I was psychic as a child and knew when things were going to happen, or who was going to call before the phone rang. I could also talk to the Spirit world around me, not knowing that others couldn't, to me it was just what I did. I began to develop my abilities in my twenties, understanding them and learning how to control them, rather than the other way round. I began to meditate and to realise I could use my abilities in positive ways. These days I only tune into someone if they ask me to. I love to learn and have studied many holistic subjects, including Reiki and Past Life Regression, Reflexology and Hypnotherapy.
What do you like most about giving readings to clients?
I love being able to help other people, to tune into what is going on around them and then offer support and guidance so that they can make their own choices and decisions for the future, and in turn lead happier, more fulfilling lives. I am passionate about the tarot, I've studied it for years now and it is a fascinating tool to link with other people's energies. I also love working with my Spirit Guides, we are a team and I make sure they are with me before each and every reading.
How would you say you are typical of your star sign?
I am a caring, nurturing and sensitive Cancerian, with Scorpio as my Rising Sign and my Moon in Pisces, so I am triple water! I love animals, children and nature and for many years I worked with children. Now, as a home-loving Cancer, I get to work from home which suits me perfectly. I also have a strong creative streak. I can definitely be a bit 'crabby' at times and will retreat into my shell occasionally if I need to get away from the outside world for a bit, usually by going for a long walk in the woods with my two rescue dogs, to recharge my batteries.
When do you remember being first aware of your gift?
I was about 4 and my mum had gone into a shop to buy me a hot water bottle but hadn't told me. It was in the shape of a character from the film Bambi. When she came out of the shop, with it wrapped in a bag, I asked her if I could have my 'Thumper' hot water bottle. She was a bit taken aback but I couldn't understand why, as I knew what she had bought and that it was for me. She got used to my spoiling her surprises after that.
What is your most memorable experience with a client?
There are literally so many, it's hard to choose just one. A lady once came to me and I told her that her partner, who was not at all romantic, was going to propose but she didn't believe me and was on the verge of leaving him as she was fed up with waiting. However, a couple of months later she emailed to let me know that he had asked her to marry him out of the blue, she had said yes and they were now engaged to be married.
What other experiences or qualifications do you have that you feel compliment your work as a reader?
I've worked for many years as an adult education tutor at a holistic college, teaching courses on subjects such as holistic living, tarot, intuition, mediumship, reflexology and past life regression. This has taught me a lot about other people and how they process information, which has helped me as a reader too. I have also studied with the Tarot Association of the British Isles (TABI), and am a qualified Past Life Regression therapist with the Past Life Therapist's Association. I have run my own successful business for over ten years as a professional reader and past life therapist, but was an amateur reader for 20 years before that.
What is the most important thing for a person to consider when they decide to have a psychic reading?
To be clear about why they want a reading, and to have an open mind when receiving the answer. I will tell someone what they need to hear, not always what they want to hear, although I will do it in a positive and compassionate way.
What a lovely woman. Mabel immediately picked up on the areas in my life I wanted guidance - work, moving overseas and relationship. Gave accurate details about people, situations and also what I have planned for this year. Many thanks