Training & Consultancy


Here at Family Psychology Solutions we deliver training to agencies and individuals who work with children and families, and in particular, families in conflict. Our training draws on evidence and best practice from around the world and from the UK, as well as on the experience and research of our Principal Psychologist, Dr Sue Whitcombe.

“I think this has given me a name for what I already noticed. I will definitely be even more sure to hold the importance of knowing each part of story to get a better understanding of what is happening within the family.”

Our current training includes:
• Child and adolescent mental health
• Parental alienation – awareness
• Parental alienation – working with high conflict families

We also offer bespoke training packages based on client requirements.

Our training is suitable for legal professionals, court officers, mediators, family lay advisers, children’s services staff, mental health professionals, social care providers, counsellors, therapists, children and family workers. Our awareness raising package is suitable for anyone who works with children and families on a regular basis including general health practitioners, childcare and education sector staff.

Details of our planned training events are available here


We provide consultancy services to individuals and organisations working with families in conflict or engaged in protracted litigation. This may involve children and young people rejecting a parent, presenting with complex emotional distress or challenging behaviours, or adults estranged or alienated from their child or experiencing mental health difficulties.

Mental health service provider
“Excellent. We will be changing our policies and procedures in the light of this training.”

Our Principal Psychologist, Dr Sue Whitcombe is a chartered psychologist and HCPC registered counselling psychologist who has conducted research into parental alienation. She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), the international Parental Alienation Study Group (PASG) and the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH).

Our consultancy remit also extends to working with organisations to develop appropriate, inclusive procedures, policies and therapeutic interventions.