What Are Psychic Mediums?

Psychic mediums

Whether you want to communicate with loved ones who have passed on or seek clarity about a specific situation in your life, a psychic medium may be able to offer the answers you are looking for. Many people rely on the psychic skills of these professionals to guide them through challenging times.

While pop culture often depicts psychic mediums as spooky ladies who live in caravans filled with crystal balls, you shouldn’t believe everything you see on TV. In this article, we’ll shed light on psychic mediumship, explain the difference between psychics and mediums, and tell you what to expect from a reading.

The Difference Between Psychics And Mediums

The terms ‘psychic’ and ‘medium’ are often used interchangeably, but the truth is that psychics and mediums have very different abilities.

What is a psychic?

A psychic is someone with a psychic ability who can read auras and energy emitted by entities in the physical world. Their own soul is in tune with everything that is going on around them, especially nature. The third-eye chakra is usually used to enhance their psychic awareness.

What is a medium?

A medium is also usually a psychic, but not all psychics are mediums. “A medium is someone who is able to communicate with souls on the other side,” says Kellee White, an experienced spiritual medium. Mental mediumship gifts allow these people to relay messages from the spirit world.

What is a psychic medium?

A psychic medium is someone who has the paranormal powers of both a psychic and a medium that extend past the physical senses. These individuals are often described as having the psychic phenomena of a sixth sense, or extrasensory perception, and are highly connected to both the physical realm and the spirit world.

What Do Psychic Mediums Do Exactly?

Psychic mediums typically use their gifts to receive messages from the spirit realm and sense when a spirit wants to connect. While some mediums may use their abilities solely for their own spiritual journey, many of them offer their services to the general public.

An international psychic medium may offer online readings while someone local may take sessions in their own home. These sessions may be private or take the form of a group séance. Those in attendance can pose questions to deceased people on the other side and connect to various spirit guides.

Psychic mediums may also be able to obtain information from other dimensions to help you make decisions about different aspects of your life. Their services aim to provide you with the answers to your important questions, along with clarity and closure.

What To Expect From A Reading With A Psychic Medium

Are you interested in booking a psychic reading? The first thing you will need to do is choose a medium and pick from one of their various options. Schedule your session for a date and time that suits you and when you won’t be distracted by anything else going on in your life.

Try to do some meditation before your session so that you arrive in a relaxed state of mind. It’s important that you don’t have too many expectations and that you go into the session being open to the message that you are meant to receive.

Each psychic medium has a slightly different process, but you will most likely be asked to sit down and make yourself comfortable. From there, the medium may ask you questions or they might work ‘blind’. They may also make use of divination equipment, such as tarot cards, candles or a crystal ball.

Sessions are typically between 30 minutes and 1 hour in length. The medium usually acts as an interpreter between you and your loved ones on the other side. You will also get the chance to ask questions of your own and receive messages.

Fraudulent Mediums

Unfortunately, untrustworthy mediums are rife in the industry and you should be very careful about who you book a reading with. These ‘mediums’ prey on people who may be going through particularly difficult times in their lives, and promise to fix all their problems through psychic readings.

Here are a few ways to spot a fake psychic medium:

  • Negative online reviews or no online reviews
  • Exorbitant prices
  • Claims of being able to fix all your problems
  • Dodgy website
  • Vague, generic readings
  • Requests for detailed personal information
  • Definitive answers
  • Rude attitude and negative energy

These frauds give genuine mediums a bad name and are the reason why so many people are sceptical of those who claim to have mediumship gifts.

Some Of The World’s Most Famous Psychic Mediums

Dozens of world-renowned psychic mediums have become famous for their incredible mediumship abilities. John Edward is probably one of the most internationally recognised mediums thanks to his many years on television and the various books that he has written over the years.

Sally Morgan is often described as ‘Britain’s best-loved psychic’. Over the past decade, she has made plenty of television and stage appearances all over the country. Today, her blog offers a wealth of knowledge on topics ranging from astrology to self-love.

Theresa Caputo is an American psychic medium who stars in her own reality show called Long Island Medium. Each episode focuses on a specific person that she is helping with her mediumship skills. Caputo is known for her feisty personality and her ‘no nonsense’ approach to speaking with spirits and relaying messages.

How To Become A Psychic Medium

If you feel called to become a psychic medium, there are a few routes that you can take to develop your skills and connect with your spirit guide. It’s essential that you take the time to meditate and practice getting into a trance state, which will better allow you to communicate with spirits.

You could also benefit from professional guidance. There are plenty of expert tutors out there who can offer you the advice you need for talking to spirits and growing your inner voice. Over time, your gift of connection should develop into something that you are more sure of.

Try out different types of divination tools to find what works best for you. Learn about the history of divination and garner knowledge from industry professionals that you respect. Practice your skills with friends and family members before you start offering your services to the general public.


What tools do psychic mediums use in their readings?

Some of the tools used by psychic mediums include:

Not all mediums use the same equipment and some may not use any tools at all.

Are psychic mediums born with psychic ability?

While some psychic mediums are born with their spiritual gifts, other mediums develop their abilities at a later stage in their life. However, most mediums know that they are ‘different’ and are in tune with their intuition at a young age.

What are the other types of psychic abilities?

The other types of psychic abilities include clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, empathy, clairgustance, retrocognition, precognition, remote viewing, and more. Many psychic mediums have several of these gifts, while others only have one or two.

Can psychic mediums speak to deceased pets?

You’ll find that many psychic mediums claim that they can hear the voices of our deceased pets in the spirit realm. However, this skill often requires specialisation and you may want to go to a dedicated pet psychic if you want to get the best results from the session.


The services offered by psychic mediums can be very healing and offer much-needed insight into various aspects of your life. While it is hard to garner scientific proof on the topic, you need to remember that the spiritual realm does not have the same scientific laws that the physical world does.

Beware of the fraudulent psychics out there that convince people to hand over all their money. Remember to always do the necessary research before making a booking for a reading and to go in with an open mind.


Sam Ashford
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Hey, I'm Sam Ashford! I'm a ghost-hunting expert, writer and founder of SpiritShack. My mission is to help people like yourself learn about spirituality and how to hunt ghosts!