FAQ

How is it that you are a second-generation psychic medium?

I refer to myself as second-generation because my Mother, Joan Friel Durham, was a renowned New Jersey psychic medium. She appeared on television shows, radio programs, and founded the family business, Psychic Studies and Investigations (PSI). She often used her skills to assist law enforcement professionals to help solve cold cases and murders. She also offered spiritual consultations to business and industry pros in the US and abroad. She was rated one of the Top 100 psychics in America. On April 21, 2010, my mother Joan “earned her wings” and departed this life for the next.

How old were you when you realized you had special abilities?

As a young child, probably around 4 years old, I was visited by a woman with white hair wearing a blue crinkly dress. I was very excited to tell my Mom about this woman who came in my room and spoke to me. Interestingly enough, my Mother knew exactly who she was because that spirit had made her presence known during a client’s reading the night before. It was then that my Mother realized that I had inherited her special abilities.

Did you work with your Mom?

I worked along side my Mother for many years. She helped guide and support me as I worked to understand my innate abilities. When I was 8 years old, I assisted her on psychic investigations by using psychometry—the ability to obtain information about an individual by touching his or her possessions. When I was 11, I worked alongside her and Hal Fillinger, a nationally recognized forensic pathologist, to help identify human remains in cold police cases. In my teenage years I did psychic readings over the telephone during my mother’s radio shows. As I grew up, I continued to collaborate with my mother until 1996 when I became a Nurse. Although I began a new career, I never stopped working with my Mother.

What is the difference between being a psychic and being a medium?

Not all psychics can communicate with those who have crossed over and not all mediums are able to do psychic readings for clients. Sometimes a person has one gift, or is double blessed with both abilities.

How can I get information about events?

You can find information about my events on my website (www.kymdurham.com), Facebook (Kym Durham Psychic Medium), and Twitter (@KymDurhamMedium) pages. If you are on my mailing list, you will be the first to receive information about upcoming events.

How do I schedule a session with Kym?

To schedule a session with Kym please call: 856-848-4580. You can also send an email to info@kymdurham.com. For more information you can fill out the information form on the “contact us” page.

Do I need to give Kym any personal information before the session?

No, you will not need to give Kym any information. You may be asked to email photos (for a phone reading) or bring photos or objects to certain sessions. However, it is not necessary to share any personal information about yourself or about those with whom you hope to connect.

Can I ask questions during private readings/phone readings?

You are certainly welcome to ask questions during your session. Kym also encourages you to write information down during sessions, in case you don’t want to ask a question that moment. However, it is important to understand that Kym does not retain information from sessions which is why she does not offer follow up questions after sessions or events.

When I make an appointment do I need to specify which type of reading I want (psychic or medium)?

No, you do not need to specify.

Can I ask follow up questions days, weeks, or months after a reading?

Unfortunately, Kym does not retain information she communicates during sessions. This makes if very difficult for her to answer any specific questions after sessions have concluded.

**Allergy Alert** Home Gallery Session

*Please note that Kym is highly allergic to cats. If there are cats present in the home, Kym will not be able to conduct a Home Gallery session in the house.

Can I record a private reading/phone reading?

Clients are allowed to use a recording device of their choice, and are able to record their session. However, if the recording becomes disruptive, Kym reserves the right to end the recording. Please note that Kym’s energy may effect the recording. There is no guarantee that the recording will capture the entire session.

How will I be contacted for a phone reading? What if I miss the call?

At your scheduled appointment time, Kym will call the number provided at the time of scheduling. If there is no answer, Kym will try calling back in 5 minutes. If you miss the call, the session will need to be rescheduled. This may result in loss of deposit/payment. *See “FAQ Policies/Procedures” for more information.

How should I prepare for a Home Gallery? Mediumship Circle? Private/Phone Reading?

Why do the participants have to be related for a Mediumship Circle?

Kym asks that people be directly related as it offers a better chance to connect with those who have crossed. Often, people who are related are looking to receive messages from the same individuals and it creates a better opportunity for specific spirits to step forward and deliver messages.

