Each of our associates has years of excellence in practice, using the theory and research that underpins our training and consultancy to inform their own work.
They come from a variety of backgrounds: foster care, early years, teaching, therapy, social work, psychology, health and justice. Many of them have moved between disciplines, as their interests have taken them in different directions. What they all offer is a wealth of practical experience, both in direct work with vulnerable people, and in sharing their knowledge and wisdom with others.
Interested in becoming an associate?
If you have a commitment to sharing transformative knowledge with those who work with children and families, and experience of training or consultancy as well as direct work, then becoming an associate with KCA may appeal.
For more information or to express your interest, please contact us. We will then review your CV, discuss your experience and explore the potential for working together.
Annie qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2006, having started as an Assistant Psychologist in 2001. Annie has spent most of her working life in the NHS but more recently she has set up her own private practice. She has worked in a range of settings from paediatric and adult health, adult psychiatric inpatient and outpatient and finally specialising in child and adolescent mental health. Her work has included offering individual and family therapy to young people and their parents/carers, running Attachment based parent/carers groups and offering training to health professionals. Annie also runs workshops applying psychological theory to businesses and universities.
Annie is registered with the HCPC and is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society.
Annie is also a mother of 3.
- 2013–Present: Clinical Psychologist - Private Practice
- 2012–2015: Clinical Psychologist - CAMHs Mendip
- 2009–2010: Paediatric Clinical Psychologist for Cystic Fibrosis & Chronic Respiratory Teams
- 2007–2008: Clinical Psychologist for Adult In-patient unit & CMHT
- 2006–2006: Lecturer, Trinity & All Saints College and University of Huddersfield
- 2003–2006: Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Leeds
- 2003–2006: Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training - Learning disabililities training - Intensive Interaction Training (6 months)
- 2003–2006: Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training - Child and Family Unit CAHMS team - Specialist Placement (12 months)
- 2003–2006: Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training - 0-5 years Team - Child Placement (6 months)
- 2003–2006: Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training - Split placement, Bradford: Primary Care therapy service - Adult Placement (6 months)
- 2003–2006: Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training - Older Adult Placement (6 months)
- 2001–2003: Assistant Psychologist, St.Thomas' Hospital
- 1999–2000: HR Analyst, Andersen Consulting
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Leeds, 2006
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Distinction), Royal Holloway, University of London, 2001
- MA in Archaeology and Anthropology, Jesus College, Cambridge University, 1999
- Exploring beliefs & practices of opioid prescribing for persistent non-cancer pain by general practitioners – European Journal of Pain, 11(1):93-8, 2007
- “ Superbly relevant and useful and underpins my whole teaching ethos. ” Teacher, Worcestershire – September 2018