Jacquie Burgess


I’m delighted to welcome you to my website which is dedicated to various aspects of holistic healing.

I am a therapist, herbalist, teacher and healer with my own practice in Tullow, County Carlow in Ireland. I am the author of two successful books on crystal healing. Details of my herbal practice, one-to-one therapy work and group workshops are listed on their own pages. Before moving to Ireland, I had a busy practice in Ladbroke Grove, West London.

I graduated from the University of Exeter with a combined honours degree in English and Fine Art, then worked publishing illustrated books for many years before moving into therapy work. I trained at The College of Healing, Runnings Park, West Malvern, where emphasis was placed on the holistic philosophy of health through balance. I completed the three year College of Healing qualification, Counselling Skills for Healers and the ITEC certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage. I studied Shiatsu at the East West Centre in London and Transpersonal Psychology with Ian Gordon Brown and Barbara Somers at the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology. I have been a healer in the White Eagle Lodge for many years. Stephanie Harrison, former Principal of The International College of Crystal Healing, inspired and taught me about the unique healing properties of crystals.

I received my Licentiate in Herbal Medicine in the summer of 2009 after four years study at the The Irish School of Herbal Medicine in Portlaoise, Co Laois, founded by the renowned herbalist and teacher Helen Begadon. I was honoured also to learn herb lore, healing  and crafting with Gina McGarry, Wise Woman extraordinaire and Director of Brighid’s Academy of Healing Arts, where plant wisdom is grounded in a passionate love of the Earth, humanity, mythology, magic and healing. Oh how I love this work.

I’m fortunate to be married to the utterly lovely Herbie Brennan, author of over a hundred books for children and adults. We share our home with a motley crew of cats as well as over a hundred thousand bees in four hives in the garden. I began beekeeping over six years ago thanks to the gift of bees from a chance encounter with a stranger, Danny Condren. Danny went on to have a huge impact on our lives in the short while that we knew him before his sudden death in 2013. The bees are his enduring legacy and I’m utterly enchanted. They add a special spirit to an already magical environment.

Herbie hard at work on his next book

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