Why high-flying women are ditching therapists… for psychics

J has pointed us to another story for the ‘You couldn’t make this s*** up!’ file. We’re constantly being told we ‘need’ more women at the top of business. Exactly why we ‘need’ them there, when longitudinal studies show that increasing the representation of women on corporate boards leads to financial decline, is a mystery. But at least high-flying women are as rational as high-flying men, right? Oops.


From the article:

The recommended psychic, Susan Kennard, was not cheap — sessions cost £100 an hour.

‘But I’d been feeling so awful, I didn’t see how it could make it any worse,’ says Catherine.

‘My friend is incredibly down to earth — she works with computers and you wouldn’t expect her to be into this type of thing. But she kept saying how fantastic Susan was.’

The experience was transformative.

‘It was quite incredible,’ says Catherine, who lives with her husband Bernard, 51, and is a partner in their architect firm. ‘It was as if she knew me, without me even having to open my mouth.’

Susan is a qualified psychotherapist who uses her psychic gift to enhance her understanding of her clients, their pasts and the things that are troubling them.

‘Within two sessions, the negative feelings had disappeared,’ says Catherine. ‘I can only describe it as a feeling of lightness. The issues don’t go away, of course, but I felt empowered to handle them.’

You might think professional psychics have had their day — but they’re back, and they’ve had something of a makeover. Rebranded as ‘intuitive therapists’, they are increasingly sought-after by high-flyers for advice on everything from fertility problems to choice of partners and even business decisions.

Let’s pause to relish that last sentence. High-flying women are using the services of psychics to help them make business decisions. What could possibly go wrong?

From later in the article:

Susan says her psychic ability allows her to tune in to her clients’ feelings; she also has visions of their futures, although she’s cautious about sharing them.

‘I think telling people their future takes their power to act away, but I might gently steer someone according to what I see, saying for example: “I feel it might be helpful for you to think about this”.’

Hmm… ‘visions of the future’. I wonder if Susan can tell me which horse is going to win the 2:30 at Doncaster? That would be worth £100…

3 thoughts on “Why high-flying women are ditching therapists… for psychics

  1. Now Mike, be careful. Light headedness is for airhead feminists not down-to-earth, sensible men like you. (Although, if the odds were good … maybe? No, stop it! I’m catching it too). Perhaps we can start basing investment decisions on firms whose boards are populated with “light headed” women, in therapy. Maybe even boards that have women psychics on them? Must rush. I have to re-examine my investment portfolio pdq.

  2. I think if clients of therapists are leaving therapists for psychics, it’s quite possibly a sign that therapists are too expensive compared to what they sell. While I don’t think these women should make business decision based on what images they saw swirling in the coffee cup, I see nothing wrong with some new age woo helping making them feel better. Or just praying.

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