About Me

My name is Sue Benford and I am a Reki Master/Teacher with over 13 year's experience offering Reiki treatments, workshops and development groups in Longfield, Kent.  I created Pathways to Healing in 2017 following a very eventful year with my own Reiki practice.  I had so many new lessons and experiences that I felt I was being led to leave my old way of life behind me to venture down a new path - hence Pathways to Healing was created.

I was born in Longfield, Kent and have lived most of my life here apart from two years travelling on my own in my early twenties (around Europe and America) and a five year period in South East London.  I moved back here when I had my two sons so that they could be surrounded by family and friends.


I have worked full-time all my life most recently in Retail Management and it was only in the last couple of years that I decided to reduce my hours substantially after having a strong feeling that I needed to be experiencing and exploring a new way of life - Reiki being the over-riding force!

My beautiful Jasper

With regard to my love of animals, although we had family dogs in my childhood, it has been my own dog Jasper who ignited my passion for animals (who sadly left us last year just shortly before his 15th birthday!) This has since transferred to every living creature of every description and this new feeling has also expanded to encompass nature and our planet as a whole.  I have learned so much in the last few years but realise that there is so much more to discover. I know that a whole lifetime will not be time enough but I am looking forward to wherever my path leads me and to whatever lessons I may learn on the way!

Also due to my love of animals, I studied and succesfully achieved the Crossfield Institute Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for People with their Animals: Trust Technique Practitioner Qualification. Please click on the Trust Technique tab above to learn more about this incredible healing technique.


For anyone who has a love of animals please follow the link below to see the wonderful work the Trust Technique Centre is doing for animals all over the planet:

Zac and Shaun patiently waiting for their forever homes!

I volunteer locally in Fawkham at Dunrunnin Rehoming Centre (Greyhound Trust) and Battersea Brands Hatch where I give Reiki and Trust Technique sessions to as many dogs as I can. I also offer Trust Technique consultations to members of staff there so that they can carry out regular Trust Technique sessions for the animals who are in most need at that time, helping them to resolve any issues with the hope that they will soon be successfully rehomed.


I cover the following areas in person in Kent: Longfield, Hartley, New Ash Green, Vigo, New Barn, Southfleet, Dartford, Gravesend, Horton Kirby, Sutton at Hone, South Darenth, Wilmington, Bexley and posssibly further afield.  Please contact me for details.

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