About me

Expert Services

I am an expert in working with families affected by Parental Alienation. I provide expert witness services and I also provide reunification services for families.  If you wish to instruct me you must use the paperwork we provide at the Family Separation Clinic which includes information about how we work.

Please also contact office@familyseparationclinic.co.uk for information on costs, timescales and my CV.

About My Work With Families

I am recognised as an international expert in both assessment and treatment of parental alienation.  I work to internationally recognised standards of practice when I assist families and I do not offer generic therapy in any circumstances in cases of parental alienation.

I am a member of the Parental Alienation  Study Group which is a worldwide group concentrating on awareness and research into the problem and 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.

About the ongoing Publication of the BACP Sanction from 2015

You will find on the internet, via a site called ‘The Custody Minefield’,   information  about a sanction against me by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is one of the governing bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. This sanction, was applied due to a partially upheld complaint against me which was made against me in an out of court case of parental alienation in 2012.

To comply with this sanction, which was eventually applied in July 2015, I was required to write a one thousand word reflection on the complaint, attend a training day on working with difficult people and write a one thousand word reflection on the learning from that.  I completed the sanction in 2016 despite not having been a member of BACP since 2013. I chose not to renew my membership at that time, due to the length of time taken by BACP to hear the complaint.  After waiting for BACP processes for three years, I chose to complete the sanction even though I considered it had been unfairly applied and had appealed against it.  In doing so I learned that the work that I do with alienated children and their families, is not compatible with membership of this governing body.  The sanction was lifted and the case closed by BACP in April 2016.

The Custody Minefield has been asked to take down the publication of this outdated sanction but thus far has refused, despite being asked to do so by my solicitors.   If you wish to get the full details of the sanction which includes the details of the parts of the complaint which were upheld,  you can contact BACP here.

The sanction applied was not a fitness to practice sanction and at no time have I been prevented from practice in the UK or elsewhere. I continue to be instructed in a wide range of cases including those in the High Courts.

A full range of references are available for my work in successful cases, please email office@familyseparationclinic.co.uk for a comprehensive list.

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.

You can contact me at the Family Separation Clinic by emailing office @ familyseparationclinic.co.uk.

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.

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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