Co-owner and founder of Barefoot Soul Holistic therapies since 2016, Andi started her Reiki journey in 2015. Whilst working as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Department Manager in the NHS, Andi became aware that she was not living a life that was aligned to her core beliefs and became disillusioned with the “system”.
In 2014 she booked herself onto a yoga retreat in the South of France for a week, and that was the beginning of a beautiful albeit challenging journey into self-discovery and self-healing. Reiki was the first healing modality that she trained in and is still one of the most popular treatments or “tools” in her toolkit.
Andi is a Reiki Master Teacher, and her Reiki training has achieved accreditation and verification with the UK Reiki Federation and approval from the CNHC. She is passionate about training students that will be compassionate and competent to hold space for clients who often visit us at the most vulnerable time in their lives.
Andi is qualified and insured in the following modalities:
- Registered Nurse (BSc hons) Retired in 2021
- Teaching & Assessing (ENB 998)
- Reiki Master Teacher
- Reflexology Level 5 (CNHC registered)
- Breathwork Facilitator (Trained with Integrative Breath)
- Shamanic Practitioner (studied 3 years with Northern Drum and 1 year with Ruth Cato – Women’s Shamanism)
- Emotional Freedom Technique with EFT & Mindfulness centre
Andi regularly hosts group breathwork events and retreats which focus on wellbeing, self-healing, and resilience. She is a trauma informed practitioner, empowering others to take ownership of their own healing journey. Andi works closely with her business partner and husband Neil who will be supporting her on this reiki practitioner training.