Maria Antoniou PhD
My mission is to help (mainly) women connect with and use their innate spiritual power to change their life, work, business... and the world!
I've been described as 'the thinking person's psychic' because of my academic & professional background and the socially-informed ways in which I work.
I take a practical and grounded approach to spirituality, recognising the social context in which we live and aiming to help dismantle oppressive structures.
I grew up in East London in a Greek Cypriot, working-class family. The first - and still only - person in my family to go to university, I studied Sociology and achieved a First Class Honours Degree. I went on to do a PhD. My thesis explored auto/biography and the ways we write about our embodied experiences and identities.
A successful academic career followed, where I probably could have stayed for life. But after 6 years, my soul was calling me to a different path. I longed for work that was more 'heart centred'.
I changed career, leaping into the charity sector where I helped organisations to raise vital funds. In just a few years, I became a charity CEO. But my soul was still nudging me...
I set up a sideline business as tarot reader and teacher, which I ran for almost 8 years. I gave readings in a little room above a shop, appeared in national magazines Spirit & Destiny and Fate & Fortune and spoke at the UK Tarot Conference and the London Tarot Festival.
Over the years, I've added to my 'spiritual tool box', training in Soul Realignment (Advanced Practitioner), Reiki (Master/Teacher), Future Life Progression, Past Life Regression and Life Coaching. I'm currently training to become a certified 'Moonologer' with Yasmin Boland!
When I'm not working, I prefer the simple life: walking in nature, being by the sea, a cup of tea... and investing in my own learning and growth. I live in East Sussex and work online with clients and students from the UK and internationally.
Although most of my clients are women, I welcome and work with clients of any gender and none. I take an LGBT+ affirmative approach, and am committed to anti-racism, equity and inclusion and I often write or speak on these topics and how they interact with spirituality.
Writing & Speaking
I'd be pleased to consider writing & speaking opportunities. Please get in touch.