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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 healing techniques in a grounded and holistic way in order to empower people to remember who they really are and connect to their true essence. As well as being Shamanically trained, I am also a Psychoanalytic/Mentalisation-Based Psychotherapist by background, specialising in severe and complex mental health issues and trauma (I am trained in several highly effective methods of reprocessing trauma - CRM®, DBR 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. I define trauma in terms of the impact upon the central nervous system as opposed to an external event - so what may be a trauma for one person may not necessarily be for someone else. In my opinion, simply by being human, you are likely to be carrying some sort of trauma that you may not even be aware of. 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 crisis/awakening several years ago, I was guided to leave my conventional Psychotherapy job and walk a Shamanic path. Since then I have been initiated into various 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. I have also completed courses with the respected UK Shamanic organisation The Sacred Trust. However, I am not affiliated with any particular tradition/school/approach and my main teacher throughout this process always been myself! As well as my Psychotherapy and Shamanic background I am also trained in Hypnotherapy (including Past Life Regression and Between Lives Therapy), Massage/Bodywork, Sound Healing, Energy Work and Astrology, 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. 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. Despite all my qualifications my learning process is not really an 'academic' one and 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 healing journey.

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My Specialisations

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

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

  • Trauma therapy - including CRM® (a unique and pioneering method of trauma reprocessing that bridges neurobiology and consciousness expansion); DBR (accessing the original trauma via the brainstem) and the BLAST Technique® (based on EMDR or eye movement desensitisation reprocessing);

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

  • Hypnotherapy - transforming deep unconscious patterns and 'programs';

  • Past/Present/Parallel/Future & Between Life Therapy - to dissolve blocks and obstacles originating from any point in the timeline and recover resources/gifts/talents etc; as well as visit the realm that you exist in between incarnations, where you can remember your experience of the afterlife, meet guides and ask questions about your soul's purpose etc.

  • Massage/bodywork - including Raynor Holistic Deep Tissue Massage (generally acknowledged as one of the most powerful forms of massage available today); Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage (based on the principle of 'loving awareness' through touch), and 4-Handed  'Dreamtime' Massage (a 3 hour extravaganza including sound healing, poetry and Cacao);

  • Sound Healing and Holistic Voice Therapy - to re-tune you back to your own unique, authentic 'vibration' or frequency;

  • Parts Therapy - where different,  perhaps conflicting aspects of your personality that may be creating issues for you are accessed and dialogued with and integrated;

  • Assemblage Point Realignment - for rebalancing your energy field;

  • Astrology - looking at how various archetypal and cosmic energies may be influencing your life;

  • Group work - including workshops, sound baths and Cacao ceremonies (both sound baths and Cacao ceremonies can also be done 1-1 or for private groups).

Please click on the 'Services/Prices' 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 Healing, which I don't believe can be done effectively online)  - can be done online/long distance, or in the comfort of your own home. 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/T&Cs section before the consultation process to make sure you are aware of my terms and conditions. 

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

  • Low self-esteem

  • Trauma

  • Addictions

  • Family issues

  • Ancestral/lineage/generational issues

  • Stuck/repetitive patterns of behaviour

  • Fears and phobias

  • Money problems

  • Job difficulties

  • Recurrent bad luck

  • Stagnant/negative energy in houses/offices/buildings and geopathic land stress

  • ‘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, pain, inflammation, chronic tension, circulatory issues, postural problems, sciatica/trapped nerves, digestive issues, skin problems such as acne and eczema.

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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