ANNOUNCEMENT: This site will be discontinued from the end of September 2018


My name is Trevor, otherwise known as 'The Psychic Apprentice'. I'm a Spiritual Medium and have been learning and practising this fascinating gift for almost two decades. I live with my partner in Lancashire, though started my Spiritual journey while living in the south and studying under, arguably, the finest mediums in the UK.

I am closing this website to the general public at the end of September 2018. The site will be rebuilt from the ground up and possibly relaunched at some time in the future, though, if and when are unknown. I am still available for private readings and private tutoring.



23 September, 2018

Being a medium, someone attuned to work with the subtleties of Spirit results in me being a very sensitive person. I’ve recently realised that this outcome, brings with it a quality akin to being OCD in nature. Everything has to fit in particular boxes to satisfy my needs and desires. Being super-sensitive also means that […]


16 September, 2018

This is one of my favourite sayings that I’ve learnt to fully understand during my spiritual journey, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Not only has it a direct meaning, it has an indirect meaning too. In other words, the opposite is very true. “When the student is not ready, the teacher […]


9 September, 2018

When Tom was alive, he was a lad’s lad. He played the field, as they say. He was rough and tough and didn’t have a care in the world. He said it as it was and didn’t mince his words. Every other word was a swear word. He spent much of his time inebriated to […]


2 September, 2018

So, what does it take to become a medium? In this post I will offer a personal view of what I believe it takes to become a medium. More to the point, what it takes to become a better than average medium. Now, in stating that, you might be led to believe that I must […]


26 August, 2018

Around April 2018 I discussed a vision I have had for some years with my good medium friend Karen Berrey. Karen and me had done a few nights mediumship together and she had got to know me, my style and my determination for high standards in Spiritualism and mediumship in particular. Karen herself is one […]


19 August, 2018

PART THREE OF TREV’S SUMMER ESSAY  Communication – More Than One Way Read Part 1 Here Read Part 2 Here Let us just review where we’ve come so far in this lecture. We’ve established that we humans have a lot more methods of communication than we care to remember, from smart phones, social media and […]


12 August, 2018

PART TWO OF TREV’S SUMMER ESSAY Communication – More Than One Way Read Part 1 Here Welcome back. It’s still just you and me, right?  You’ve had a couple hours of thinking time. Hopefully, you’ve reread part 1 at least once more. You are now thinking, “Well Trev, that’s all well and good. You want […]


12 August, 2018

PART ONE OF TREV’S SUMMER ESSAY  Communication – More Than One Way I wonder how many of us think about all the ways that we communicate with each other. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning to closing them at the end of the day, how many ways do you think we […]


5 August, 2018

Imagine you turn up at your dentist and he or she’s untidy and scruffy.  You notice that their own teeth are dirty too. Would you have confidence in their abilities as a dentist? What if you turned up at your doctor’s surgery and spotted your doctor out the back having a cigarette. Would you lose […]


29 July, 2018

The role of a medium is to pass communications received from the spirit world to their rightful intended this side of life. In doing so, no personal interpretations, opinions or counselling should be added – just the message from the person in spirit. That said, the medium has a responsibility of care and should remain […]


22 July, 2018

Recently I celebrated my 60th birthday. It was a Wednesday, right in the middle of another busy working week. I had not really given it a lot of thought at the beginning of that week. I just thought it would be like any other day. How wrong I was! Just before my birthday, my partner […]


15 July, 2018

In the early days of modern Spiritualism it was quite common for a family to hold an ‘open circle’ in their home. Neighbours and friends were invited along and all sorts of experiments were considered, such as listening to the Ouija board, table tipping, attempts at levitation and so on. This was considered their entertainment. […]


8 July, 2018

“I wish I could find someone to motivate me Trev,” a friend said to me recently.  I used to think I had that problem, until I took time to understand the issue a bit deeper. I’ve always viewed the word ‘motivation’ as the combination of two words – motive and action. Motivation is therefore a […]


1 July, 2018

I’m writing this post ahead of an event that is happening today at my home Sanctuary.  In fact, this post will publish just a few hours before the event.  What event? Since we moved to the north around five years ago, I’ve had a vision of using my beautiful Sanctuary at home for teaching purposes.  […]


24 June, 2018

We humans can be so limited in our thinking. We often act like we know everything about the world and nature. Often we believe that because we cannot see something then it cannot be there. If we can’t hear it then it must be silent. If we can’t feel something then it can’t exist. Only […]


17 June, 2018

In part one of this two part posting I used a fairly accurate scenario as an example of a typical night of ‘entertainment’ going on anywhere around this country any night of the week. Someone claiming to be a medium and ‘giving off’ poor messages to their paying audience members. No substance, no evidence, no […]


10 June, 2018

Spiritualism, as a movement, dates back to the Fox Sisters in 1848 when it was established as a new religion. That’s 170 years of history, of growth, of development, of exploration, of investigation, of communication and of working with Spirit. Of course, the latter is known to have happened throughout history and throughout the world […]


