What I do


Services for Families affected by Parental Alienation

I work with families affected by what is popularly known as parental alienation.  I work from a trans-generational perspective which means that I work with families to understand how traumatic impacts have caused children to use the defence of psychological splitting.

I specialise in working to assist families to recover from the impact of parental alienation and to reunite with children and rebuild healthy family relationships.

I have a strong success rate in helping families achieve recovery at all stages of alienation and with all ages of children.

Services for Adults Affected by Divorce and Separation

I work with children of all ages, which means adult children of divorce and separation as well as younger children whose parents are divorcing or separating now.  Divorce and separation has long been overlooked in terms of the traumatic impact it can have on a family and in my experience, whilst many children survive divorce, many struggle throughout their lives with the traumatic impact of it.

Children of all ages who experience divorce and separation can experience symptoms which they may not readily relate to the divorce of their parents, such as trust issues, a sense of always having to take care of others, not knowing how to express feelings and in some cases, not being able to experience feelings  or recall parts of the past (a numbed sensation is how it described by some adult survivors).

This is because divorce and separation require children to utilise a wide range of defence  mechanisms which are not easily understood or recognised by therapists or other people who help families.

I work to assist families to reconnect and rebuild relationships and to help individuals to recover a sense of authenticity in their lives and trust in themselves and other people.

I specialise in using Trans-Generational approaches to Psychotherapy which are tailored to the needs of families affected by parental alienation.  I also use Psycho-Genealogy in coaching support to rejected parents.  I work with children of all ages who are affected by psychological splitting as a defence after divorce and separation, I work holistically with families who have become stuck in the process of recovery from divorce and separation.

I am co-founder of the European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners, which is working to establish and regulate standards of practice in work with children and their families affected by parental alienation in fourteen countries in Europe.

Other Things About Me

I am also a writer and researcher on everything to do with families and family separation. I write for Huffington Post on the Psychology of everday living and I am currently writing a series of children’s books to help them with the difficulties which arise after their parents divorce or separate.

In my research, I am particularly interested in intergenerational trauma patterns and how they feature in cases of Parental Alienation. At the Family Separation Clinic I work with colleagues on development of treatment routes for families affected by the problem.

The Family Separation Clinic offers  coaching for alienated parents all over the world by Skype as well as a range of other services to support families in the UK.

I welcome new clients from around the world and work on a short and long term basis in a Trans-Generational framework to enable understanding of the self in relationship to the family across time.  I particularly work with an understanding of how encrypted secrets within families are present in parental alienation and how these can be understood and addressed as part of the recovery process.

Warning:  This blog is my personal view, it is not that of the Family Separation Clinic.  You should be aware however that if you are in court proceedings you should not post on this blog using your real name or anything that can identify you as it can prejudice outcomes.

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You can contact me at the Family Separation Clinic here