I am a Kentish Maid born in the small country town of Swanscombe, documented as an ancient Viking Settlement. Three Swanscombe women were accused of Witchcraft and executed at Maidstone in 1652. Read My Research.
I am third offspring within a family of six children with Scandinavian bloodline from my paternal ancestors and Romani (along with many others who were born in Kent) from the maternal side.
Here is an image of my mother at the entrance of a Vardo.
I have vivid memories of my mother frequently visiting a fascinating Romani woman by the name of Daisy who lived in a Vardo. There were others too, who would visit her often.
I visited Cornwall frequently during family vacations throughout my childhood and adolescence, falling in love with its ancient beauty. After leaving home, I continued to visit Cornwall whenever the opportunity arose until my eventual move here in 2008.
I avoided anything spiritual during my young adulthood in reaction to the indoctrination of a strict religious organization since birth.
After my 30th year, I thought more about my own mortality and began my search of various spiritual paths from 1996. I experimented in solitary nature work and went on to work within Egyptian and Wiccan groups.
It was the Alexandrian path that I chose for initiation, 3rd in lineage from Alex and Maxine Sanders. I have also worked psychically and was trained in spirit mediumship since 1996. After years of development, I taught students within developmental spiritual groups.
The experience of raising two children to adulthood provided me with the experience to understand clients needing guidance and advice with family difficulties.
I attained a qualification in counselling with: Family Matters in 1993 assisting survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
I also have a Diploma in Crisis and Trauma Counselling from 2019 – my website is: Taking the Helm Counselling
I have also participated in campaigning work for an organization that exposes sexual and emotional abuse within religious organizations. See: Silentlambs
There is an updated Certificate with the Criminal Records Bureau dated 3rd March 2020 that is clear of any criminal records. This is available for clients to view on request.
It was not easy to relocate and begin a new life within a community and my journey has been an eventful one. I was fortunate to meet Cassandra Latham Jones through an unusual sequence of events.
Cassandra is the Wise Woman of the exquisite and ancient village of St Buryan and has set a fine example of how to work and live within this community. Read more about the: Village of St Buryan
I received tuition from Cassandra in her way of the Cunning/Folk Craft and we have worked together since 2009. I have been a resident of St Buryan village since 2010. It was in the Spring of 2021 that I received a high level initiation within the Old Craft.
In Memory of Clutterbuck April 2008 – February 2021
Clutterbuck was born in April 2008. He lived with me from 6 weeks of age when I purchased him from the local R.S.P.C.A. His mother had given birth to six kittens on a football pitch and they were rescued from there.
He had all the traits of a Taurean male! Clutterbuck was the first pet I had the time to become fully acquainted with when my children became adults and departed to live their own lives.
Clutterbuck was a talented hunter and rat catcher, a particularly difficult task for cats as they use all four feet to hold the rat correctly and kill it without receiving a bite. He caught small bats (as he could move at high speed) plus young rabbits and rodents that were presented as gifts upon the doorstep.
Clutterbuck was spiritually aware and would enter the room sensing that magical work was in process!. He explored all accoutrement’s placed upon the hearth and sat quietly while observing my work.
He was affectionate, loved attention and welcomed clients. Clutterbuck was an asset to my work and life.
Although he has now passed away, I have received signs from him as he continues to assist me from the spirit world.