Meet 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.

Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts

Brian is an independent consultant and trainer on supporting vulnerable and traumatised children and young people.

Christina Enright

Christina is a child and family psychotherapist specialising in work with attachment and trauma issues.

Debbie Koroma

Debbie has over 30 years' experience working with disadvantaged families, children and young people in public and voluntary organisations at local, regional, national and international levels.
Felicia Wood

Felicia Wood

Prior to her current role as associate trainer, Felicia was a Research Associate and Lecturer at Bath Spa University.
Janet Rose

Janet Rose

Dr Janet Rose is the Principal of the Norland HE College in Bath which provides courses to degree level for Early Years Practitioners.
Jo McAndrews

Jo McAndrews

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.
Julie Hall

Julie Hall

Julie is an experienced teacher, having changed career after over a decade working as a dietitian in the NHS

Julie Mellor

Julie has delivered services for children and families for over 35 years.
Lynne Hipkin

Lynne Hipkin

Lynne is a chartered and registered clinical psychologist in private practice, based at The Eaves Counselling & Psychology Clinic in Guildford, Surrey.
Nicky Spencer-Hutchings

Nicky Spencer-Hutchings

Nicky is an Education and Family Support consultant specialising in SEMHD supporting primary and secondary schools, alternative providers and birth, adopted and foster families.

Nicola Axford

Nicola is an experienced and highly skilled education manager and trainer with thorough knowledge of teaching and learning and excellent inter-personal skills.
Polly Wright

Polly Wright
Trainer Consultant

Polly is an experienced keynote speaker, trainer, researcher and project manager.
Richard Waite

Richard Waite

Richard started work in this field twenty-eight years ago when he founded a residential service for children and adults using innovative approaches to outdoor education and groupwork.
Ruth Barrington

Ruth Barrington

Ruth has an extensive background in teaching with over 30 years of experience.
Sally Patterson

Sally Patterson

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 Poskett

Sally Poskett
Trainer Consultant

Sally is an experienced practitioner, trainer and speaker.
Susan Fisher

Susan Fisher

Sue is an independent consultant working within Early Years and SEN.