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Meet Phoenix Dancing With Crow

Hi! My name is Anouska Madden - also known as Phoenix Dancing With Crow.


My aim is to integrate a wide variety of therapeutic techniques in a grounded and holistic way in order to empower people to remember who they really are when they are able to flow in alignment with their own innate, natural state of well-being.


As well as being Shamanically trained, I am also a Psychoanalytic/Mentalisation-Based Psychotherapist by background, specialising in severe and complex mental health issues. I am also trained in several highly effective, neurophysiologically anchored methods of reprocessing trauma - CRM®, Brainspotting and BLAST®. I choose to focus largely on trauma as I believe that trauma is usually what causes us to disconnect from self/other/spirit. The methods I use all go far beyond trauma reprocessing and can also be used to enhance creativity, inner resources and consciousness expansion. In addition to specific trauma modalities I have many years of experience of conducting both group and 1-1 Psychotherapy sessions, including 10 years in the NHS and nearly 20 years working in Therapeutic Communities, where I spent time as a Residential/'live in' Therapist.

Following my own 'spiritual emergency' several years ago, I was guided to leave my conventional Psychotherapy job and learn many different ways of helping people, including how other cultures do things. Since then I have been initiated into various indigenous traditions across the world including the African tradition of Bwiti in Gabon. I have also undergone an intensive Shamanic apprenticeship under the tutelage of an Ecuadorian Quechua Shaman which led me to the depths of the Amazon rainforest. I was privileged to return to the Amazon again, this time in Peru, to serve my Kambo Practitioner apprenticeship under the guidance of the Kambo Naturista School. 

As well as my Psychotherapy and Shamanic background I am also trained in Hypnotherapy, Bodywork (including Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Raynor Massage) and Sound Therapy, amongst other techniques. Human beings - particularly those who live in the 'urban jungle' of the Western world, where the causes of 'dis-ease' are often multi-layered - are quite complicated (or perhaps it would be more true to say we often over-complicate ourselves!), and this gives me the advantage of being able to work with my clients on many levels and to address root causes rather than just symptoms. Unlike many other therapists and spiritual facilitators my approach is to work from the 'bottom-up', rather than 'top-down' i.e. building a sense of safe embodiment and strong foundations first and only then moving to more cognitive insights and spiritual expansion - as opposed to the other way around. As the saying goes, 'the deeper the roots, the greater the fruits'.


I am always trying to develop and learn new things but the real skill lies in weaving everything together in a creative way and often coming to a place of simplicity. Ultimately, the methods I use are really just all different ways of helping people to 'digest' their experience of existing. Despite all my qualifications I am not affiliated with any particular tradition/school/approach and my learning process is not really an 'academic' one. My main teacher has always been myself, my relationship with others and life! All the treatments I offer are ones that I have been guided to learn through my own direct experience as a result of the life changing impact that they have had on me and my own personal well-being journey.

My Specialisations

In order to treat people in the most holistic way I specialise in a number of different treatments including:

  • Trauma Therapy - including CRM® (a unique and pioneering method of trauma reprocessing that bridges neurobiology and consciousness expansion); Brainspotting and the BLAST Technique® (both of which utilise eye movements to access the deep parts of the brain where trauma is held);

  • Shamanic Work and Shamanic Psychotherapy - integrating ancient spiritual wisdom from across the world with Western 'talking therapy';

  •  Kambo - the secretion of Amazonian tree frog Phyllomedusa bicolor, used for its numerous medicinal properties;

  • Hypnotherapy - transforming deep unconscious patterns and 'programs', enhancing creativity/skills/abilities/performance/confidence;

  • Past/Present/Parallel/Future & Between Life Therapy - to dissolve blocks and obstacles originating from any point in the timeline (which may be understood as real or metaphorical), gain insight and recover resources/gifts/talents etc;

  • Bodywork - including Cranio-Sacral Therapy (a form of therapeutic touch that helps to settle the central nervous system, enabling the body's innate life force and intelligence to flow naturally) and Raynor Holistic Deep Tissue Massage (generally acknowledged as one of the most powerful forms of massage available today); 

  • Sound Therapy  - great for relaxation and 're-tuning' one's system back into a state of increased balance, coherence and well-being;

  • Assemblage Point Realignment - for rebalancing your energy field;

  • Group work - including workshops and sound baths.

