Exploring a Brighter Future for You and Your Children
A Path to Overcoming Parental Alienation
What is Parental Alienation (PA)
Parental Alienation is the psychological manipulation of a child by one parent into rejecting or creating unwarranted fear for the other parent. Prior to separation or divorce the child had a healthy and loving relationship with the parent who they now alienate. Unfortunately PA can be instigated, not only by the other parent, but, by other family members, or by unenlightened professionals .
The loss of relationship and access to a child through parental alienation is one of the most traumatic experiences for a parent. PA is a confusing dilemma, or loyalty conflict, for a child and is a form of psychological abusive and family violence. Evidence shows parental alienation has lasting adverse psychological effects on both the child and the targeted parent.
What Can Be Done?
My mission as a Counsellor and Coach is to give you the psychoeducation, tools and coping mechanisms to navigate through your unique PA circumstances. Together we will explore and find parenting strategies that best suit your situation. I will assist you in communication methods for working with your ex-partner (the alienating parent) and in finding a clear path to the things you can change, and an understanding, acceptance and resolve for what you cannot change.
As a Mental Health Consultant specialising in Parental Alienation I can help you find a lawyer and experts who are familiar with PA. Alternatively I can work colloboratively with lawyers, and independenant experts of your choice or assist you with Family Therapy or in the preparation for a court appointed family therapist or familiy consultant.
How I Can Help You
Target Parent Trauma PTSD
Working with Alienation
PA Parent Coaching
A specialised and intense program has been created to work with the alienated parent to address trauma, PTSD and to begin the recovery process. The counselling and coaching program are created to develop specific skills and strategies to assist in working with challenging behaviours of both the alienating parent and the alienated child and to move forward towards creating opportunites for reconciliation with the child/children. A similar program has been created for the targeted parent , and the adult-child victim of PA, who have reunited (or would like to reunite) and are seeking specialised support to navigate this delicate process.
PA and Family Law
Mental Health Consultant
Working with your Lawyer
PA CONSULTANT & COACH
As a Mental Health & PA consultant I can help you to negotiate the PA elements of your family law proceedings. This could include working as a mental health consultant behind the scenes collaboratively with your lawyer or an expert witness to build a PA case or a best interest of the childrens case, and to avoid "points of slipage"(important information or evidence for your case.
Alternatively or additionally I can assist by reading and reviewing correspondence and providing you with guidelines for responding and submitting documentation from a Mental Health/PA perspective and framework.
For couples wanting to rebuild their relationship I have developed a strong program focused on gaining understanding of self and each other. The sessions and coaching program teaches how to work together to improve, repair and reconcile your relationship.
For an individual having a challenging relationship with family, work or friends, my system allows us to work together at your level to explore the difficulties and find understanding, strategies and solutions for lasting change and positive growth.
How to Divorce Well
If one or both parties do not wish to continue their marriage, divorce counselling and coaching can help find understanding, and support around the stress of divorce. We are not taught the skills or strategies to deal with the emotional and psychological changes that divorce can bring, nor are we given the tools as individuals to help us make decisions to improve rather than hinder our present and future well being. My vast expertise in this area offers real options and clarity for creating amicable and equitable agreements.
Healing Negative Emotions & Reactions
EMOTIONAL DYSREGULATION, PTSD, CPTSD , ADHDA
Do you, or someone you know;
React irrationally and uncontrollably in anger, fear, or extreme emotional states?
Often become verbally or physically abusive and over-reactive to others?
Suffer from sleepless nights, and/or non-productive days ?
These traits of emotional dysregulation are often associated with past trauma or mental health issues such as, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, or Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD or ADHD) .
They cause great emotional pain & suffering and can result in relationship breakdowns, learning difficulties and conduct issues.
During my program I will help you identify the cause of your emotional dysregulation. This will involve therapeutic supports, psychoeducation, and resources and strategies to find pathways towards healthy emotional states and relationships.
For friends and loved ones: Just as importantly I offer education, strategies, resources and coaching for loved ones, friends or colleagues struggling to relate and work with someone who presents with traits of emotional dysregulation.
Having many years of experience helping individuals and couples through relationship issues, divorce, and parental alienation, I have developed methods to assist my clients overcome the emotional and psychological trauma associated with these life changing circumstances. My counselling sessions and coaching programs are designed to follow your process and to work together intensively to create positive outcomes.
My training has incorporated a broad range of modalities to accommodate different personality styles and cultural differences that make us unique. Over the last 15 years of study, research and practice, I have created a method and program that incorporates counselling, coaching and psychotherapy which can be tailored to the individual, couple or family's process. I specialise and practice mainly with relationship issues, divorce and parental alienation (PA). My focus in therapy and coaching is to assisst in understanding and resolving Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) , and Emotional Dis-regulation (ED) issues. My work and experience has allowed me to work with traits and diagnoses of Borderline Personality Discorder (BPD), Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), and Anti-Social Personality Disorder (APSD).
I will let the testimonials speak for me and my work and look forward to helping you find the peace, happiness and the resolution you seek.