Karen and Nick Woodall

Training with Karen and Nick provides you with expertise which is second to none in the field of parental alienation. Drawing upon their joint expertise and proven experience in reunification of alienated children and their families, Karen and Nick enable you to understand, at depth, the reality of the problem of parental alienation and the solutions you can use to resolve these very difficult cases.


Using knowledge from their research work and successful outcomes in court in the United Kingdom, as well as their extensive work with key experts around the world, Karen and Nick offer a training which is unlike any other in this arena. Bringing to life the issues facing children through the use of case histories as well as providing detailed information about the model of work which they have developed with families, each training day is packed with experiential learning and evidence based skill sets.


In addition, Karen and Nick Woodall are the co-founders of the European Association of Parental Alienation Practitioners which launches in August 2018 in London and are currently curating standards of practice in this field for the Parental Alienation Studies Group. They are also the co-authors of the widely respected book on parental alienation, Understanding parental alienation: Learning to cope, helping to heal, published in the United States by Charles C Thomas.


Karen Woodall
Karen Woodall is the lead therapist at the Family Separation Clinic and is a specialist in working with high conflict divorce and separation and its impact on children. She is a psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in working with parents and children affected by family separation. Karen is an internationally recognised expert on children’s post separation rejecting behaviours and the phenomenon of the alienated child. She is also an author and blogger and regularly writes for the Huffington Post on issues that affect the family. She is currently studying for a PhD. Karen was previously the Director at the Centre for Separated Families, a national charity that works with the whole family in order to bring about better outcomes for children. She is the co-author of  Understanding Parental Alienation: Learning to Cope, Helping to Heal (Charles C Thomas 2017)  and The Guide for Separated Parents (Piatkus 2007) and with her colleague, Nick Woodall.

Nick Woodall
Nick is a partner at the Family Separation Clinic. He has worked with families experiencing divorce or separation since 1999 and joined the Family Separation Clinic in 2010, having previously worked at the Centre for Separated Families. He specialises in working directly with separating families in order to enable the whole family to manage change in ways that provide the best outcomes for children and has worked with parental alienation for a number of years. Nick is a psychotherapist (MA (Hons)) and is also a therapeutic mediator, accredited by the School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology, Regents University. Nick has worked on family separation policy and service design for the UK Government and is the co-author of  Understanding Parental Alienation: Learning to Cope, Helping to Heal (Charles C Thomas 2017)  and The Guide for Separated Parents (Piatkus 2007) with his colleague, Karen, and Divorce for Dads (Two Dogs 2010) written with former Manchester United and England goalkeeper, Gary Bailey.