As a counselling service, the initial focus of the consultancy was to provide individuals and couples with practical skills and information to foster and maintain happy and functional relationships, within their contexts. During this time Ali enjoyed a good working relationship with the media, especially television, radio and magazines Over the years media exposure led to Ali advising, presenting and consulting with more than 20 000 people in South Africa and other areas of Africa; and working closely with male and female executives who sought assistance and practical support with their personal and business relational issues.
Ali realised there is a ‘silent pandemic’ of child abuse in SA, and that a very high percentage of the adult individuals she counselled, male and female, had been abused either emotionally, physically or sexually as children, casting a shadow on their lives and relationships, which often sadly became an inter-generational cycle of abuse within the family system that would impact on their lives for a lifetime and the generations to come.
Driven by her determination to make an impactful difference. Ali started a social investment arm to the consultancy where she was able to interact and engage with the SAPS, Pro.Bono.Org, Constitutional court, Children’s court, High Court, Family Court, Magistrates Court, Domestic Violence Court and Maintenance Court, sheriffs of the court, clerks of the court. Ali has spent the last 10 years networking, questioning and developing an understanding as to why state and civilian organisations are failing children and what can be done proactively and practically to make a difference in halting the immediate suffering of children and the inter-generational cycle of abuse.
Ali is the author of fictional and non-fictional books on recovery from childhood abuse and the secrets to successful relationships. Ali is also the author of The Survival Guide from Heartbreak and Toxic relationships which is a: free download on http://www.alimurray.co.za/wp-content/uploads/amrc-relationship-survival-guide-new-1.pdf
- Family Life Centre - 2010
- Family and Divorce Mediation 2010
- University of Sydney Australia 2008
- Graduate Certificate of Health - Counselling credits
- Medskill Training College 1998 – Cum Laude
- Basic Ambulance Assistant – Level 4
- University of the North 1997
- Certificate Basic Principles in Public Relations
- Tzaneen Technical College 1992
- Legal Secretary
- Roedean (SA) Matriculated 1991
Practice Number: CCSA. 0812