Frequently Asked Questions

We have an architect, where do you fit into the design process?

Can you help even if planning permission has already been granted and no changes made?

How do you plan a whole town according to feng shui?

We live in a listed property with tight controls, can we still use feng shui?

How are you different from pop feng shui consultants?

What is an intuitive feng shui consultant?

Can you help us find an architect?

Which consultant will visit us?

What days do you work?

How long will it take?

What is the structure of the consultation?

Can I ask questions?

Can I observe?

Can I make the changes myself?

Can you make the changes for me?

What changes are made on the day of the consultation?

Will I be able to understand your report?

What type of report can I expect?

What do your services cost?

Will you keep in contact with me?

What is the role of Timing in Feng Shui?

 

We have an architect, where do you fit into the design process?

The sooner the better. We can visit the site and feedback our observations to your architect, who will supply us with plans.

 

Can you help even if planning permission has already been granted and no changes made?

Yes, because even a few degrees angle change can make a world of difference and is usually imperceptible to the eye. Usually there is also leeway on dimensions of new doors and windows – these can all be selected according the Loa Bann ruler.

 

How do you plan a whole town according to feng shui?

Generally speaking, we look at the sources of chi (the “virtual rivers” such as motorways, train lines, roads and airports) and how to place housing developments and commercial zones most appropriately within the network of streets. One way systems, for example, need to be carefully decided upon as they can have disastrous effects for commerce.

 

We live in a listed property with tight controls, can we still use feng shui?

Admittedly, we are more limited in listed homes, but we work with 64 different directions and the full 360 degrees of the compass, so we can certainly find areas in your home to activate for good effect without the need for structural or style changes. Even a listed front door can be re-hung by a few degrees to change the energy flow.

 

How are you different from pop feng shui consultants?

We go into more detail than “pop” feng shui, which talks only about interiors and corners (relationship and money corners), colours, pot plants and decluttering. This is all relevant and sometimes these “pop” cures work, because they anchor a persons intent. For more complex cases we consider this method to be insufficient. And it is limited to interiors and cannot deal with construction sites or the timing aspect of feng shui. It can be compared to “microwave” feng shui, whereas our Chue style is oven roasted! Feng Shui London

 

What is an intuitive feng shui consultant?

Intuitive consultants pick up psychic vibrations from a property and this informs their decision about what advice to give. In general, they tend only to have a basic understanding of basic feng shui systems. We respect intuitive feng shui consultants for their sensitivity and dedication, but we see that they could improve their results by having the technical knowledge too. We like to use our right brain functions of intuition and gut feeling too, but we can combine this with the more left brain logical information provided by our compasses. In this way you have a balanced, neutral and more objective view of the property and in the long term we consider this to be more useful to the client.

 

Can you help us find an architect?

Yes, we work with several experienced, professional architectural practices that have the time to look after our clients properly. Should our contacts not be suitable for the project at hand, then we will contact RIBA and find the necessary skills for you.

 

Which consultant will visit us?

You will usually be visited by the lead consultant Sarah McAllister and now and again she will ask your permission to bring students with her.

 

What days do you work?

We work Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. Consultations are occasionally available at the weekends. Where possible we select good auspicious days from the Chinese Almanac to conduct our consultations. Seasonal and weather conditions may also dictate the timing of her visit and we prefer to make an early start.

 

How long will it take?

Your consultant is likely to be Sarah McAllister and she will require anything between 3 and 7 hours at your property depending on the complexity of the consultation. You don’t need to be there all the time. She will require about 20 mins. with you at the start and if possible approx. 30mins. to an hour to wrap up and show you her recommendations. She likes to take a lunch break in private to recharge and return to the site with a fresh perspective. You can go about your daily routine as usual.

 

What is the structure of the consultation?

After meeting with you, having a look around the surrounding neighborhood and gauging the layout of the building, we then like to take compass measurements in a very quiet and unhurried way. This is followed by some quiet time in a room alone to perform our calculations, which provide more insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a building and the corresponding effects this is having or is likely to have on the inhabitants or business. It is preferable for Sarah to work uninterrupted in order to retain the flow of the consultation.

 

Can I ask questions?

If you wish, you can have up to 15 minutes of asking questions about why we have recommended certain changes, but please be aware that while we appreciate your interest, we cannot distill our 4 years of theoretical knowledge into language that you will readily understand. We encourage you to come on our courses if you wish to find out more. In our follow up support we will tell you why we want things the way we want them but not the theory behind it. It is just too time consuming to provide lots of detail. We want to focus on looking after our clients, not on explaining our professional skill!

 

Can I observe?

No. The dynamic between the consultant and the energy matrix of the home is very sensitive and having the owner present during key analytical processes disturbs the chi.

 

Can I make the changes myself?

We encourage you to make changes, as your chi energy and your intention are very important to the process. On the day we can help you to move beds and desks etc. If you haven’t the time to carry out the changes yourself, you can pay us to source any necessary materials and make the changes for you. See our Change Management Service.

 

Can you make the changes for me?

For a separate fee we will source any special items and can arrange for the changes to be carried out. It is less costly for you to make the changes yourself, and your personal action is more powerful as it demonstrates your own commitment and responsibility to and for the process. See our Change Management Service.

 

What changes are made on the day of the consultation?

We quite often find ourselves shifting beds and desks by a few degrees where practical in order that you are aligned with a direction most suited to your elemental requirements. This is based on your year of birth and sometimes even on your unique time of birth. We also may ask you to move plants, mirrors and lamps to different parts of a room and give you an insight into why we consider the change important.

 

Will I be able to understand your report?

Yes, our reports aim to be jargon free and are brief and succinct. In our experience we find that lengthy reports can be de-motivating for some clients. It depends on your personality. Some people like the detail and some people feel overwhelmed by it.

 

What type of report can I expect?

All domestic consultations will conclude with a summary of key observations and recommended actions and you will either take notes, or be left a list of actions. If you require a full report an extra fee of £100 is levied because they are very time-consuming to prepare. These can act as a reference for you in the future, but we believe there is no time like the present, and clients are better motivated by a brief succinct report. Your energy and the energy of your home or office changes over time, so your report may grow out of date quite quickly.
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Depending on the complexity of the engagement, in-depth, more detailed reports with photographs, drawings, and a schedule for changes can be provided for an additional fee. The rest is up to you! The consultation acts as a motivating impetus for you to make real change in your life or business. We also offer follow-up support via email or phone to help you with any queries regarding your consultation.

 

What do your services cost?

Please see our Services & Fees section.

 

Will you keep in contact with me?

Yes, but our only condition is that you contact us. We really want your life or business to change for the better and therefore encourage personal responsibility. We might call now and then out of curiosity, but if you need us, it is up to you to email us or call us.

 

What is the role of Timing in Feng Shui?

Many people are unaware that Feng Shui is as much about timing as it is about space. Over time a building will be subject to different cosmic conditions. And selecting an appropriate date to carry out a change, get married or launch a new business or initiative will make these events and changes much more powerful. This is why we ask for your date and place of birth, and where possible also your time of birth.

 

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