Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas

About me

I am a Reiki Master/ Teacher and an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Advanced Practitioner and currently doing a two year apprenticeship in Shamanic healing.

I work alongside people to promote, maintain and improve well-being and health in all aspects of their lives. I greatly believe in supporting people to help themselves so I teach Reiki to all levels as well as run workshops on using EFT as an everyday tool for health.

With a background in mental health and over 30 years of experience in the NHS I passionately believe in working holistically with people not only focusing on mental and physical health but also on emotional and spiritual health.

What is EFT?

Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping uses acupuncture points that can quickly and effectively bring down intensity of any emotion. This technique, once learnt, can be applied in any situation and is especially effective with stress, anxiety and phobias. Tapping also provides relief from chronic pain and is being widely used to address post-traumatic stress disorder. Prior to a session there is a free Insight session to discuss how EFT can help and explore the issues that would benefit from such an approach. During a session you will learn how and where to tap to enable you to continue using this technique as a self-help tool.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a gentle yet powerful treatment that benefits the whole person, physically,mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is an energy intervention that promotes deep relaxation, re-balances and restores wellbeing. During a session you remain fully clothed with the practitioner both working hands off and a light touch hands on. An assessment form is completed before the session for any contra-indications to the treatment. Follow the session follow-up care advice is given. More information can be found https://goldenoaktherapies.com/reiki-eft/

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Reiki Master/Teacher
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner
  • Life Coach
  • Shamanic Apprentice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

EFT International
The UK Reiki Federation

Other available therapies


“I have had a number of sessions of Reiki healing with Karen over the past year as part of my process of recovery from depression. These sessions also allow time for me to talk with Karen about my recovery and this combined with the healing  has been very beneficial for me".

"Reiki Two was very informative and well presented, I enjoyed the attention and care given to each participant and learnt so much more that I expected."

"Karen is a very pleasant, empathetic and professional practitioner. I would highly recommend her services.”

"Thanks so much for summarizing the session today, and for your input over the past few months. It has been invaluable and given me much greater insight.   I think you have equipped me with a really useful 'toolkit' It's up to me to use it effectively !"

Photos & videos

  • Reiki
  • Commonsense Wellbeing!
  • Research into Reiki
  • Benefits of  Reiki


Individual Reiki session - One Hour - £37

Teaching Reiki courses upto Level 3 starts from £140

Individual Emotional Freedom Technique session £58

Further information

I also offer workshops to organisation and businesses regarding mental health wellbeing.

Other workshops are open to the public ranging from using EFT as a self-help tool to assertion, communication and commonsense wellbeing.

Important information

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

Barnstaple, EX32

Type of session

Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I offer both day and evening appointments from Monday to Friday.