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 - Healer, Horticulturist, Psychic and the heart behind Flourish and SuburbanShamanka™.
I'm a Recovery Therapist, Shamanka (professional Shamanic Healer & Medicine Woman), Claircognizant (Psychic) Healer, Reiki Teacher and Earthworker. I'm 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. I explore 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, spiritual healing, 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
Recovery can mean many things; recovery from addiction, trauma, adverse experiences, relationships. While these aspects often come up to be addressed in sessions, I specialise in recovery of the self. Taking a holistic and integrative approach, I use a wide range of therapies, techniques and tools that I have professionally and personally studied, researched, applied and developed over the past 30 years. As someone who has experienced my own recovery and still does (healing is a lifelong process), I also bring a deeper level of empathy to my work. This is incredibly important in gaining a therapeutic understanding of what you are experiencing and in assessing the support best suited to you at different stages of the recovery of yourself.
This means 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 and students 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, and for you to be your own support. 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
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 gave up designing gardens commercially some time ago, 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 for SuburbanShamanka™
The School Of HEAL
One of the many joys of my work is to share the knowledge and experience I have gained over the years with like-minded others.
As a Reiki Master and Teacher, I have been training students and therapists in the art of Reiki for over 15 years, and my unique Reiki courses are only some of the many training programs and workshops at Flourish's School of Holistic and Esoteric Advancement and Learning (H.E.A.L). From shamanic plant medicine, chakra development and psychic protection to stress management, CPD courses for professionals and alternative approaches to menopause, there is something for everyone at HEAL. These take place at a variety of venues around Scotland and many are available online for international attendees.
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 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.'
Workshops and Events at The School Of HEAL
Places for all events can be booked online - please see individual events for details.
If you would like to enquire about future availability of a workshop, event or course, please visit the Enquire page.