I am a partner at the Family Separation Clinic, an organisation that offers specialist services to families experiencing divorce or separation. I practice therapeutic mediation and have particular expertise in working with high conflict families and in cases where children have rejected one of their parents. I previously worked on policy and development at the Centre for Separated Families, a national charity that uses whole family interventions to support parents in bringing about better outcomes for their children after divorce or separation.

For services in high conflict situations and for therapeutic mediation

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For general information to help you manage family separation for yourself and your children

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Fully Committed? CSJ report on family breakdown

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Since 2012, I have been a member of the Family Breakdown Working Group at the Centre for Social Justice. Over the last two years, the working group has taken evidence from a wide range of practitioners and academics who are working with, or looking at, the consequences of family breakdown.

 

In the UK, today, only around two-thirds of all our children are in intact families compared with countries such as Finland where over 95 per cent of children under 15 live with both of their parents (the OECD average is 84 per cent).

 

Our final report 'Fully Committed? How government could reverse family breakdown' was published in July 2014 and proposes some radical steps to help stop the decline in family breakdown and to better support families where separation cannot be avoided. You can read the report here

 

In the news...

Young twice as likely to face family breakdown as parents’ generation (Mon, 17 Nov 2014)
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Swedish divorce rates hit record high (Mon, 20 Oct 2014)
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Child Support Agency starts closing cases (Fri, 03 Oct 2014)
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Couples hit hardest by the great recession are most likely to break up (Fri, 12 Sep 2014)
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Family lawyers sound alarm on separating parents (Wed, 20 Aug 2014)
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Turn children's centres into 'family hubs', says think-tank (Tue, 15 Jul 2014)
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I had a black dog

The 53rd Hour


I'm raising money for Campaign Against Living Miserably because suicide is the biggest killer of young men in UK.

 

Suicide is the single biggest killer of young men in the UK. In 2012 there were 5,981 suicides in the UK, of which 77% (4,590) were male. CALM, the campaign against living miserably, exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.

 

Visit my British 10K London Run 2014 page to find out more and donate