About me and my background
I have been practising as a professional astrologer, as a tarot consultant, and as a teacher for over twenty five years. My teaching of astrology and tarot is at both beginners (Foundation) and at advanced level, and I have taught both privately, for astrological schools, and at local authority colleges. In more recent years I have also been lecturing to groups on specific areas of my subjects, or giving introductory talks on one or both subjects. Go to Sue’s Diary for more info on my recent or forthcoming engagements.
I qualified as a professional astrologer and a holder of the prestigious DF AstrolS with the Faculty of Astrological Studies, UK, in 1992. (DF AstrolS stands for Diploma of the Faculty of Astrological Studies.) Before that, in the mid-1980s, I trained as a psychotherapist with the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, and also undertook a spiritual training in the tarot in the early 80s.
I am committed to my own continuing professional development, and gained an M.A. in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at Bath Spa University in 2007. My Masters thesis – which was awarded a Distinction – was on the links between astrology and tarot, as I believe both can be used in conjunction with each other to enhance your life and cast light on your deeper needs and potential.
I have also recently undertaken a professional training as a life coach, with a school in Devon called Wise Goose, and expect to complete the training by early summer 2015. I am already working on offering a new and unique service to people, combining tarot and/or astrology with life coaching, which would enable and empower people in their lives. More to come..
My first book, ‘Astrology Decoded: a step by step guide to learning astrology’ is published by Rider Books UK and is out now. You can order the book now on Amazon.
I see you as a whole person, not as a problem needing to be solved. My approach is to look at your whole life, as the way you respond to any situation affects every part of your experience – the way you feel and the way you think. You may have issues to deal with (who does not?), and we will work together with these.
But I will also encourage your strengths, your creativity, your personal growth and spirituality. In my view and my experience, there is always another way to work with ANY situation you have in your life. My aim is to engage you more actively in exploring your personal birthchart and/or the tarot cards which reflect your situation. This is a fresh approach to the participation I invite during consultation. Above all, you will gain self-understanding, and a sense of your own power to open your life to creativity, joy and freedom.