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.
Christina is a child and family psychotherapist specialising in work with attachment and trauma issues. In the latter part of her nursing career and since leaving nursing to become a therapist, she has worked as a free-lance trainer within the social care sector. Christina is particularly skilled in making complex theoretical concepts accessible and practical. She is motivated by the belief that in order to tackle the growing levels of mental health and emotional wellbeing problems within our communities, we need to equip practitioners across all disciplines with skills in trauma informed practice.
Outside of her work with KCA, Christina has a private psychotherapy and supervision practice where she provides Psychotherapy for children, parents and undertakes whole family work. She also delivers clinical supervision and reflective practice to both qualified therapists and trainee psychotherapists, as well as youth & key workers.
- 2015–Present: Freelance child and family psychotherapist and trainer
- 2006–2015: Child & Family Psychotherapist & Training Manager, Kids Company, London
- 2000–2007: Child Psychotherapy, various education settings, London
- 2000–2004: Voluntary Work - Childline, A Place To Be, Kids Company, parent support groups, London
- 2002–2003: NHS Direct - Mental Health Project Lead, London
- 1987–2000: General Nursing
- Introduction to Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), The Skills Development Service, London, 2013
- Attachment & Psychopathology, Tavistock Centre, London, 2011
- EMDR Training (L1 & L2), London, 2009
- MA Integrative Child Psychotherapy, Institute of Arts in Therapy & Education, London, 2006
- Diploma in Family Therapy, Institute of Psychiatry, London, 2000
- BSc Psychology, University of Greenwich, London, 1999
- Nursing (RGN), Richmond Hospital School of Nursing, Dublin, Ireland, 1987
- “ Wonderful trainer, great content, I felt it really resonated with me on a personal and professional level and I can't wait to put the learning into practice ” Cath Pithouse, Barnardo's Scotland – June 2018
- “ Christina Enright was very enthusiastic and motivating and inspiring. ” Josephina Walker, Tower Hamlets – March 2018
- “ Really enjoyed the training. Christina Enright was very knowledgeable and had very good teaching skills. ” Participant, Hertfordshire – February 2018
- “ I will be able to use the Five to Thrive ideas with mothers who are suffering with mental health difficulties, enable them to address babies needs even if they can't always address their own. There are ways that even a poorly mother can help with the development of a babies brain. ” Faye Jerram, Hertfordshire – February 2018
- “ I feel more confident to explain the benefits of five to thrive to the families I work with. ” Cathryne Hildreth, Hertfordshire – December 2017
- “ I felt that the trainer (Christina Enright) was captivating - her voice was very soothing and she engaged the group really well. ” Participant, Hertfordshire – November 2017
- “ Christina was an amazing, enthusiastic, knowledgeable trainer. Her knowledge was fantastic and her ability to communicate was second to none. Highly recommend her training! ” Participant – May 2017
- “ Brilliant training. Really interesting. The facilitator really knew the subject matter and answered all questions really well. ” Participant, East of England – January 2017
- “ Christina Enright was excellent at delivering the training. She was fully equipped with loads of knowledge, helpful prompts and great willingness to talk and answer questions. ” Vishali Patel, Hertfordshire – November 2016
- “ Attachment directly affects behaviour and this is where there are a lot of issues for families at the minute. Through providing them with this knowledge they can understand why their children behave the way they do. Awareness of attachment theory from birth can help to improve parent child relationships from the start which will have positive impacts throughout their life. Parents can make more informed choices about what activities they allow their children to engage in when they know how certain things such as computers impact on brain development. Knowledge is power and we can give this to families. ” Lauren Gray, Barnardo's – October 2016
- “ I now feel confident to provide some understanding to parents of the impact of difficult life experiences on their children's brain development and function, and thereby help them to understand aspects of their children's behaviour and teach strategies to assist them. ” Participant, Belfast – October 2016
- “ The trainer was excellent and very inspiring ” Roisin O'Neill, Barnardo's – June 2016
- “ Fantastic presenter, well organisied, left feeling very enthusastic about the course and principles. ” Ann-Marie Faughey, East of England – March 2016
- “ The trainer immediately made me feel comfortable. The information was interesting and clearly explained. Any questions asked were all thoroughly answered and never rushed. ” Participant, East of England – February 2016
- “ Very well delivered and applied to practice. The use of visual diagrams was very helpful. ” Karen Smith, Health Visitor, Northamptonshire – March 2015