About Rosjke


My passion for understanding the deeper dynamics between mothers and daughters started, as I write in The Silent Female Scream and The Mother-Daughter Puzzle, with my own struggles with my mother. And when my daughter was born I knew that I had to understand what had gone wrong between my mother and I, so that history wouldn’t repeat itself. I knew that I had to end the pattern of emotional silencing, emotional neglect, and sacrifice that had limited my mother’s and grandmother’s lives, and harmed their relationship with each other. I had to learn how to voice my emotional truth, my emotional needs, and raise my expectation to be heard and emotionally supported, so that my daughter would learn how to speak this new emotional language.

What started as a personal quest quickly grew into a life-long passion of understanding and healing what is causing today’s epidemic of mother-daughter conflict. I did not want mother and daughters to keep suffering in silence. And I wanted to create a new conversation that takes mother-daughter relationship conflict seriously, and honors how central the mother-daughter relationship is to women’s psychological development, emotional empowerment, and fight for equality.


Everything I have done over the last thirty years has led to this moment!

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Facilitated my first mother-daughter workshop in New Zealand in 1993

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Graduated from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, with a Bachelors degree in Education in 1993

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Graduated from Indiana University, with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology in 1997

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Professional Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) since 1998

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Accredited & Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) since 1998

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Opened my private practice specializing in the mother-daughter relationship in England, in 1998. Today I have an international private practice seeing mothers and daughters individually, or as a couple, in my office in New Hampshire, USA, or through Skype

Internationally recognized expert on the mother-daughter relationship, presenting workshops, talks, and keynote addresses at conferences in Europe, Australasia, and North America

Supervising and mentoring colleagues throughout the world


Author of The Silent Female Scream and The Mother-Daughter Puzzle, along with various articles – see articles page to download my articles

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Adjunct lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, England, School of Education

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Created Women’s Power CirclesTM in 2008

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Featured in women’s magazines and newspapers like Psychologies, Vice, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Pregnancy, Mother & Baby, She, Prima, The Times

Guest on BBC Radio and various local radio stations



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Keynote speaker at the Women’s Federation for World Peace Conference, London, UK

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Presenter at the Feminism and Teaching Symposium, University of Nottingham, UK

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Presenter at the Women’s Federation for World Peace European Conference presentation, Madrid, Spain


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Creator of the best-practice Mother-Daughter Coaching ModelTM and the diagnostic exercise Mother-Daughter History MappingTM

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Huffington Post Blogger on women’s issues and the mother-daughter relationship since 2013

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University of New Hampshire, guest lecturer, School of Nursing

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Presentation for the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, Portsmouth, USA.
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Listed as expert on Gender Issues on United Nations Women Roster

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Presented talks for Merrill Lynch on women’s relationship with money
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Adjunct Lecturer at University of New Hampshire, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, developer and instructor of course on Women in Leadership

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Speaks at the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.