Duncan Ellison BA (Hon's)
Hello, I'm Duncan. After more than ten years suffering with M.E (chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia) and managing daily life stresses, I searched for non-invasive therapies which were relaxing and suited my beliefs.
The most appealing was reiki.
Impressed and intrigued by how it worked and with the opportunity to help others relax, I completed my part 1 & 2 Holy Fire II Reiki courses this year.
What is Reiki?
- Relaxing: It helps your body and mind unwind
- Gentle: I practice 'hands-off' which means there is no body contact
- Natural: It's all about positive energy
- Balancing: It promotes balance throughout the body and mind
- Energizing: Reiki is an invigorating feeling
The International Centre for Reiki Training describes reiki as Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It is a gentle yet powerful therapy which is transferred through different hand positions close to the body. There are key areas of the body called Chakras which are focal points for receiving reiki although it can be channelled to any part of the body which may require attention. Reiki is also described as an energy intervention or alternative therapy which can benefit your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Whether you require reiki for relaxation, tension release or an energy boost, it will be delivered in a relaxing and non-invasive manner. I have a relaxing and private therapy room with a full size, comfortable reiki couch.
Hands off reiki
Knowing how sensitive people with chronic pain can be to touch I practice hands-off reiki healing. This follows the same positioning of the hands, albeit raised above the body, rather than touching the body.
A typical session will last 50 minutes, this includes time at the start of the session to discuss any areas of the body or mind which maybe tense, followed by time for reflection and discussion at the end of the treatment.
What to wear during a session
There is no need to wear anything other than what you are comfortable with and no need to remove any clothes. I will encourage you to relax on the couch which will be reclined.
- Unable to relax
- Suffering from pain
- Mentally stretched
- Or just need time out for you
If any of the above sound familiar then reiki could the perfect therapy you have been looking for. If you call and leave message (with your details) I will call you back for an introductory conversation: - 07759 948001
Training, qualifications & experience
- Part 2 Reiki - Holy Fire II
- Part 1 Reiki - Holy Fire II
- Level 5 Advanced Diploma Therapeutic Counselling - pending result
- Level 4 Counselling Diploma
- Level 3 Counselling Practice
- Level 2 Counselling Skills & Theory
- Level 1 Introduction to Counselling
- 2 Day Bereavement and Loss Certificate
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Well-being services offered by Active Listening Therapies start from £35.00 for a 50 minute session. Discounts are available for block bookings.
Active Listening Therapies provides a wider range of services including:
- Personal fitness
Not all services are provided by myself
You can find out more on our website here:
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
Monday - 10:00 to 16:00 Thursday - 10:00 to 16:00 Saturday - 08:00 to 20:00 Sunday - 08:00 to 16:00 Specific appointment times available upon request & availability