3 June, 2018

Some months ago I started hitting hard times. Not financially. Just with the direction of my life. I mean, I’m happy. I have a beautiful showroom home, I have a wonderful and amazing partner that I love more than anything. I’m self-employed. I don’t really want for much. But something was bothering me. I felt […]


27 May, 2018

You’ve got a reading booked with a medium. Let’s assume this is your first ever reading. You are likely to be parting with an amount of money for their service. Nothing wrong with that, after all, you’re paying for their time. So it makes sense to ‘stack the cards’ in your favour. You want to […]

New Development Groups At The Sanctuary

20 May, 2018

Hooray, at long last it’s happening! If I said that this was years in the planning, I’d be bang on! For as long as I’ve lived up here in the north I’ve been trying to get a proper group off the ground. Finally, it looks like it’s going to happen. Our very own closed circle […]

Are We Ignoring Actual Miracles

13 May, 2018

Stop what you are doing for a moment and focus. No, don’t skip through this bit. Seriously, stop and focus on my words. Now I’ve got your attention, can I ask you a couple of simple straightforward questions, please? Are you the sort of person that would completely ignore an actual miracle if you witnessed it? […]


29 April, 2018

In this post, we’re looking at the Top 5 questions that a medium is asked. The answers here are mine and may be entirely different to the answers from another medium.  Every medium has their own way of working based on their own experiences. These questions, therefore, often have more than one answer depending on the […]

The Folded Message

22 April, 2018

Ken was a loved father by his family, friend to me and a proud Wiganer. He was actually like a second Father to me. A couple of years before he passed to the spirit world I recall a brief conversation he had with me when I was alone with him in his living room. He […]

Sitting In The Power

15 April, 2018

In the task of getting myself back on track with my mediumship, I find myself revisiting the important lessons I’ve learnt over the years. My intention is to rebuild my confidence by going back to basics. There is one crucial element that has been present throughout my apprenticeship. All of my favourite teachers, circle leaders and […]

Time To Change

8 April, 2018

Often when I have too much time on my hands, I sit at my office desk and give a lot of thought to where I am with my life right now and where it is I’m going. Taking stock I believe the old phrase is. Recently I’ve had to do a lot of that. My […]

Being a Medium is Being Yourself

1 April, 2018

Everyone knows how to use a smartphone to make a call. Pick it, select the number, press dial and hey presto, you’re connected. If only connecting to the Spirit world followed the same easy format! “Hello Spirit world, could I speak to Grandmother, please?” The truth is that there is no prescribed method that works […]

That’s The Spirit!

25 March, 2018

If you’ve read my last two week’s ‘Open Mind’ posts you might be of the impression that I’m giving mediumship up. Well, I’m not. In fact, far from it, I’m more active than ever.  As I’ve written in the past, becoming a medium is a by-product of being a Spiritualist. Ok, so I had been […]

The Fishermen Club

18 March, 2018

Now it came to pass that a group existed who called themselves fishermen. And there were many fish in the waters all around. In fact the whole area was surrounded by streams and lakes filled with fish of all shapes and sizes. And the fish were hungry. Week after week, month after month and year […]

The Stand-Off

11 March, 2018

This post was written some time before the publication date and so the relevance of the detail might have since changed. You’ll understand why I’m mentioning this by the time you’ve read this post. I was on holiday in Lanzarote yet right at that moment I was angry and annoyed. In fact, I was fuming […]

Exploring Your Potential – Beginners Part 2

4 March, 2018

TO READ Exploring Your Potential  – Beginners Part 1 CLICK HERE  So you think you might have mediumship abilities inside you waiting to be unfolded? Perhaps you’re just interested in learning more about the subject. Or perhaps you might be interested in one specific area, such as spiritual healing, reiki, tarot, automatic writing, spiritual art, […]

Exploring Your Potential – Beginners Part 1

25 February, 2018

Oh the mystery of being a psychic medium. Secret powers to read people’s minds, to tell their ailments, to know whether they’re lying or telling the truth. And of course, that spooky ability to talk to the dead! Those are just a sample of the many thoughts others have when they discover I am a […]

An Intelligence Beyond Our Understanding

17 February, 2018

During my time learning to communicate with the other world I am constantly staggered beyond belief at the ways those residing there use to communicate with me. They surely know that I’m flippin’ hard work at the best of times. I often feel guilty about how hard I make it for my spirit team to […]

I Don’t Believe In Anything To Do With Life After Death

10 February, 2018

I was recently at a rare gathering of some of my family for a Sunday roast. After lunch, the conversation invariably got round to talking to me about the pursuit of Spiritual communication. I didn’t bring the subject up, by the way! My sister is quite a strong believer and believes she has received and […]

Personal Responsibility and the Unseen Consequences

3 February, 2018

Here’s the scene –  I was in Gloucester recently and had just completed a quick visit to my Mum & Dad’s grave. As I left the cemetery I approached the traffic lights at the end of the road where I intended to turn right to head towards the M5 north. The road I was about […]

A Medium With A Memory Like A Sieve

27 January, 2018

We had a friend visit our home recently for a coffee. Within minutes of being in the kitchen she starting thanking me for a reading I’d given her some months earlier. She started reciting some of the details I had apparently told her and how I’d suggested a major health issue with her husband that […]

Is There More To Spiritualism Than Being A Medium?