Do the participants have to be directly related for a Home Gallery or Spirit Circle?

No, the participants do not need to be directly related for a Home Gallery, Spirit Circle, or any other service (besides Mediumship Circle).

Is there a minimum age requirement for participants?

Kym always asks that parents use their discretion when it comes to children under the age of 16. Kym discusses material that is sensitive, and people may get emotional. This may be too much for children to process and understand.

Can I record a Mediumship Circle or Home Gallery?

Yes, both may be recorded, but audio only. Video recording is not permitted. Kym must be notified if you are recording, as she may be recording the event as well.

Can I bring food, snacks, or alcohol to a Mediumship or Spirit Circle?

At this time, Kym asks that no alcoholic beverages or food be brought in during readings.

Can I serve food, snacks, or alcohol at a Home Gallery?

You may serve food, snacks, and alcohol. However, Kym asks that no alcohol be served until the “half way” point of the mediumship session. It is important that participants begin the session with a clear and open mind.

Will you cleanse the house before the Home Gallery begins? Why?

Kym will often cleanse a space before she begins her mediumship. She does this to lift the energy of the home and create a positive space to allow energies to come forward.

Do we need to light candles?

No, you will not need to light candles. Kym will bring and light her own candles. She works within the “white light” and asks that all spirits who step forward do the same.

Is there a guarantee I will connect with whom I want?

Unfortunately there are no guarantees in this profession. Kym will deliver messages from those who step forward, however it may not be the individual you expected. It is important to have an open mind and to be receptive to the messages that are delivered during the session.

Why are the deposits non-refundable?

This is a unique business and last minute cancellations and/or no show appointments throw off Kym’s schedule. When this occurs, both time and energy are lost and it takes time slots away from individuals who are eager to speak with Kym.

If I have to change or reschedule an appointment, can I use the initial deposit?

You may only use your initial deposit if the changes are made within the allotted time frame prior to the scheduled appointment.

What if I want to reschedule my appointment for another date/time?

Kym understands that things happen and appointments may need to be cancelled or rescheduled. Due to the unique nature of Kym’s business it is important to review and understand the policies that are in place. Please review the FAQ Policies for specific details.

Why do I have to make my deposit at the time of scheduling?

Deposits are required at the time of scheduling in order to secure the date/time for your appointment. Deposits are made via credit or debit card over the phone at the time of scheduling.

What if I’m late for my appointment?

Kym prefers clients to be at her office at least 10-15 minutes before the scheduled session.  Kym will give you up to 10 minutes past the scheduled start time of your appointment. Any time past 10 minutes (late) will be time taken away from the session. The cost of the session will remain the same. Please call (856)-848-4580 to let Kym know that you are running late.

When is my deposit or balance due?

Your deposit is due no later than 3 days after your appointment has been scheduled. You will receive a confirmation email once your appointment is confirmed after the deposit it received. The remaining balance of your session will be due the day of your appointment.

Do you have both psychic and medium abilities?

Yes, I have both psychic and medium abilities. As a psychic I have the ability to transcend space and time. I can know things about an individual regarding details from their past, present, and future. As a medium, I am clairvoyant and have the ability to see those who have crossed over. I am clairsentient and can feel them and the way in which they crossed. I am also clairaudient, and can hear and communicate with what I like to call the – “Angels in the Outfield”.

Do you get tired after channeling “Angels in the Outfield?"

Yes, channeling spirit and communicating with those who have crossed can be quite draining, both physically and emotionally.

Did you always plan to take over the “family business?”

In 1996, I pursued a career as an orthopedic nurse. My experience with forensic pathology and anatomy lead me down that path. I truly enjoyed working as a nurse, but when I was injured at work, I had to face some difficult decisions. Looking back, I think taking over the family business was always in my plans, it just took me a little while to catch on.

Does your background in nursing help you as a psychic medium?

