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.
Joy Hasler is founder and a Director of Catchpoint Consultancy CIC, a registered Adoption Support Agency. Catchpoint are a specialist therapeutic agency offering therapy, support and training for everyone involved with children in adoptive or foster families who have experienced early trauma. Joy has pioneered an approach that works in partnership with parents and carers and the community around the child. The therapy follows a trauma recovery model with an attachment focus.
Joy has experience of organising projects from start to finish, including fund raising. She has a working understanding of group work processes and is a pioneer in the field of therapy with adoptive families. She has experience of making things happen.
Joy's personal experience of fostering and adoption, alongside her training as a teacher and music therapist, gives her exceptional insight into her professional field of work – therapy with adopted children and their families.
- 2001–Present: Director, Catchpoint Consultancy CIC, National
- 1999–2001: Music Therapist (p/time), Keys Attachment Centre, Rawtenstall, Lancashire
- 1994–2001: Music Therapist, Private Practice with adoptive families
- 1997–1999: Training Officer (p/time), Adoption UK, National
- 1994–1997: Music Therapist (p/time), Frogmore Opportunity Playgroup, Chippenham
- 1992–1997: Music Teacher in EBD school (p/time), Bristol Education Authority, Bristol
- 1987–1992: Supply teaching, Bristol Education Authority, Bristol
- 1974–1975: Primary school teaching (p/time), Birmingham Education Authority, Birmingham
- 1973–1974: Residential Child Care (p/time), Birmingham Social Services, Birmingham
- NVQ Level 5 Business Management, Bristol City College, 2011
- MA Arts Therapy (Music), University of Surrey, Roehampton, 2004
- ALCM Associate Diploma, London College of Music, 1994
- Diploma in Music Therapy, Bristol University, 1993
- Certificate of Education, Westhill College of Education, Birmingham, 1973
- Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017
- Chapter - 'A piece of the Puzzle: Music Therapy with Looked After Teenagers and their Carers' in 'Music Therapy with Children and their Families' – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
- Living and Loving with Traumatised Children – BAAF, 2006
- Illustrations - 'Next Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts' – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000
- Illustrations - 'First Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts' – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999
- “ Joy was a knowledgeable and engaging trainer. The staff team trusted her due to her obvious relevant experience and commitment to supporting vulnerable children. Part-time staff who do not normally work in the afternoons decided to stay for the whole training! It was a great start to the year. ” Participant, London – January 2016