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.
Lynne is a chartered and registered clinical psychologist in private practice, based in Surrey. She consulted for 13 years to a local authority therapeutic fostering project and sees children and young people for assessment and therapy.Her background is in Early Years and community psychology, adolescent residential care and NHS CAMHS.
Lynne has tutored on the doctorate course in clinical psychology at University College London and has written and reviewed for both media and professional publications.
Current professional interests include the importance of issues relating to attachment and trauma in working with children, and the application of the theory and practice of mentalisation. Lynne likes to divide her time between clinical practice and work in training and consultancy, supervises other psychologists and is a regular contributor to professional conferences. She is interested in anxiety and managing emotions within family relationships, and the impact of trauma on child development. For a time she also explored specific impacts of military life on family members and presented at the BPS Military Conference on two occasions.
- 2018–Present: Facilitation of reflective practice supervision groups for YMCA staff in Sussex
- 2007–Present: Registered Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Self-employed Provision of clinic based assessments and therapy for children and adolescents.
- 2007–2017: Consultant to Kent Social Services Therapeutic Fostering Partnership via The Ashwood Practice, Woking
- 2006–2010: Consultant to Cornerways Childrens Services
- 2004–2007: Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The Ashwood Practice, Surrey
- 1999–2004: Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CAMHS, S Bucks NHS
- 1997–1999: Principal Clinical Psychologist, Guys and Lewisham NHS Community Child Psychology Service
- 1997–1999: Clinical Tutor, Child Psychology, University College London
- 1993–1997: Clinical Child Psychologist, Community Child Psychology Service, Kensington and Chelsea NHS
- Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, 2012
- EMDR Practitioner Level 1 & Intermediate, EMDR International Association, 2008
- MSc Clinical Psychology, University College, London, 1993
- Chartered Psychologist, (C.Psychol.), British Psychological Society, 1993
- BSc (Hons) Human Psychology, Loughborough University, 1989
- “ Trainer was brilliant and explained things very easily ” Participant, Southampton – March 2015
- “ I learned so much from this one day and am looking forward to the next two sessions. ” Early Years practitioner, London – November 2013
- “ The course was very interesting and will really help how our staff team works... The information that we were given is key to how we work with babies, toddlers, and preschool children. ” Emily Porter, Suffolk – March 2013