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.

Steve Russell

Steve has always had a curiosity about, and compassion for, those youngsters who are on the margins. This led him to specialise as a behaviour support teacher, a role he loved but also led to some frustrations as he felt that he was being 'parachuted in' to 'fix naughty kids'. He soon realised the limitations of this way of working and encouraged schools to adopt a more systemic and integrative approach to engaging and supporting these youngsters. He has since developed a strong reputation for providing high quality professional development and supervision for adults who can find themselves confused, bewildered and sometimes colliding with the children and young people in their care.

Steve now works as an interdependent consultant, coach and trainer, working with schools and other settings to help them make better sense of not only the youngsters' behaviour but their own. He draws heavily upon Transactional Analysis and Solution-Focused thinking to help empower people to make changes that will improve their wellbeing, promote sustainable change and increase their effectiveness, both professionally and personally.