Domestic Violence & Abuse Training

Domestic Violence &
Abuse Training

ignition has been a leading provider of domestic violence & abuse training and consultancy since the late 1990s. Our work is informed by research and a gender inclusive perspective.

The Effective Action System

The Effective
Action System

An integrated suite of research-based Interventions, Training & Consultancy support for domestic violence & abuse work relating to abusive behaviour in intimate relationships.

Motivational Interviewing

Interviewing Training

MI is a person-centred approach to facilitating behaviour change, offering a psycho-social, functional analysis of what a particular behaviour actually does for an individual.

Applied Drama / Theatre Training

Applied Drama /
Theatre Training

ignition training in Experiential or 'action' techniques will equip staff with all the necessary skills and knowledge to feel confident in the use of the methods in their work.

Consultancy Services


Ignition bespoke consultancy packages combine expertise in Motivational Interviewing and communication, with facilitation of change and experiential learning techniques.

Expert Witness Service

Expert Witness

Dr Mark Farrall provides an Expert Witness risk assessment service for Family Court, where domestic violence & abuse has been alleged or found, in both public and private law.

Specialists in Domestic Violence
& Abuse Services and Training

Ignition was formed in 1997 to offer specialised training in the fields of healthcare, criminal justice and social care.

Since then the company has established an international reputation for expertise, effective and innovative training and programme development in our chosen specialisms of Domestic Violence & Abuse work, the behavioural change approach work of Motivational Interviewing and Applied Drama / Theatre.

We provide a broad portfolio of training, programmes and consultancy in the fields of Healthcare, Criminal Justice and Social Care, and in areas of fruitful cross-over, to voluntary and statutory, national and international clients.

We offer a range of programmes based around The Effective Action System which blends the respectful, humanistic, strengths-based approach of Motivational Interviewing, with the power of experiential methods of applied drama and theatre.

Our team are all highly skilled and respected practitioners and trainers in fields which include counselling, group work, supervision, substance misuse, behaviour change and creative theatre work with disadvantaged or challenging groups.

This is what we do in the real world to help our clients move forward. Here you will find a range of Case Studies highlighting our work and our approaches in the field of domestic violence and abuse.

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