About Amanda

My Background

Before becoming a Reiki Teacher and Intuitive Coach, I previously held operations and management positions within a variety of industries such as insurance, PR, further education and finally as a director of a contemporary art gallery.  

Throughout this time I had an interest in Reiki. I first qualified in 2001 and gave treatments to friends and family.  When I took a break from the business world to have children, my work as a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher began.   

I fully understand the stresses of being involved in business, running a family and trying to keep all those balls in the air at once!  I enjoy being able to treat clients to help them cope with their busy lifestyles.  Reiki brings back balance which enables us to think clearly, re-energise and relax.  

As well as offering treatments, I also run courses in the UK and internationally to teach Reiki to individuals for their personal well-being or to those training to become practitioners.  I also offer courses to help people understand and rebalance energy, intuition, crystal healing, chakras and Connecting with Nature.  For those who are interested, I help them to explore the spiritual side of energy healing, but this is not necessary to enjoy the benefits of Reiki treatments.

For those who want to experience healing and rebalancing at home, I produce Reiki candles, Reflection Cards and Chakra Artwork. All are available in my online gift shop or when attending courses or treatments.

I work from my private home studio “The Retreat” in the Hertfordshire countryside and I love to share this little oasis of calm.  It creates the opportunity to step outside the busy-ness of every day life and take time to re-vitalise in the peace and quiet.

I am a fully initiated Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher and Master Teacher Member of the UK Reiki Federation.  I undertake Continuing Professional Development to further my knowledge in Reiki and other areas of healing and spirituality.  I hold full professional indemnity insurance.


Amanda McDermott
Reiki Master Teacher & Intuitive Coach