Jane Oundjian MBE

Jane trained as a counsellor at Westminster Pastoral Foundation in 1993 and went on to train with Cruse Bereavement Care, for whom she worked for many years in the North Kensington area, giving one to one bereavement support to clients and helping to run counselling training sessions for the Branch.

Jane has had her own bereavement experiences having lost her single parent mother at the age of 16 and also her first child when he was 14 months old. These experiences eventually led her in 1995 to write and develop a six-session group programme designed to help grieving people. She ran this course, The Bereavement Journey, for 23 years at Holy Trinity Brompton and now continues to run it where she lives, in West Sussex. The Bereavement Journey material was filmed in 2015 and the course now runs all over the UK and overseas.

Jane was awarded an MBE for services to bereaved people in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2020.