Therapy Training


Currently we offer:

  • Reiki level 1 (Beginners)

  • Reiki level 2 (Practitioner)

  • Master Practitioner 

  • Professional Practice Reiki Practitioner (level 3)
    Our training at level 1, 2 and 3 is approved by the UK Reiki Federation as meeting National Occupational Standards for accredited registration with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Due to Covid, we are unable to taking bookings for in-person training currently. Please see more details below or to book online training with practical follow up when Covid allows, please see online therapy training.


Our live online training has proved to be so successful that it will continue to be offered, with in-person follow-up for practical work when covid rules permit. It is a good option for those who wish to learn the theory at home and attend a practical session afterwards on a one to one or group basis. The Practical session is required for the qualification to be recognised by UK Reiki organisations.  For more details see Online Therapy Training.

If you are interested in Animal Reiki training courses we require you to have trained in Reiki (for people) before attending the Animal Reiki courses. Therapy training courses/ workshops and treatments for animals are run through Friends Of Baxter Animal Care.  Options include: 

  • Animal Reiki - treatments also level 1 and level 2 training 

  • Canine Massage - treatments and introductory workshop

  • Canine Bowen therapy - treatments  (people and animals) 

  • Animal Communications - some communications may already take place within Animal Reiki sessions, however dedicated Animal Communication sessions can also be arranged

  • Canine Tellington TTouch - introductory workshops. Treatments and full training are planned to follow  

  • Equine Muscle Release Therapy - treatments

Our Animal therapy treatments are typically available but training courses and workshops and on hold due to covid19. We do hope to introduce them as soon as possible.

If you are interested in any of these and would like to be notified when they are available please send an email with relevant details to or Alternatively complete the box on the Contact page


This is the basic entry level for learning the technique of Reiki. Whether you wish to work with people or animals you need to learn to offer Reiki to people first.

The 2 day course will consist of you receiving attunements, as well as learning theory and putting your learning into practice. After this course you will be able to give Reiki to yourself and on an unpaid basis to friends and family. You will then be asked to complete a number of treatments if you wish to progress to level II (practitioner level).


Our weekends are an opportunity to meet like-minded people, have fun and learn a technique that is yours for life but you are not left on your own after the training, Sue will be your mentor for as long as you desire her help.

Small group £165 for two days 9.30am – 4.30pm

One to one training £185  

Next dates

Weekend course:  TBC depending on COVID - see online training for current options

Weekday courses: TBC depending on COVID - see online training for current options

Evening or additional weekday training can be arranged to meet demand. Please ask if interested.  

See student feedback below

This course is run by Sue Malcolm 

Please also see online therapy training dates with a one to one follow-up practical session.


This takes your reiki to a higher level, again through a mix of attunements, theoretical learning and practical sessions. Your Reiki will strengthen and you will be taught additional skills and techniques that benefit your work with people and enable you work more effectively with animals too. If you wish to work with animals on a professional paid basis we strongly advise that you take further training and become a recognised animal Reiki practitioner afterwards.


As for level 1 you will be asked to complete the required treatments and hours of practice following your level 2 training in order to gain adequate experience before offering your services as a Reiki Practitioner to paying customers. We will also discuss practical aspects such as professional indemnity insurance, membership of a professional reiki organisation also ways to gain experience and raise awareness of your Reiki service. 

In between level 1 and 2, and ongoing afterwards, you are welcome to come to Sue's regular Reiki Shares where you can meet and chat to other people The Reiki Experience has trained, learn and practice new skills, share experiences and enjoy relaxing and fun evenings. The courses do provide a lot of learning but we aim for them above all to be enjoyable and rewarding for everyone.... and Sue is there for you afterwards should you need any support or guidance. 



