Who we are:
We are delighted to introduce our current committee, they are committed not only to healing but to educating the public about the benefits of healing. We also providing training in this art for anyone so gifted. Duchy Healers are a member of and regulated by The British Alliance of Healing Associations (BAHA), whose code of conduct and practice guidelines we adhere to within the framework of legal protection for all and in keeping with the spirit of relevant law and Acts of Parliament. If you would like to contact Duchy Healers for more information please click the CONTACT button at the bottom of the page. We can introduce you to a healer near you or to tell you more about training with one of our tutors throughout Cornwall and Hampshire.
David Lockwood - Chairman
David Lockwood keeps us all in order! He organises and attends healing events as well as doing all the day to day running of the association. As well as a healer and a tutor of healing, he also trains the healing tutors themselves.
In what little spare time we allow him to have he is busy teaching healing and doing house healings along with his lovely wife Denise. David is also a professional dowser, he also teaches dowsing and runs workshops from his lovely home and at various venues around the country.
He is also an excellent speaker on various topics covering dowsing and healing.
Sometimes he even finds a little time to spend on the golf course!
Valerie and Kevin Bruce-Smith
Secretary and Treasurer
Valerie has been a member of Duchy Healers since 2008 and is now joined as part of the committee by her husband, Kevin.
As secretary, Valerie is keen for all members to be kept informed about events and what each other get up to in the world of healing.
She would love to hear from all healers and students about any special events they may plan, funny anecdotes, or personal achievements. It would be wonderful to also hear from anyone else about healing experiences they may have had.
Valerie and Kevin left their lives in Hampshire behind in 2013 and now they run a small Bed and Breakfast on the outskirts of Bodmin. Valerie loves to teach healing and meditation while Kevin has gone back to his roots producing artwork that is just a bit different!
Larry is a very active committee member and Duchy Healer tutor. He has coped with serious illness himself so he can fully empathise with anyone seeking healing from him.
He has had a varied life, once training dogs for showing at Crufts and Olympia. Larry is now 'retired' from his carpentry career, but like all 'retired' people he probably works harder than ever these days!
Larry is also a dowser and combines his skills to do clearance of energies in homes.
Larry is married to Jen and together they are devoted to their grown up family, grandchildren and great grandchildren
In his spare time Larry loves boats and fishing. He is also an enthusiast of Karioki, hidden talent there Larry!
Karen is one of our very able and intuitive healers who is full of creative ideas. She is well known to many healers who visit various fayres around the county which Karen often attends with her wonderful upcycled clothing and colourful sari’s.
Not only is she known for being a very talented needle and crafts woman, but she also is a passionate lover of animals and promotes their entitlement to be respected for the sentient creatures that they are. She is a woman of many hidden talents!
Karen divides her time between her sewing room, her shop in Mevagissey and attending healers meetings. Like all healers, she possibly does more healing for her customers than they are aware of.
Jan was woken up to her healing potential after experiencing a serious accident in 1980 when she received healing through a friend.
She then qualified as a Full Healer herself in 1982 and went on to train in many other therapies including Reflexology, Metamorphic Technique, Homoeopathy, Reiki and flower remedies.
She now concentrates on subtle energy medicine and an holistic view of health.
Jan is a highly regarded member of the team with much experience to share.
In her spare time she is devoted to her lovely family.
Richard is rarely seen without a smile on his face! He has had a varied life spent working in the retail trade and then became self employed doing anything from decorating to making chutney!.
He is now happy to be 'retired', although he probably works harder than ever with his voluntary work helping to raise funds for Cornwall Air Ambulance.
Richard met Kathy Rowlett while he was training to become a healer under the instruction of Jan Barker, they soon became great friends and working partners, and decided to form the successful partnership of running The Healing Light Festivals.
In his spare time he is a keen supporter of Rugby and he has also been seen as an enthusiastic participant on the dance floor. (your secret is safe with us Richard!)
Kathy is a full healing member of the Duchy Healers. She has also trained at the Cornwall School of Crystal Healing to Diploma level and attained her Licentiate certificate in Crystal Healing.
She enjoys working with healing energy for her own personal benefit and the benefit of others.
Kathy has lived in Cornwall for the last 30 years and loves the special energy of this wonderful county.
In her 'spare' time she organises The Healing Light Festival with her friend Richard Green. The Healing Light Festival is held three times a year at Heartlands in Pool near Redruth. It is an holistic health and spiritual weekend and a showcase for Cornish based complementary therapists, healers, readers and lovely folk selling a gorgeous array of goodies such as crystals, dream catchers, jewellery etc.
This busy lady is hardly allowed any spare time! However we know that she loves to walks along the cliff paths and beaches of Cornwall.