Daren DeWitt

About the author

Daren DeWitt is a qualified trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) working in London, the UK and internationally.

In the year 2000, whilst working as community and workplace mediators and conflict resolution trainers, Daren and Anna Finlayson came across Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and realised the profound paradigm shift it offers to our world – from a ‘power over’ approach based on analysing and judging others, to a ‘partnership’ approach based on deep listening and empathy.  Over the following six years, they trained with Marshall Rosenberg, the originator of Nonviolent Communication and founder of the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC).

Daren and Anna are now leading NVC trainers in the UK, and run an extensive public programme of foundation and post foundation trainings in NVC.

The combination of their experience in the areas of conflict resolution, mediation and nonviolent communication leaves them uniquely placed to support organisations, businesses and individuals to deal with conflict in a variety of forms. They have brought the NVC process to many different fields including high level coaching companies, local government sector departments, campaigning organisations, schools, as well as coaching for individuals and couples.

Some recent clients

  • ACAS
  • NHS – East London and the City
  • Newbold Revel Prison Service
  • Richmond Fellowship
  • SI Group
  • Ministry for Peace
  • London Borough of Newham Youth Offending Team
  • First choice...
  • The Big Lottery
  • Interfaith Network
  • RNIB
  • Mind in Camden
  • Brampton Manor Secondary School
  • Ask Wiltshire
  • Clerkenwell Medical Practice
  • Adlers Jewellers
  • Kids Inspire


Areas of expertise

  • Nonviolent communication
  • Training, mediation, coaching
  • Conflict resolution training
  • Mediation for the workplace
  • Gender issues in the workplace
  • Relationship coaching