I believe that my background as a nurse makes me a better medium. Sometimes when the “Angels in the Outfield” speak to me they tap into my medical background and share medically relevant information about themselves or their loved ones. This helps me validate and deliver messages from those who have crossed.

What are some of the unique ways in which you have utilized your talents/abilities?

As a psychic medium I have been called to use my abilities in a variety of ways. I have worked with law enforcement agencies on cold cases, murder investigations,and multi-million dollar robberies. I have also been the resident medium for a bereavement group of parents who have lost a child.

What other services do you provide in addition to private readings and home gallery sessions?

In addition to private readings and home gallery sessions, I also do energy cleanses for homes and businesses, I provide phone readings, host mediumship circles, perform live mediumship events, and conduct paranormal investigations.

What are some reasons why a client may want to meet with you?

A client may want to meet with me for several reasons. They may want to connect with individuals who have crossed over. Additionally, they may have questions about family situations, career and financial decisions, relationships, personal decisions, etc.

How do I get onto your mailing list?

To join my mailing list, click the link on the homepage. Then, follow the instructions to sign up. As a part of my mailing list, you’ll be the first to hear about upcoming events!

How can I find more information about you and hear about upcoming events?

To hear about upcoming events you can browse www.kymdurham.com, join my mailing list, follow me on Twitter (@KymDurhamMedium), or visit me on Facebook (Kym Durham Psychic Medium) and my YouTube channel (Kym Durham Psychic Medium).

Are there assigned seats for the events or are they “open seating”?

Currently, events are considered “open seating” and seats are on a first come, first serve basis. However, this may change for future events.

Will I get a “ticket” for the event?

For some events you will get a “ticket,” that has a QR scanner code. Other times, your email confirmation is all you will receive. You will not get a ticket mailed to you. Once you have registered and paid, we will be able to check you in at the event. All you may need to bring is your ID.

Will I get a parking pass for the event?

You may receive a parking pass with your email confirmation. This will not always be the case, as it will depend on the location of the venue. Be sure to check your email for event details.

How can I prepare for a “Gallery Style” event like “Kym Durham: Live”?

Generally speaking, there is nothing you need to bring in order to prepare for the event. Kym asks that you come with an open mind and be open to receiving messages, even if she doesn’t speak directly to you. Sometimes spirits will step forward to deliver messages for more than one person. It is important to be present and open to this possibility.

Is everyone guaranteed a reading at a Gallery Event?

Although not everyone is guaranteed to receive a reading or message, many have shared that this can be a positive and enlightening experience that brings them peace and comfort.

Are the events filmed, recorded, or photographed?

Yes, yes, and yes! Most (not all) of the events will be filmed, photographed, and/or recorded.

Do you allow audience members to ask questions?

Sometimes there are a few minutes at the end of an event where Kym will open up the floor to specific members of the audience. This may be different for each event.

Is there a minimum age requirement for audience members?

There is no minimum age requirement for audience members, however Kym often speaks about sensitive subject matter, which may not be appropriate for young children. Please use digression when bringing children and have an adult accompany any person under the age of 18.

Can I record the event?

You may NOT record the event. If anyone is caught recording any part of the event, they will be asked to leave and surrender the footage they collected. There will be no refund of payment if this occurs.

What time do the doors open for the event?

Typically, doors open 30 minutes prior to the start time of all events. At this time you will be able to check in and choose your seat(s).

Are there drinks or snacks served at the event?

At this time, there are no snacks or drinks being served. This may change depending on the size and location of the event. Be sure to check the event details on Kym’s website for up to date information about events.

Is there a break during the event?

Since Kym asks that movement be limited during her mediumship, there is often a 10-15 minute break about half way through the event. This will depend on the length of the event. For longer events, there may be more than one break.

Are tickets available at the door?

Currently tickets are only available for purchase online. Smaller gallery style events sell out quickly. You may call, 856-848-4580, on the day of an event  (2 hours prior to start of the show) to find out if tickets are still available. Tickets sold at the door are often priced higher. There are no exceptions.

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