Our workshops are designed to help you to understand parental alienation at the deepest level and to unpick and unravel your own case so that you are prepared to build and deliver on the strategy to help your child.

Working with the model of differentiation which is set out in our book Understanding Parental Alienation: Learning to Cope, Helping to Heal, you will learn how to understand the concepts which define your case and the interventions which are necessary to help your child.

Our workshops are focused firmly on self help and are experiential and interactive, which means that your questions are answered as we go along and you are enabled to build the plan which will assist you.  Working with you in this way means that we unpack the learning in our book and help you to activate that in the best way possible.

In our workshops we will take you through the pitfalls of working with alienation unaware professionals and help you to avoid being seen as obsessed or contributing to the problems seen in your child.  Working with you we will build your skill and your confidence and ensure that you do not fall into the common traps which are present for parents who are more aware of the reality of parental alienation than the professionals who work with them.

Around the UK, USA and Europe, we will examine the available legal support which locks with the mental health intervention and identify where you may find yourself up against unaware judiciary and professionals and how to avoid the assumptions these people make about you and your child.

We will help you to understand what the very best practice in working with alienated children and their families is and how to find it in your country.  We will also assist you to build your alienation aware team who will assist you to work through your own case.

We love to work directly with families in this way and now that our book is published we are ready to put all of our expertise into your hands.  Below you will find some testimonials about our work.   We also offer everyone who works with us the opportunity to speak directly to parents we have helped.  We are not distant experts making judgements about parents but hands on practitioners with a proven record of reunification. Our aim is to help you and your child rebuild your relationship, we look forward to meeting and working with you.

About our book

Understanding Parental Alienation is unique… a balance of scholarship and practical, hands-on experience.’
William Bernet M.D.
Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University and Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Understanding Parental Alienation is the book we have been waiting for. This exceptional, comprehensive work offers deep understanding of the devastating phenomenon, which has been fostering helplessness and hopelessness in parents, as well as practitioners for years. Most importantly, the authors make the step beyond by offering guidance on how to cope with parental alienation and take action, enabling parents and practitioners to work together in protecting the well-being of millions of children, who are being denied a loving parent. Having this in mind, the authors never succumb to the pitfall of failing to see the uniqueness of each child and family in parental alienation cases.
The exceptional quality of this book about children, families and life lies in the profoundly human voice of these two leading experts in parental alienation. The authors speak openly, the authors speak boldly, but most of all, the authors speak from a point of empathy and compassion.

Professor Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph.D.
Director of Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Child protection consultant to UNICEF and Council of Europe expert.

About our work in the family courts

After over three years of struggle I thought that I would never have a relationship with my daughter.  I had used barristers, a contact centre, Cafcass workers, independent social workers and a psychologist to no avail; after 23 court hearings I thought that the were no further options available to me.  I was informed of the Family Separation Clinic and the work of Karen Woodall through a father in a similar position.  After The FSC’s careful and considered assessment of the situation and report to the court I now have shared care of my daughter.  Without Karen’s input and the input of the Family Separation Clinic I know that this would not have been possible.
Richard, Father to Miranda aged 10

I shudder to think what would have happened to my children without your input. You were there from the start to help us to understand what to expect when the children were moved to live with us and you were always available to guide us through the difficult times. Your skill in helping the children to adjust to the changes was obvious and we will always be grateful to you for your professional and knowledgeable care at such a difficult time.
Mr F and his wife, receiving parents of three children in a transfer of residence in 2017, now reunited, healed and in a shared parenting arrangement.

Without you my children would still be alienated. You have not only helped me to understand and cope, you have reunited me with my children and helped me to heal them. It is not possible to put a value on what you have done for my family.
James, father to two children, now reunited and healed.

Thank you for your help throughout all of the difficult times we have faced, you have brought us to a place where we both understand what has happened and know what to do to assist our child. This has been a long road but you have done everything possible and more to help the children and to make sure that they are properly healed from the problems we saw in them before you worked with us. As a parent I feel more confident and more capable of doing what the children need and can spot the signs that they are not coping so well in plenty of time to prevent the behaviours from starting up again. I have learned a lot from you both and you have always made me feel that I am capable of doing this.
Alexandrea, mum to three boys in a shared care arrangement.

About our other work with families

Your writing kept me alive at a time when I didn’t think I could go on. Your words and your compassion jump out and hug me when I feel most alone. Being an alienated parent is a terrible, horrible experience. I am ignored, I am blamed, I am alone in this nightmare experience. When I need help there is no-one to give it and so I come to read your words and I know that I am not alone, that there is someone who understands and someone who cares.
Jaynie – Mum of three boys who are alienated from her.

Your coaching was the beginning of a journey to understanding and healing and because of that I am coping much better so that I will be here when they come home.
Mark -Father to two children aged 6 and 8


Places on our UK workshop on December 2nd are going fast, book now to secure your place – link here.

Our Boston USA workshop is also selling fast, contact us to secure your place at office@familyseparationclinic.co.uk

To register interest for our Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast workshops please contact us at office@familyseparationclinic.co.uk – booking opens shortly.

We will be running an alienated mother’s retreat in the UK in April next year and a retreat for mothers and fathers which will be held in France, more details here shortly.