Karen Woodall 

Karen Woodall is a highly experienced psychotherapist who has worked with divorced and separated families since 1991. She has specialized in developing new ways of working with alienated children and their families since 2006 and is now widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in the field. Using internationally accepted standards and protocols, she provides both assessment and treatment routes through the family courts. Her influential blog has a worldwide readership.

Nick Woodall

Nick Woodall is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and has worked with separated families since 1999 and co-founded the Family Separation Clinic with Karen in 2010. In addition to his therapeutic work with alienated families, Nick is an expert witness in the United Kingdom family courts. He has worked extensively on family policy, developing new services for the UK government. A former BBC Online parenting expert, Nick has written widely on family separation and divorce.


 Karen and Nick began working together in 1999 and were married in 2006. They are the co-authors of The Guide for Separated Parents: Putting Children First (Piatkus, 2007) and live and work in London.

Understanding Parental Alienation

Learning to cope, helping to heal

By Karen Woodall and Nick Woodall



Published by Charles C Thomas, Publisher, Limited

Springfield, Illinois, United States.




978-0-398-09175-0  Paper

978-0-398-09176-7   eBook