What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I do not have a complicated pricing system for my services.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I always keep current with what is happening in my fields of interest, which include Tarot, Dowsing, and Focusing. I maintain regular associations with members of the organizations in these areas, and attend society meetings.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
For a long time, I was in the scientific world, I have a doctorate in Public Health and was responsible for an international scientific organization.
At the same time, I always had interests in the psychic world, and studied Tarot, Pendulum Dowsing, and Focusing, and obtained certification as a Focusing Professional and Focusing Trainer (The Focusing Institute, NY). I also became a Reiki Master, Energy Healer, Psychic-Medium and Intuitive Consultant (all certified by The Holistic Studies Institute, NY).
Once I retired from my scientific career, I devoted myself to psychic studies, and find it most rewarding to be doing this kind of work, which I believe is helpful to many people.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common types of jobs are to address basic human concerns that are most pressing: current relationships, family issues, finances generally, and work and career choices, plus the best locations to live or work.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I do not generally write about specific jobs as, once again, this can tread on confidentiality, even without naming individuals I will just say that I have been very pleased to determine a particular situation and 'unravel' it for the client and to be able to point in a direction which is beneficial for the client going forward. This has occurred on quite a few occasions.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I think a customer can first think about what he or she would like to know more about in life, and to prepare a few questions to see if the reader will address specific questions. It can also be a matter of compatibility, so the customer should have a 'good feeling' of the reader and whether they can be of help.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I think it would be good for customers to be able to differentiate between 'fortune tellers' and readers who have training and who operate with strict ethical procedures and integrity. I realize this is sometimes difficult to do, but I think customers can well ask pertinent questions to learn more before hiring a reader.