I have lived with, studied and practised Tarot myself for over 30 years. I believe that the Tarot offers us a practical handbook for modern living; bringing wisdom and insight developed since historical times to help us live better, with more ease and choice, in the 21st century. I’ve used this page to tell you something about myself, my background, my training and interests, as well as to share some of the wonderful feedback that I have been honoured to receive from past clients. I hope you find it interesting; please do contact me if I can help you with more information.
I’m deeply appreciative that so many of my private clients come through personal recommendation. I’m pleased to be part of the team of Tarot readers at Treadwell’s, Store Street Bloomsbury London WC1, where I see clients every Thursday. I see private clients in Harrow on the Hill NW London and other locations by arrangement.
I have a straightforward approach to my readings, with a down to earth attitude. People sometimes say, ‘ The Tarot: isn’t it all a bit weird? How can it help me, really? If you can do that, why haven’t you won the Lottery?”
I have to tell you that no, the Tarot won’t reveal the winning numbers in the Lottery, or tell you that you’ll definitely get your ideal job! I have found that Tarot is a wonderful tool to assist you in discovering your options, practical guidance and insight on your path. It allows you to see choices, evaluate actions and understand likely consequences, so that you can retain flexibility and make informed decisions. Tarot can also be used very effectively for self-development, spiritual growth and meditation. It can assist you in understanding what currents and energies are at play in your life and how you can utilise this knowledge to help you progress.It is a foundation tool for those who choose to pursue a magical path or a contemplative lifestyle of personal enquiry. I draw on my intuition as well as my extensive learning and training in my readings.
‘Best reading I ever had and I’ve been around a lot. It made absolute sense. Very, very, good. When you were going deeply into the issue for me, the atmosphere around you changed, you really connected- I pick up on things like that. Great clarity in your reading; you’re an understanding and very caring person, which comes across. Perfect. Thank you.’ Fred, Muswell Hill
(image: Art by Lisbeth Cheever-Geesaman)
It’s my mission to show you that there’s nothing deeply weird, spooky or inherently odd in Tarot – despite what Hollywood might try to suggest!
‘I was really looking forward to my first Tarot reading, but to be honest, I was a bit sceptical about it all. Now, though, what can I say- how did you know? Everything you told me about myself was true: I have to say, that is my life, laid out in twelve little cards!’ Sheila, Swiss Cottage
‘I’d never been for a Tarot reading before and I was very interested to see what would happen. Through the reading you were so helpful – and it was a real surprise when you identified the industry where my next career move would take me: I’m actually going in for a management role with a big organisation in that very sector- how did you know that? Most impressive!’ Saraf, City of London
I’m incredibly serious about my work, but I do it with a smile and a relaxed attitude that I hope you’ll find welcoming.
‘Someone you trust and like immediately; wonderful reading, really resonated with my life.’ Marilyn, Harrow on the Hill
‘That was insane-how accurate! You knew all about my lifestyle and big upsets-wow! It was really awesome to find a way through all that. Thanks’ Ashley, New York, USA
‘I’ve got chills now! It was like you could read my mind, or my emails!’ Jenny, Kentish Town
‘Scarily accurate – you really know all about me!’ Linda, Hampstead
If you’re looking for inspiration for a creative project, a business decision, a new relationship, or a big life change, the Tarot can help you and I can show you how–and in real, everyday terms.
I came to see you, Sue, because my daughter recommended you. When she had her reading, she didn’t understand at first why you said she was to expect work difficulties that could end badly, because she loved her job. But, a fortnight later there was a big change in the firm and it didn’t go well. As a result, my daughter got out before it got worse, changed her job. She was so glad she’d got the tip-off from your reading! I’ll be back- and my granddaughter as well! ‘ Betty, Camden
‘You were recommended to me by one of my regular customers at (London West End boutique), who gave me your card: she was very pleased. In fact she kept coming back and asking if I’d booked with Sue yet! Now I’ve had an hour with you, I can say I’m equally impressed- really excellent. It was nice to have the fresh coffee too-thanks! Let me know about your next workshop event – I’d love to come along.’ Geraldine, Harrow on the Hill
‘Interesting that you pinpointed the concerns around legal problems associated with foreign lands. I’m a Barrister specialising in Immigration matters and I have several cases going on at the moment, both here and overseas.’ Samir, Holborn
‘It was amazing the way you focused during my reading, and the fact that you kept using the word ‘forensic’, seeing me collecting evidence ‘like an expert forensic scientist,’: it was funny, because I am a forensic scientist! ‘Martha’, Kensington
‘Thank you so much Sue. I’ve got clarity now on the issue. You were definitely the right person to see at the right time. I’m glad my friend recommended you. Really very helpful, interesting and accurate.’ Shelly, Brent Cross, North London
My professional background has always been about people: over a long career, I’ve done most things relating to housing, property and management; providing help and support to people living in difficult circumstances; coaching and training staff working with the public; business development; getting practical things done! Everything I have done professionally has been focused on people, helping them to transform themselves and their situation. Working closely with individuals in stressful situations has formed my ethical approach to working with clients: they are always at the heart of everything I do. I can do a reading for your business too.