Please click on the 'Services/Prices/Agreement&Understanding' box on the menu above to bring up the drop down menu (on mobile phones you will need to click the small arrow hidden away at the side of box) to find out more about the specific types of treatment I offer. I see clients who are located all over the world and many of these things - with the exception, of course, of those that require physical touch or contact such as massage and Kambo (and Sound Therapy, which I don't believe can be done effectively online)  - can be done online/long distance. However, my studio in North London has been designed to be a sanctuary and many of my clients report that they experience being in the space as beneficial.

Free Consultation process:

I am aware that it may feel confusing and overwhelming to decide what is the best option for you; hence, I offer a free preliminary telephone consultation (usually about 45 mins long) where you can discuss your needs with me and together we can decide which type of treatment might be most suitable. The consultation process is in itself helpful and many people experience it as a form of treatment in itself. Sometimes I may recommend a treatment that you did not originally have in mind, so try and be open minded! The aim will always be to find the most economical and effective treatment option. However, the final decision is of course always up to you and there is absolutely no obligation or pressure to book anything with me following the consultation.

When you fill in the initial contact from please give a brief summary of what you would like help with so I can decide if a consultation is appropriate for you.


Please check out my Services/Prices/Agreement & Understanding (T&Cs) section to make sure you are on board before booking a consultation!

Common areas covered include:

  • Power loss

  • Lack of direction

  • Low motivation

  • Energy imbalances

  • Compulsive behaviours

  • Negative thinking

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Sleep problems

  • Eating issues

  • Anxiety

  • Sexual issues

  • Fertility problems

  • Shyness

  • Lack of confidence

  • Depression

  • Inhibition

  • Blocked self-expression/voice

  • Blocked creativity

  • Performance issues (e.g. sports, acting, musical skills)

  • Low self-esteem

  • Trauma

  • Addictions

  • Family issues

  • Ancestral/lineage/generational issues

  • Stuck/repetitive patterns of behaviour

  • Fears and phobias

  • Money problems

  • Job difficulties

  • ‘Psycho-Somatic’ issues or conditions with no apparent medical cause

  • Physical conditions such as arthritis, allergies, infections, parasites, viruses, hormonal imbalances, Lyme's Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, pain, inflammation, chronic tension, circulatory issues, postural problems, sciatica/trapped nerves, digestive issues, skin problems such as acne and eczema.


Recently I went through one of the darkest times of my life and was constantly having suicidal thoughts. I randomly came across Anouska’s instagram page and felt a magnetic force to randomly message her just to talk. It was a HUGE cry for help. I’m crying right now because she didnt just help me. She guided me through so much without even having had any sort of treatment from her at this point and not once did I feel she tried to sell me something, but genuinely tried to help. Although I was sceptical she made me feel so at home I suggested I wanted to try a distance healing session with her.
I have no invested interest here and am not being paid to write this but from that one session, I felt something huge shift within me.
I actually felt so happy that day after ages. I truly started to come back to myself. I felt my power all start flying back to me and I felt attachments I no longer needed release. I am now feeling more confident of my own divine power and my own path. I feel MUCH less anxiety and pretty much went from severely depressed to not depressed at all over night. I actually feel my ancestors dancing behind me nowadays and genuinely feel angels, spirit guides and archangels around me all the time more than ever!
Seriously for everyone if you feel called to her work, defo get on to this truly divine light worker who actually cares about your healing more than your money!!! Her work is worth more than we could pay her anyway. She knows her stuff inside out and MORE. Pure magic.

S.R., Manchester
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