About the Family Separation Clinic

The Family Separation Clinic specialises in high conflict family separation where children are, or are at risk of, rejecting one of their parents.


The Clinic brings together a range of independent professionals with backgrounds in family therapy, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, dispute resolution and family law and is dedicated to offering you the support that you need to build and maintain strong co-operative parenting agreements that last over time.


Our services are delivered by fully qualified professionals with many years experience in delivering support to families as they go through change. We are dedicated to helping you to achieve the best outcomes for your children throughout their lives.


'After more than 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 through a father in a similar position. After the Clinic’s careful and considered assessment of the situation and report to the court I now have shared care of my daughter. Without Karen Woodall's input and the input of the Family Separation Clinic I know that this would not have been possible.'


Parent (25th September 2017)