m Here to Help.

Hello, I’m Emma. .

My pronouns are She/Her. 

My Background and Approach

People look at me and they tell me they see confidence, resilience and success. These are learnt skills. I have learnt, over the last 30 years in professional life that whatever lemons life has given us, we can still work with ourselves to be stronger, more resilient and find life easier. My work is always centred around my client’s way of being – your values, beliefs and life experience. I work collaboratively and flexibly. I’m a creative person with a trauma-informed, multi-modal approach to counselling and hypnotherapy. Everything I have learnt, from study and books or lived experience, I can share with you to help get you where you want to be.

My Qualifications

Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, Dip CBH, Dip SMRB
UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, specialising in stress and resilience building, performance enhancement and post-traumatic growth

Certified Thanatologist – Death and Grief Studies
Dr Alan Wolfelt, Center for Loss and Life Transitions/Colorado State University

Ordained Minister and Pastoral Counsellor
Venus Rising Association

Certificates in Funeral Celebrancy and Weddings and Family Celebrancy Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Post Diploma Vocal Training (Opera and Concert singing) Certificate of Advanced Study Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Graduate Diploma in Music GGSM 
Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Emma is also a certified Sound Healer, Master Breathwork Practitioner, Reiki Master and Laughter Yoga leader.

Get In Touch


07768 878764


Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PH

Open air appointments available in Claygate and Kew

Online or Phone appointments also available


Mon – Fri: 12pm – 9pm
Weekends: 1.30pm – 5.30pm