Ali Burnard

Ali Burnard

PG Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy

Accreditation: Pre-accredited
Code of Ethics: IAHIP
Telephone No: 087 6452227
Address Private Practice in Limerick City

Description of Work and Background:

From an early age, I've had a strong and enduring passion for meditation/personal development, nature and spirituality. I was born in England and came to Ireland in the early 90's, drawn to the wildness of the land here. This started a transformative ball rolling in terms of living in nature and working with various therapists and showed me first-hand the power of entering into therapeutic relationship.
I trained & worked as a group facilitator for Concerned Persons in an Addiction Treatment Centre. It was here I realised the deep fulfilment I felt from working with others in the service of accessing different ways of responding to life rather than the repetitive painful loops we can sometimes find ourselves in. I attended an Ecotherapy course (on how to access the healing power of wild places) and also around this time I started working with a Gestalt therapist and realised I wanted to work with people in nature. I graduated from the I.G.C. in 2016. During this time I began teaching Meditation and Mindfulness; my Gestalt training supports me in exploring effective ways to offer what I have learned from a lifetime's Practice. Most importantly, Gestalt teaches me the blessing of a non-judgemental attitude, appreciating ALL aspects of myself and by extension to others and what they bring to the session. As I practice being with 'what is', my clients can absorb new ways to be with themselves; ones which raise self-awareness, understanding and engender self-compassion. Making choices and acting from these places creates a fuller, more vital way of living. I am available to teach meditation, bring people to Nature and see clients one-to-one.