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.
Sally has spent the last 13 years as Manager of Home-Start, a St. Albans based charity working to support vulnerable and disadvantaged families. Sally has also worked as a Trainer for the national organisation, Home-Start UK.
Prior to this, Sally worked as a freelance Dramatherapist with a variety of client groups including children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and as a parenting programme co-ordinator. Sally has considerable experience in assessing families, training and supervising home-visiting volunteers who visit families and offer support in times of stress. Sally also has experience of working with complex families.
Sally has gained a deep understanding of the complexity of human behaviour and suffering which has enabled her to develop practice approaches which are effective with the most challenging and psychologically compromised clients. Sally is passionate about the importance of helping and supporting parents to give their babies and children the best possible start in life.
Sally lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and labrador, Millie and enjoys spending time with her two grown up children and four grandchildren. Sally also enjoys walking, theatre and music.
- 2005–2014: Trainer, Home-Start, national
- 2001–2014: Manager, Home-Start, Hertfordshire
- 1998–2001: Community Parenting Programme Co-Ordinator, Hertfordshire
- 1994–2001: Dramatherapist and Family Centre Worker, Hertfordshire
- 1986–1999: Press and Public Relations Officer, National Pharmaceutical Association, Hertfordshire
- Certificate in Teaching and Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) FHEQ Level 4, University of Central Lancashire, 2012
- Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership, University of Hertfordshire, 2010
- Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS), University of Central Lancashire, 2009
- Post Graduate Diploma in Dramatherapy, University of Hertfordshire, 1992
- BA Diploma in Theatre, Manchester Polytechnic Faculty of Art & Design, 1974
- Lost in Transitions! - Transitions in the Early Years (working with children and families) ed Lyn Trodd (Chapter 10) – Sage Publications Ltd, 2013
- “ I cannot think of any ways that this course could be improved. I found it so useful and really opened me up to children's behaviours and brain. FANTASTIC DAY!! Thank you. ” Annamarie Finn, Family Worker, Luton – May 2018
- “ The training was extremely useful and enabled me to reflect on my interaction with parents and children. It also gave me an insight into the brain development and an effective way to share with parents too. ” Shamimara Khanom, Early Intervention, Family Support, Tower Hamlets – March 2018
- “ I found this training very useful and very inspiring thank you! ” Participant, Lincolnshire – December 2017
- “ This was one of the best courses that I have been on and have already recommended it to others. Understanding children's behaviours is very challenging, but to understand how their brain works, makes understanding the reasons behind their behaviours so much clearer ” Rebecca McKie, Lincolnshire – November 2017
- “ Superb, a real treat. ” Customer, Nottinghamshire – February 2016
- “ Her presentation was full of wisdom and humour which kept everyone engaged throughout the session. ” Participant, Luton – January 2016