20 January, 2018

I was recently at a church open circle when I received an amazing message for a young lady in the circle. It was from a lady in Spirit, who happened to be the late wife of the young lady’s neighbour who had brought her along that night. The message was different in the way it […]

Where is the Spirit World?

13 January, 2018

“Where exactly is the Spirit World?” I was once asked by a friend with a curious mind. What a question to attempt to answer in a few simple words. “Well it’s here, there, everywhere. Inside, outside, on the planet, in the stars. It’s all around us – we just can’t see it, ” I replied […]

The Crash

6 January, 2018

It was a typical day in early December. I had just picked up a load in my newish van and was ready to set off on a long distance journey across the country. My van was low on fuel and so I decided to fill it up at a nearby garage before hitting the motorways. […]

2017 Looking Back Looking Forward

30 December, 2017

Hooray, Christmas is behind us now and it’s time to look forward to the future year. But first, let me indulge myself with a brief look back at this past year regarding my activities. Back in February, I decided to relaunch this website after a gap of a couple of years. I had hoped that […]

Christmas With Our Lost Family

23 December, 2017

Christmas is upon us again. It’s that romantic time of the year where all our psychic senses are working overtime. The glittering lights, the cold air outside, the smells of the gloriously rich foods, the abundance of drinks flowing, the festive sounds and of course the pleasure of giving and receiving gifts. This is the […]

The Lady Who Denied Her Dead Husband

16 December, 2017

A Short Story Jennifer missed her Dad. He had passed to Spirit only a few months previous and Jennifer was still grieving, she had been close to him. She wished he was still around for her to talk to, to comfort her and talk about the good times they had shared when the family were […]

Failing is Learning

9 December, 2017

I recent got back from a night of mediumship where the medium was absolutely dire. The medium was me! That night I could get no flow whatsoever. Messages were bitty, inaccurate and well off. “Where are you Spirit, when I need you”, was the thought constantly going through my mind. I remember both Eileen Davis […]

Do You Have Delusional Confidence?

2 December, 2017

Have you noticed how more people than ever are prepared to voice their opinions publicly? On social media, television and radio, daily I read, see or hear ordinary people sharing their views on everything and anything with the world. It would appear that the world is full of experts, or as my dad used to […]

10 Unusual Facts About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

25 November, 2017

Recently a friend asked me if I fancied writing an article on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (ACD) for a local magazine. I agreed to and duly set about doing some deeper research into the author and Spiritualist. During the research for the article I found out some really interesting facts about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle […]

The Deceiving Brain

18 November, 2017

My friends, especially those closest to me, all think I act like a big kid.  I’m not the only man like that though. I often hear couples describing their partners’ as ‘youthful’ or even ‘immature’.  Now we all know that men are less mature than women generally. Women mature at a younger age than men, […]

Mediumship is Entertainment?

11 November, 2017

Recently I did a church ‘demonstration’ of mediumship to a small local and unenthusiastic gathering. Being the most critical of my own work, I don’t normally shout about my performance on a night, however on this occasion the connections with Spirit were pure and flowing. The information I received and passed on to the recipients […]

Is Meditation Essential For A Medium?

4 November, 2017

One lively debate between mediums is whether meditation is required as part of the process. Guess what? I don’t have a definite answer, even after all these years of study. I do, however, have a personal opinion. I have always partaken in meditation and enjoy the ritual. Personally I believe it benefits both me personally […]

The 3 Invisible Personality Cloaks

28 October, 2017

I recently got seriously cut up on the motorway by a businessman driving a large Mercedes who decided to throw his car from the middle lane into the inside lane where I was travelling, forcing me to brake hard to avoid running into the back of him. I flashed my lights at him, followed by […]

Witnessing the Crossing Over

21 October, 2017

Over the past decade I have witnessed three passings to the Spirit world first hand. One was my Mother and the other two related to my partner. As a medium and Spiritualist, the experience is quite different to any other aspect of my work with Spirit. I should make it quite clear that these occasions […]

All The facts Matter

14 October, 2017

I was on a night out with my medium friend visiting a nearby Spiritual Church to watch a well known medium demonstrate at a ‘Special Evening’. I had not seen this medium work before and was looking forward to it. He was well known and always drew a crowd, so being someone always wanting to […]

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