Andrea is a truly talented practitioner...combining different philosophies, her vast experience and her deep down compassion for fellow beings.
I started treatments at a difficult point in my life, and I felt physical and emotional benefits pretty quickly. I’m genuinely astounded how Andrea can diagnose issues that I have not told her about. - Paula, Client
Hello and thank you for your interest - I'm Andrea, the healer, horticulturist and heart behind Flourish.
I'm a Recovery Therapist, Shamanka (professional Shamanic Healer & Medicine Woman), Claircognizant, Teacher and Earthworker. A down-to-earth practitioner who works with physical therapies, the medicine of the land and the worlds of Spirit to facilitate healing and recovery for humans, animals, homes, spaces and the Earth. Flourish is floral and feral, craft and chaos, raw and real, as it is an extension of myself. I journey to the places of pain, sorrow, darkness and trauma to retrieve love, faith, peace and wholeness.
I have been working professionally in the fields of holistic medicine, intuitive diagnosis, shamanism, divination, cartomancy and therapeutic horticulture for over 20 years, applying these tools, techniques, principles and practices to support my own health, well being and life choices for over 30 years. This hasn't always meant calm, balance and a quiet life - that's not how healing works - but what it has meant is deeper truth and a greater understanding and respect for myself, the world around me and the worlds beyond me.
My sessions were profound and deeply spiritual - words are too small to describe the shift I have felt in myself as a result. I have had previous therapy, but I honestly don't think I could have made so much progress without Andrea.
Rose, Trauma Survivor
I specialise in recovery of the self, taking a holistic and integrative approach, using a wide range of therapies, techniques and tools that I have professionally and personally studied, researched, applied and developed over the past 20 years. As a trauma survivor, I also bring a deeper level of empathy to my work. This is incredibly important in therapeutically understanding what you are experiencing and in assessing the support best suited to you at different stages of the recovery of yourself.
I also bring personal witness. I have lived a life through the lens of trauma and the approaches that I use, teach and share with my clients in their own healing are the methods I live myself. One of my aims in my work is to help you not only reconnect you with yourself, the essence of who you are and not the behaviour you have had to adopt in order to survive, but to also foster a compassionate and loving relationship with your soul. Honesty, integrity, safety and respect are cornerstones of my practice - you can read more about my commitment to the ethos and values of Flourish here.
I cannot recommend Andrea more highly. I was recommended her by a friend and I am so glad that I was. I have been visiting Andrea for a couple of years and find her to be professional, nurturing and supportive. She is an excellent practitioner who has helped me immensely.
I feel immediately at ease during our sessions and leave feeling relaxed, nurtured and calm.
- Hannah, Client
The Goddess Garden and WytchWood Potager & Dispensary
Tending and communing with plants is one of the supportive therapies I use for my own well-being, as well as for Flourish. I'm a keen gardener and apply holistic, organic and biodynamic principles, rooted in the ecological, ethical, social and spiritual respect for the land. While I no longer design gardens commercially, I have designed, developed and built specially created medicine gardens with spiritual intention - the WytchWood Potager and The Goddess Garden - at my South Lanarkshire practice where I sow, grow and harvest the organic plants I nurture for the medicines I craft for the Dispensary, which includes remedies exclusively for clients and smudges, oils, balms, waters, elixirs, candles and ceremonial supplies for general purchase.
My work truly is a vocation and I hope you get a sense of this when exploring my website, browsing its services and reading the wonderful journeys of my clients and students. My work is an integral part of my own life, and it sometimes it can be difficult to tell where one ends and another begins - they are the yin and yang in the circle of my world, an ever evolving personal and professional developmental process that ensures I continue to provide the best possible service for you.
Love and healing,
'Andrea has provided me with an intimate setting whereby I have been able to open up in a way with no other about my personal struggles. Her sessions allow complete openness and anything you say is received in a non judgemental manner. Her sessions have changed me for the better and allowed me to grow in many ways.'
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