Small group £185 for two days 9.30am – 4.30pm

One to one training £215

Next dates

Weekend courses: TBC depending on COVID - see online training for current options

Weekday course:  TBC depending on COVID - see online training for current options
Additional weekday and evening training can be arranged to meet demand. Please ask if interested 

See student feedback below

This course is run by Sue Malcolm 


This training is for Practitioners who view Reiki as a way of life and wish to further develop practical skills, Reiki strength and knowledge...possibly in preparation for later teaching? This course includes a further attunement  to add strength to your Reiki, additional theoretical learning and practical sessions.  To attend this course you must have been an active Reiki Practitioner for at least 1 year, although 2 years + is more common.


We are never true masters of this technique as we are continually learning. Becoming a Master Reiki Practitioner it is also not to be seen as a status symbol, but a sign of commitment and passion for working with Reiki energy.

To be awarded your certificate you will be required to show understanding of Reiki Mastership, and demonstrate the ability to proficiently perform the new skills taught on the course.


Afterwards, you are welcome to attend monthly Reiki shares where you can meet and chat to other students trained by The Reiki Experience, you will also be supported through your future Reiki journey by Sue.  



Small group £185 for two days 9.30am – 4.30pm

One to one training £215

Next dates

Weekend course: TBC depending on COVID - see online training for current options

Weekday courses: TBC depending on COVID - see online training for current options
Additional weekday and evening training can be arranged to meet demand. Please ask if interested 

See student feedback below

This course is run by Sue Malcolm 


This training focuses on the development of professional skills to enable registration onto the accredited UK Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Register. GPs may refer their patients to any practitioners on this register

The course ensures that you have been trained to and are competent to meet the relevant National Occupational Standards [NOS], developed with Skills for Health, for delivering Reiki professionally. It also provides training and discussion on anatomy, physiology and pathology, marketing, business, finances, and relevant legislation. If working as a professional Reiki Practitioner, running your own business or providing a Reiki service for an other organisation this level of training is encouraged. Some hospitals consider this level of training essential in order to be employed/ contracted to provide Reiki treatments to patients, and all hospitals are being encouraged to require this standard of training. It takes Reiki training to a level 3,  which makes it  comparable with many other complementary therapy training courses.  

Level 1, 2 and professional Practice Reiki training must collectively meet the requirements of The Reiki Council  core curriculum for you to be approved for CNHC registration. This involves a minimum number of training hours, self-treatments, written up treatments on others, case studies, observed treatments, and a final written assessment.  

This training course is approved by the UK Reiki Federation (the largest UK Reiki organisation) as providing all the requirements for registration onto the CNHC Register 

Cost: £300 for Professional Practice training including review of all written work and final assessment. A small additional cost may be necessary for observers travel costs but this will be discussed upfront and minimised.

A further £70pa fee will be charged by CNHC.

 If you are thinking about this training for a future date it may be worth having a chat as soon as you decide. You can then start to write up your self-treatments.  

Next dates
Weekend course: TBC depending on COVID - see online training for current options

Weekday course: TBC depending on COVID - see online training for current options

Evening or additional weekday training can be arranged to meet demand providing a minimum of 3 delegates. Please ask if interested. 

See student feedback below

This course is run by Sue Malcolm 


If you are interested in taking an animal Reiki course, these are being run by Friends Of Baxter Animal Care, with whom we work closely. If you wish to register your interest we will advise as soon as they are up and running again. See for more information about this organisation and its plans to care for animals through its holistic pet therapy centre, rescue venture and longer term, animal hospital.

As a Reiki Practitioner you will understand and be confident offering effective Reiki Treatments. If you wish to work professionally with animals though, it is important to understand animals (body language, behaviour, handling and ideally basic anatomy & physiology) .


As well as being confident with general Reiki techniques additional tools are specifically helpful when working with animals in a Reiki session, for example with behavioural issues. You will be made fully aware of veterinary and other relevant legal requirements, animal welfare guidance and good practice for working with animals.


This training will provide theory and practical learning to be followed by dedicated practice and further case studies before you will be awarded Animal Reiki Practitioner status.

It may be possible for this training to be conducted at your chosen animal care venue, if suitable facilities are available for the theoretical learning and animals are available for the practical sessions. 

