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Shamanic Practitioner and Arts Counsellor

About Ali

As an experienced therapist, I’m still fascinated by each client’s authentic process and courage to welcome transformation, self-development and awareness.

It’s an honour for me to be able to support and facilitate each client on their own personal and artistic journey (wherever that takes us) towards recovery and balance once more.

Ali trained as a Transpersonal Arts Counsellor at Tobias School of Therapeutic Arts in East Grinstead. She has worked in private practice since 2018 and is MBACP registered. She is a trained Shamanic Practitioner of Andean energy medicine with a lineage from the Q’ero nation in the High Andes and a teacher of this tradition. She runs a Medicine Wheel programme and offers regular shamanic and creative workshops, ceremonies and healing sessions to her community.

Ali trained with the Four Winds society in 2008 and has completed all three “paths” of the tradition with her teachers Juan and Ivan Nuñez del Prado and once with Joan Parisi Wilcox. In addition, she has undergone additional training and received transmissions (karpays) with Elizabeth B Jenkins in Wales.

Ali is also a Moving Mandala Facilitator, a programme developed by Nancy Dancing Light. This programme uses sacred geometry as a tool for healing and transformation for ourselves and the earth. She facilitates women’s circles, offers creative retreats, as well as an 8 week Moving Mandala Programme. As an Arts Counsellor, she works with clients 1:1 in her sustainable Eco lodge, as well as in a Therapeutic College for Special Needs. She’s an artist and enjoys working with natural colours and textiles.

I have experience working with adults and children who have suffered a wide range of conditions such as trauma, terminal illness, learning difficulties and special needs, loss, eating disorders, anxiety and depression. Please contact me if you have any questions.

I’m also a qualified teacher, holding up to date DBS checks and public liability insurance. As an exhibiting textile artist – creating wall hangings and ready to wear art garments – I have great appreciation of the creative process and can’t imagine a life without it.

My therapy practice is based upon the foundation of building a clear, safe container with my client. Then, during the sessions we can allow a deep, non-judgemental listening space to unfold. Shamanic work can also help to track the root of an issue and clear it. When we can take the time to strengthen and bring balance on a soul level, through the creative therapeutic process, anything can happen! I would like everyone to have the opportunity of living a happier, more peaceful life.

How do I teach?

I want to give you as much of an authentic experience of these amazing teachings as possible through online (recorded) Zoom calls, films, printed resources and individual support where necessary. I am a trained teacher, with a background in the arts and teaching craft. I like to invite you to use as many of our senses as possible when teaching/learning. I want you to have fun and learn to trust what your body is telling you. Ultimately, my aim is for you to really step into your power and use your intuition with this powerful work and to fly like an eagle at the end of our time together. This is a non judgemental, confidential and safe space that you are stepping into. Honouring my teachers

The core elements of the Tradition that I am offering in this programme were passed onto me initially by the current living masters of the Tradition Juan and Ivan Nuñez del Prado and later by other great contemporary teachers, Joan Parisi Wilcox, Elizabeth B Jenkins, Alberto Villoldo and Chris Waters.

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