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BBC Documentary - Rio and Kate: Becoming a stepfamily

Almost a year ago I started working with October Films in the development of a documentary with Rio and Kate Ferdinand. The programme was focused on their journey to becoming a stepfamily and I was thrilled to be asked to be involved with the project. Rio and Kate are great role models and I'm confident the documentary will help so many couples who are struggling to cope with the challenges of stepfamily life.


The documentary is being shown on BBC1 Monday 10th Feb 2020.

Latest book on stepfamilies designed to help Family Therapists & Counsellors as well as stepfamilies directly

I'm delighted to announce that my latest book: Understanding Stepfamilies - An integrated Approach for Therapists and relationship professionals, is now available. The book has been written primarily to support professionals in their work with stepfamilies. To order just click on the book image and you will be directed to Amazon. 

Couple / Individual Coaching

If you're finding things difficult at the moment why not talk to an expert? Appointments are available in Maidenhead, Berkshire however I find that Skype works really well and is often easier. For more info contact lisa@happysteps.co.uk

Couple Workshops

The Happy Steps workshops for stepfamilies are a great way to learn more  about stepfamily dynamics and meet others in the same position.  All courses are currently full, however if you would like to reserve a place on the next one please contact me.

New video available on BBC Ideas website

I am delighted to announce that I have been working with the BBC Ideas team to create a short video to help stepfamilies. This has been a really exciting project and I hope it will provide help to many stepfamilies. The video aims to give advise to couples who are creating and integrating their families. You can view this by going to the BBC website and searching for ideas and then stepfamilies. Alternatively click on the link below. https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/finding-a-new-normal---how-to-thrive-as-a-stepfami/p07ctrd8?playlist=crossing-divides