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Divorce Recovery - Free places on workshop

We are currently looking for individuals who have experienced a divorce or separation and are finding it hard to recover and move on with their lives. An exciting new programme has recently been developed and we are looking for individuals who are interested in being one of the first to experience it. As part of this trial, we want to test the effectiveness of the programme and as such, will be asking participants to complete a series of questionnaires. Psychologists from Regent’s University London and University College London are carrying out this research.  The programme is relevant for any individual who has experienced separation or divorce – whether through a marriage or a cohabiting relationship - whether recently or at any time in the past.  If you are interested in finding out more with no obligation please contact Dr Lisa Doodson ( Please pass this on to any friends or colleagues who you think may be interested in this opportunity.

New Book for Family Therapists & Counsellors

I'm delighted to announce that my new book: Understanding Stepfamilies - An integrated Approach for Therapists and relationship professionals, was launched in April 2016. The book has been written to support professionals in their work with stepfamilies. To order just click on the book image and you will be directed to Amazon to purchase.

Couple / Individual Coaching

If you're finding things difficult at the moment why not talk to an expert? Appointments are available in Central London or Berkshire. Skype is also available as an alternative option. For more info contact

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.  Please  email me for more info or to reserve a place on the next workshop planned for May 20th 2017.

Great resource for stepmothers

You  might want to consider grabbing a copy of my first book - How to be a  Happy Stepmum. Check out Amazon for the latest reviews (I don't want you to think I'm biased!)