our associates

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.

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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.

Jo McAndrews

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Jo is a therapist, trainer and consultant who is held in particular regard for her direct work with children and families experiencing change such as divorce and bereavement. She has been designing and delivering courses for the last sixteen years broadly focused around people and communication skills. Over the last three years, Jo has worked more consistently in the field of attachment, trauma and secondary trauma.

Bringing her psychotherapy training to bear, Jo facilitates training for practitioners and carers that allows them to explore the ways in which their work with vulnerable children has left them exposed to secondary trauma. She delivers training that promotes resilience, enabling them to develop their skills and awareness to increase their work satisfaction.