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The Familia Team

We are Amanda and Ashley, a mother and daughter team, committed to supporting parents and other family members to help make the best arrangements for children after separation. 

Amanda has been a full-time professional McKenzie Friend since 2012, and has built a solid reputation as one of the best in her field.  Travelling to courts all over the UK, she has helped to assist hundreds of parents, grandparents and their children.  Previously to this she ran the helpline for Reunite Child Abduction Centre and worked as a clerk for a family lawyer where she developed a passion for assisting families.

Ashley is an experienced professional McKenzie Friend with a degree in Psychology and Criminology.  During her studies she developed a keen interest in attachment theory and now applies this knowledge and passion to the work she does.  As a McKenzie Friend she has assisted many parents through the Court system, as well as numerous extended family members such as grandparents, aunts and uncles. She also works as a Family Support worker, providing contact supervision for families, often in cases with high levels of hostility.