Next dates : 

Level 1  - Online theory training coming soon  - with practical sessions when covid allows

Level 2  - Online theory training coming soon  - with practical sessions when covid allows

Understanding Animals - online training coming soon 

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To  simply find out more or to book a place on the next course email



"It couldn't have better met my needs - enjoyable, relaxing, educational and inspiring - perfect! 10/10" Wendy

"Amazing, Fab, very enjoyable, relaxing, easy to understand. Loved it!" Joanne

"Wonderful. I learnt so much in a lovely atmosphere. Sue is an excellent teacher and we all had time to practice the theory in a calm, unhurried way"

"A friend's Reiki Teacher recommended Sue to me and the Level 1 training was enlightening"  Julie


"I learned about the course from a friend. It was a wonderful experience, very interesting and eye opening ...magical!"  Claire

"Great experience, educational, enlightening, very enjoyable and highly recommended" David

"Wonderful journey learning about Reiki in a  structured and supportive way - 10/10" Natalie


"My experience has been very spiritually uplifting. My anxiety was high before i came and it has all gone away. I have thoroughly enjoyed it" Julie 


" 10/10 Fantastic course that exceeded my expectations, thank you." Paula

"Welcoming, very informative and professional. I would recommend this course" Sam

"Inspirational course, eye-opening, supported, informative and very loving. Highly recommended" Dave

"Enlightening and Interesting. I can't think of anything that could have made the course better. 10/10"  Hazel

"I just wanted to say thank you so much Kath and Sue for an amazing Reiki filled weekend. I loved every single second and am excited for new beginnings. You both made me feel very welcome and the course was well thought out. I feel like I’ve been on a spiritual retreat! 
I already have friends and family requests for Reiki treatments to help me practice. I would like to continue to Master level and learn animal Reiki too – but one step at a time. 
Thank you again and see you both soon at your Reiki shares. 
Love & Light and Namaste"  Anita xxx

"Excellent experience. Feeling calm, very positive and open to whatever comes next. Thank you both very much"

"I really enjoyed it (Level 2 Practitioner training). Really nice energy and I loved how Sue shared her experiences - a very open and inclusive atmosphere :-)" Stef

“I had wanted to learn Reiki for a while. Last year I had a frozen shoulder and could not lift my arm more than 5 inches. I could barely move my head.  It was very painful. I went to a Healing Centre where several healers kindly treated me once a week for several months. Among them was a volunteer Reiki practitioner. It was wonderful to be given such loving care, help and healing, especially when I couldn’t get help anywhere else. The Reiki made a big difference to me on many levels; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. It inspired me to learn how to do it myself, so that I could help other people and animals. I sought out a Reiki Master and attended Sue’s Level One Course which I really enjoyed. Since then I have been giving myself a daily treatment and have also started giving a few treatments to people and animals. Reiki is helping me to overcome various problems I have had all my life and the feedback I have had from the friends I've given reiki to and the animals’ owners has been really positive.  Their health has improved and the Reiki seems to have relieved their pain.  I am so impressed with what Reiki has achieved.  It has changed my life.”   Sally

"Sue came to one of our nights at the Women's Institute to give a talk about Reiki and all the benefits involved with Reiki. I was really interested in finding out more, so I booked myself onto one of Sue's Reiki Courses.  

I now feel absolutely happy with life, I found the whole experience enlightening. My attitude towards life's hurdles has changed for the better. I feel more relaxed, and at peace but most of all I feel as though I have an inner calmness and respect for others. I really appreciate being alive and being able to share myself with others who may be in need of some kindness and love".  Jane

"Thoroughly enjoyed the experience learning and training with Sue, meeting some lovely people and having a wonderful experience". Vicky

"Amazing, very clear, easy to follow relaxed environment." Melissa

"Really informative, relaxing and soothing. Fabulous teaching method. :)" Tracey

"Every part of the course was brilliant. Such an amazing experience." Anne