‘Thank you for the reading. I’ve got a lot of problems connected to someone very close to me. It’s not easy, but your reading showed me where my strengths are in dealing with it.’ Jennifer, Notting Hill
‘All the recent events fell into place in the reading and everything that’s happened makes sense to me now; the dread has gone: thank you’. Colette, Kilburn
‘The reading absolutely clarified what I should do next about my career. With all the other things you picked up on, I feel that it’s helped me sort out some bigger issues, my life purpose in a way. Thank you Sue.’ Emma, Finchley, North London
‘I think you’re really good: all my business concerns and my employee relationships laid out so clearly. Helpful perspectives on my dilemma: I think I know which of my businesses I am going to invest more time in now. Thank you!’ Poonam, Highgate
‘Absolutely brilliant: so relieved I can talk to you about what’s really going on in my personal life – and you’re not shocked!-and get some guidance from the reading. Also, it was weird how you brought out the difficult situations, my family stuff, things I never talk about. As far as the work issues go, you got them completely. You really moved me on!’ Caroline, San Francisco USA
I have a deep interest in energy healing therapies and the benefits they bring to individuals, both in support to the emotions and physical body and to the spiritual development. I am a qualified Reiki Master Teacher and have been a practitioner for over a decade. My work with the Tarot has always flowed alongside that: it’s a natural complement. See more about my Reiki services here
‘The reading was very helpful in sorting out the issues with my family. You picked up on stuff I wasn’t expecting, especially around my work. You saw where I was lacking in energy in my life and what I can do about it. I’ve also learned something to help me with my therapy clients, how I can change my approach to ensure I consider myself too. Astonishing that it was all there in the cards.’ Linda, Truro, Cornwall
I have a lifelong fascination with the history and prehistory of our land: the knowledge and culture of our ancient ancestors who left us their stone circles, burial mounds and star temples. Developing an understanding of how energy flows through and around the physical landscape, informed by study of ley lines as well as ‘dragon energy’ and the flow of Chi derived from my Reiki
training. Under the broad heading of ‘Earth magic’ or ‘earth energy’ is dowsing, using the traditional hazel twigs; metal rods, or pendulums.
‘The reading was wonderful, very accurate and helpful. But I also found all the other things you brought in fascinating: I’d never heard of Sacred Geometry, but I love mandalas, so it was really interesting to learn more about the subject. The myths and magical stories about the card images we discussed really added to my understanding: it was lovely to share your knowledge and I wanted to hear much more. An hour very well spent!’ Emily, Harrow on the Hill
Dowsing with a pendulum or rods is something I’ve done since childhood, when my father first demonstrated to me the use of hazel twigs to discover water (‘water divining’), energy spots or other hidden items. We shared a natural affinity with this technique and the ability to employ it. He used dowsing experimentally on archaeological sites in 1970s and 80s, as part of the official team of excavators, successfully divining ‘post holes’ on a Gloucestershire site, which helped with discovering evidence of previously-unknown Iron Age buildings.
Dowsing by pendulum may be used in energy work with people and some practitioners like to use it to gain a more rounded understanding of health-related queries. I do not diagnose illness by pendulum: I will refer you to your GP for a professional diagnosis.
Pendulum work can also be used with Tarot readings, particularly when a direct question is asked. I use it by request, to amplify or expand a reading, not as a substitute for the depth of wisdom and insight that emerges from a full Tarot reading. It is not a short cut -and I will never short change you!
‘The combination of your lovely card reading and your pendulum questions and answers has definitely pointed me in the right direction for setting up my new art studio; thank you.’ Alicia, Camberwell
I found that Tarot offers me everything within 78 small cards – practical guidance, history, mythology, magic, meditation and much more. I love to share these rich resources and benefits with others! Would you like to join me? Please contact me on 07954 519093 or firstname.lastname@example.org – and I look forward to seeing you soon.
If you are interested in discovering more about Reiki Energy System, please see my Facebook page Reiki Relax
I’m a Member of TABI Tarot Association of the British Isles
(image above- artist unknown to us. But it is the internet, so here’s a sweet, mystic kitten) (images above: 19th Century Dowsers at work; Theosophical Energy Painting 1930)