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AVA training is delivered by our expert staff and a number of freelance specialists.

Dr. Roxane Agnew-Davies – C.Psychol, AFBPsS
Roxane is a chartered psychologist, a full member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is a clinician specialising in trauma and experiential therapy and has particular expertise in helping practitioners develop skills and techniques that can further improve their practice.

Linda Finn
Linda is a qualified nurse and health visitor. She has been coordinator of the Community Group programme for children exposed to domestic abuse since 2003. This project won the LGC award for innovation in 2006. She has developed an anger management programme for children aged 5 -11 years.

Cath Kane
Cath is a qualified Community Education worker and has worked directly with women and young people affected by violence and abuse for over 20 years. She has been the Domestic Violence/Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategic lead officer in 3 London boroughs. She is a Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) chair and trainer; delivering the Home Office Commissioned training to DHR chairs across England in 2013.

Amanda Middleton
Initially trained as a psychologist in dual diagnosis in Australia, Amanda has been working alongside young people, substance users and women for many years. She delivers individual and group therapeutic work as well as numerous training courses for practitioners.

Martine Renoux – Dip Psych, MA, UKCP Reg.
Martine is an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. In 1998 she trained in the Response Based Approach with Allan Wade and worked closely with him to develop an in depth understanding in the use of the approach. She is the author of www.rapeisnotsex.com aiming to help victims of rape and which has been distributed to key people within the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.