Denise Litchfield is an experienced ghost whisperer – she helps spirits “move on” and trains others how to use their psychic abilities.
“It’s not something where you go I’m going to be a ghost whisperer, that’s just not how it happens.
“It’s usually just something that happens out of an ability that you have already, that’s already present,” said Denise Litchfield.
The 56-year-old says she has always seen spirits and it was so normal that she can’t even remember the first time it happened.
“As a kid I was terrified of the dark, but it wasn’t the dark, it was the things in the dark,” she said.
From her experience as a ghost whisperer she has found children are very in-tune with the spirit world.
Albert, 3, told his mother there was a woman in his room. Image supplied.
"When children see things in the dark, or they scared of the cupboard door being open, or they think there's a monster under the bed - it's not monsters. It's just that they don't know what they are."
"Psychic kids are a very real thing," said Litchfield.
She believes children "haven't been clouded by the rational mind" and their "beautiful sensitives" have not been quashed by adults.
Litchfield recently helped a Sydney family get rid of a ghost that was bothering their three-year-old son, Albert.
Albert's non-believer parents decided to accept Litchfield's help because their son - who normally talked about cars and trucks - had repeatedly told them there was a woman in his bedroom who screamed at him.
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"I was at the top of the staircase facing Albert's bedroom and he was sitting on the bottom step on the bottom of the stairs. I was tuning into this lady and I felt Albert tuning into the whole procedure.
"We weren't saying anything, I was - in my mind - talking to this spirit and telling her - 'hey, did you know you were dead' and that kind of thing and once she stopped freaking out and suddenly realised where she was in time - it was like she was waking up from a dream."
This is Litchfield's process. She has conversations with spirits to help them move on and she says "other spirits come and help the one that needs to go back home". She says in this case the ghost's mother came to help.
"As soon as she came and saw her mum the whole energy lightened up in the house and she went. Just at that point Albert, who was sitting down the bottom of the stairs said: 'It's alright now Mum we can stay, she's gone.'
"I didn't say a thing and that was awesome bit, because not only did that ratify that I wasn't just talking to someone in my head, it also meant that he was tuning in."
Denise's dog used to help her with her work. Image supplied.
Litchfield teaches psychic development and says she can train anyone but students need to be genuinely interested.