What is Reiki?

Reiki ( Universal life force) was discovered by Dr Usui. Reiki  is used to provide that extra boost for the body, allowing it to begin the process of self-healing. There is an ancient belief in traditional Chinese Medicine that all physical bodies have a life force or “chi” that flows around us along energy paths called meridians, with centres of energy at various points called chakras.

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I am a qualified Reiki practitioner and member of the UK Reiki Foundation and I also use counselling skills to back up my work. 







Reiki for you

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You will be fully clothed lying on a couch or sitting on a chair. I will place my hands just above or lightly touch, different areas of you body, concentrating on where the energy is most needed.  During this treatment, you may feel heat, coolness, tingling, or just a deep sense of peace and relaxation. During a treatment, I will channel this energy through my hands and use it to rebalance the chakras, or centres of energy.

Reiki can help to:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Balance mind, body and soul
  • Release blocked emotion
  • Promote self-healing
  • Enhance personal awareness

During your session, you can choose to listen to soothing music, have some quiet time just for you, or we can chat during your session- whichever you prefer. There is some time after your treatment to talk about your process.

As a counselling student, in my fourth level of training, I can give you time to talk if it helps you and `I am happy to be a ‘listening ear’.

Anything you say is confidential, unless I am legally required to disclose information. You may wish to seek further professional help, in which case we can plan the best way forwards for you.


Reiki and Riding

Amadeus now working at Grand Prix

Reiki can help you to be in the moment with your horse, gaining a closer relationship developing harmony and trust between you. It can help you to become more aware of small changes in yourself which may affect your horse through his training and care. Reiki can give you a sense of great calm, condusive with gaining connection, confidence, and communication with your equine partner, whether working on the ground or from the saddle.

As a dressage rider and trainer for most of my life, I have always been able to ‘tune in’ to riders and their horses to help to pin-point issues affecting their progress and I have developed this ability and qualified as a reiki practitioner, following the path of my grandmother, who was renown for her skills as a healer of both people and animals, travelling all over the world, which was a mean feat in her generation.

Riding lessons with a difference

As well as a ‘normal’ riding lesson, I can help you with other aspects, which can improve your relationship with your horse and your riding technique:

22Improve your posture and suppleness on the ground with simple exercises and stretching. Many riders have stiffness or crookedness often stemming from old injuries, and attending to these issues will improve posture and physical balance. A crooked rider will affect the straightness and way of going of the horse.

Reiki treatment will balance your energy centres, and create harmony between your mind and body. This can improve your ability to be ‘in the moment’ with your horse as you work with him either on the ground or in the saddle, and help your awareness of what aids your horse needs, which are essential to understanding your horse, and for him to understand you.

Being in the right frame of mind is essential to training horses. Riding can be an emotional rollercoaster, and you may want to talk about issues affecting your progress. Emotional ‘baggage’ can hinder clear thinking. You may recognize this as what I call the ‘What if?’ syndrome- for example, What if I fall off?’ ‘What if my horse gallops off?’

As a counselling student, in my fourth level of training, I can give you time to talk if it helps you. You may need to talk after a riding lesson or Reiki session, and `I am happy to be a ‘listening ear’.

Anything you say is confidential, unless I am legally required to disclose information. You may wish to seek further professional help, in which case we can plan the best way forwards for you.

Reiki for Animals

I have always had a close affinity with all animals, especially horses, for as long as I can remember, but only recently have I had the courage to acknowledge that I have inherited this skill, which has led me along this path, helping others.

Reiki for your horse


Your horse must feel at ease and in their normal surroundings and routine as much as possible in order to get the most from the treatment. A session will leave them feeling very relaxed and some horses take a nap soon after as part of the healing process.

A Reiki session can be anything up to an hour as the horse dictates when he/she has had enough by moving away. Some horses, like some people, take up and use the healing energy a lot more effectively than others.



Reiki Energy

Reiki can help to:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Promote self-healing
  • Balance mind, body and soul
  • Promote relaxation
  • Reduce behavioural problems
  • Release blocked energy

Reiki for your pet

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Your pet is best treated in familiar surroundings to aid relaxation. Reiki healing is a gentle contact with the animal with my hands, or I can work in close proximity. Most animals enjoy Reiki and will approach for this gentle touch when they are ready. Your pet may be quite sleepy afterwards and might want to rest quietly.

Animals instinctively know how much healing they need and will generally move away when they have had enough. Some animals choose to stay a short distance away but they will still receive the healing energy the same.

Reiki is not a substitute for veterinary treatment. If your animal is  under veterinary care you must obtain their permission for Reiki treatment to be given and they may even want to be present.

Contact me to book an appointment for yourself or your horse/pet


The Veterinary Surgery Act of 1966 prohibits anyone, other than a qualified veterinary surgeon from treating animals, including diagnosis of ailments and giving advice on such diagnosis. However the healing of animals by contact healing, by laying of hands or distant healing is legal. The Protection of Animals Act 1911 requires that if an animal clearly needs treatment from a veterinary surgeon the owner must obtain this. To give emergency First Aid to animals for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain is permissible under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Schedule 3. (taken from the Reiki Federation Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice- March 2002)