Reunification therapy: Choosing your practitioner and bringing the lost parent home

Choosing your practitioner Reunification therapy is something you may read about on other websites across the world. Alongside the concept of Parental Alienation, Reunification therapy is a hotly debated topic and there are many opinions on its efficacy.  Our view is that any kind of ‘therapy’ which purports to help alienated children and their familiesContinue reading “Reunification therapy: Choosing your practitioner and bringing the lost parent home”

The clearing house: self help in parental alienation

This week I have been cleaning my house and the metaphor of cleaning and clearing is one which remains with me as we journey on towards our new service for alienated parents, a project which has been a long time in the making but one which we are clearing for take off come autumn.  ThisContinue reading “The clearing house: self help in parental alienation”

The Enemy Within: coping skills for alienated parents

Never one to miss an opportunity to learn, I have this weekend been musing upon the way in which alienated parents have to cope with intolerable psychological pressure.  This has been prompted by my understanding that the space that I occupy in the discourse around alienation in the UK, is coveted by others.  This isContinue reading “The Enemy Within: coping skills for alienated parents”

That was the week that was

I write from sunny Brussels where I have been presenting to the Missing Children Europe Conference alongside Reunite from the UK and Child Focus in Belgium and Syntagma from the Netherlands.  It was interesting to note from the presentation from Reunite that 70% of all child abductions are carried out by mothers, a fact whichContinue reading “That was the week that was”

Three vignettes in the successful treatment of parental alienation

This week I am presenting at the Missing Children Europe Conference In Brussells on the loss of children through alienation and the impact of this upon their wellbeing ten years on.  This led me to thinking about the ways in which the impact on children of alienation are largely unrecognised and how little there isContinue reading “Three vignettes in the successful treatment of parental alienation”

Treating alienation in children: it is therapy but not as most people know it.

This week I have been working with children who are alienated as well as those who are experiencing transitional difficulties.  The difference is startling, giving us the opportunity to understand at a much deeper level, the ways in which living in separated family situations, creates pressures upon children which cause them to behave in veryContinue reading “Treating alienation in children: it is therapy but not as most people know it.”