Latest testimonial: Definitely useful.

A client sent me this wonderful testimonial to share with all of you:

‘I went to see Andy after finding his site – I was looking for Reiki treatments in the Surry Hills area of Sydney.

Andy was able to offer me flexible appointment times, and gave detailed instructions to the building, as it’s a bit of a backstreet place.

I found Andy to be welcoming and I immediately felt at ease. I had not had a Reiki treatment before, and was a little unsure as to what to expect. Andy explained that I would be lying on the treatment table, and the treatment might require touch on a particular joint or muscle, but that it would mostly be him hovering his hands over certain areas that appeared to trap a lot of energy.

I was awake, but sleepy for the treatment – and it certainly passed very quickly. It was very relaxing, and I was fascinated that I could feel heat in certain areas as the energy was being moved, and sometimes I could feel a buzzing sensation. I can’t say that I understand the treatment per se, but it certainly worked on areas of my body that needed help. For example, I had a knot in my left shoulder and felt the energy being moved from that area – and after the treatment I no longer had a knot in my shoulder. Also, Andy found issues that my body had, including tenderness in my right knee and headaches on my right temple. These areas buzzed when Andy’s hands hovered over them.

It was very precise, and I definitely felt that the treatment was useful for my body. The treatment ended, and Andy made me a cup of tea and discussed the effects of the treatment and listened to my feedback.

I left feeling very calm, and pleased that I had tried Reiki and trusted my instinct and gone to see Andy.

The treatment itself is a decent amount of time, and reasonably priced. I would definitely go to see Andy again!


Kate: Thanks so much for your feedback. I find it great to know when a treatment has helped a client, and how. Looking forward to seeing you again, when you need a treatment… Andy


A flock of cockatoos land in the liquidambar tree next to our balcony.

The Macquarie Dictionary defines ‘serendipity’ as ‘making desirable but unsought-for discoveries’.

I quite like this word.

The idea of fate is too strong for me, that we’re pulled in one direction without any choice in the matter. I understand superstition but am not completely convinced about the lucky signs that people find in the world.

But I have found something… unexplainable… about the last week or so in terms of reiki. My teacher, Frans Steine, was hosting a Reiki 2 course up at his beautiful place in the Blue Mountains. He allows former students to resit classes for a much-reduced rate, which I think is great in so many ways: it recognises that learning is a continual process and gives us the opportunity to keep in contact with his teachings. I think it’s also good for new students to be in the energy of past students, and hopefully we can help out in the class too in some way.

In any case, I signed up to do the course last Sunday. The only people who knew were two of the other students (who had done Reiki 1, which I’d resat at the same time), and my partner, perhaps a few friends. One of the other reasons I wanted to do the course is that I was feeling a bit out of touch with Reiki and its energy. My last client had come over six weeks before that, where usually I have a client every two weeks or so.

What happened next? Well:

  • The day before the course, an acquaintance from the gym I attended years ago saw me walking through a nearby park. He looked me up on the internet, saw that I did reiki and decided to book in immediately for a treatment.
  • While I was at the course, a new client called, wanting to book in a treatment. She eventually booked in yesterday, a week later.
  • The same day of the course, a client from a few months ago sent by email a testimonial for me to use on my website and Facebook page.
  • And on Monday, a client I hadn’t seen in about a year booked in for another treatment…

This all seems rather… serendipitous to me, surprising and wonderful.

So, as we start a new month, here’s wishing you some serendipity too…


Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney. SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.