We offer trauma informed trainings for social care & mental health front line helping professionals
& psycho-educational healing programs for service users.
Our psycho-educational & spiritually sensitive wellbeing programs are tailored for persons living with the affects of complex trauma. Our trainings are for professionals working with said members of the community.
Inspired by the ancient Adinkra symbols linked to the Ashanti people of Ghana West Africa, AYA (pronounced eye-ah), represents the Fern; a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places.
AYA is the symbol of endurance, independence, defiance against difficulties, hardiness, perseverance & resourcefulness
(W. Bruce Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary).
At Aya Training & Development, we believe that time heals within a mental and spiritual system of
processing & understanding.
With this healing comes personal & spiritual growth.
As AYA represents endurance, resourcefulness and the ability to withstand many adversities, our healing programs & professional development trainings aim to support persons develop resourceful lifestyles, sustainable well-being coping strategies & improved professional trauma informed care.
We acknowledging the many adversities & hard times that have been overcome by the people we aim to support.
Our focus areas are:
We provide Complex Trauma Mental Health (CTMH) consultancy, trainings & well-being psychoeducational programs for professionals & service users, to aid healing, resilience and rehabilitation.
At Aya Training & Development, we are dedicated to providing high-quality services to professionals & service users. We believe that life-long learning is the key to success, and we are committed to helping our participants reach their full potential.
We develop & deliver bespoke packages to meet various organizational needs within our CTMH series.
Services are provided UK nationwide & internationally.
Founded by Beverley J Weston,
Founder Director of
ACIT is a therapeutic approach as well as a personal & professional developmental skill, aimed to influence & adapt cultural-ethnic-racial mentalities.
ACIT is an integration of euro-centric theoretical approaches & Afrikan-centred principles, philosophy and humility focused thinking; through a
trauma informed lens.
The approach was developed to bridge the curriculum gaps in mainstream core counselling, psychology & social care training to contribute towards better post qualifying trauma informed cultural competencies.
We have 3 streams within our ACIT series:
Beverley J Weston, MA. is a NCPS accredited & experienced complex trauma informed intercultural psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, mentor, presenter & trainer. She holds a masters degree in psychotherapy & is the 'Founding Mother' of the ACIT approach.
Beverley J Weston is also the Founder-Director of Mabadiliko Intercultural Therapy CIC a grassroots Not For Profit group private practice specializing in delivering culturally sensitive & spiritually inclusive talking therapies.
Beverley identifies as an expert by experience & is passionate about supporting service users on their healing journey's & upskilling professionals, so they can better support service users heal from complex trauma.