About Annie Gillenwater

Well-Being Coach | Reiki Master | Behaviour Consultant In Education

Hello! I’m Annie Gillenwater

Behaviour Consultant In Education | Well-Being Coach | Emotional Healer

I was born and raised in South Africa and trained as a Secondary School Teacher before setting of on a journey of a lifetime to the United Kingdom.

I was a classroom teacher for 17 years before joining a Specialist Behaviour school where I worked as an Outreach Teacher. I worked in many schools supporting children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, high functioning autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) whilst training school staff.  

I also worked with multi-disciplinary agencies to prevent permanent school exclusions and meet the needs of Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) children and their families.

4 years later I joined a SEND Children Service where I am an Advisory Teacher and Teacher Trainer specialising in the areas of: High Functioning Autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance which is on the autism spectrum and Social, Emotional, Mental Health and Behaviour needs. I also advise and support parents of children with SEND.

At the same time running parallel to my very rewarding teaching career, I set out on a self-healing journey. This led me to many holistic healing fields such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Reiki Healing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Meditation, Mindfulness and Positive Affirmations.

I later trained in the fields of Reiki, EFT, and Life Coaching.

I found that these two fields (Healing and Education) worked conjointly and produced profound results when working with children and adults to raise their self-esteem, reduce anxiety, reduce stress and to feel uplifted.

Today, I find that I am a better Healer because of the Education I received and a better Educator because of the Healing I created.

This is now my opportunity to empower you to bring balance into your life through healing and education.  


I want to contribute to this world through healing and educating others to lead a stress free life.


To create a place where healing and education can run parallel reaching a global audience.

My Experience

  • Special Needs Advisory Teacher (Social, Emotional         and Mental Health, Autistic Spectrum Condition)
  • Classroom Teacher (Primary)
  • Behavior Consultant
  • Reiki Healer
  • Life Coach
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practioner
  • Author

My Education

  • Diploma in Education with Qualified Teachers Status (UK),  Springfield College of Education, South Africa
  • BSc honours in Business Management and IT, Greenwich School of Management, UK
  • Professional Life Coaching Diploma, The KEW Training Academy LTD, UK
  • Reiki Master Teacher, Absolute Reiki Professional Courses, UK
  • EFT Emotional Freedom Technique Diploma, Centre of Excellence, UK


I work with Individual Men and Woman, Families
and Parents


Experience a relaxing healing session through reiki treatments either remotely or in-person. Reiki is a energy healing modality.


One to one life coaching sessions to un-knot some past beliefs and clear your pathway for future desired success in areas like health, wealth and relationships.


Learn different techniques and strategies during coaching sessions and course programs to reach wellbeing, relieve stress and bring balance into your life.