Below we have listed a few FAQs that you may find helpful if you have any questions. If you have a question that is not answered below then please contact us to discuss your query.
I have been separated from my partner a long time but there are still problems. Can your mediators help?
Mediation can assist at any stage of relationship breakdown whenever problems arise.Mediators can also help other members of the family such as grandparents to discuss problems about contact with their grandchildren.
We divorced many years ago but we still have arguments about the arrangements for the children and maintenance. Can we still use mediation to sort this out?
Our mediators will be pleased to help you whenever you have a problem that you need to discuss with a family member either on separation or divorce or long afterwards.
Can you speak to the children?
Our mediators Sheridan Ball, Alison Benson, Philip Goodall and Karen Myles are qualified to meet with children.
How is mediation different to counselling?
A counsellor will help you to discuss your relationship, feelings and emotions sometimes with a view to helping you to get back together.
Mediators will focus on your future, their aim is to help you reach agreements and sort out the practical arrangements that you and your partner need to make about your children or property so that everyone can move forward.
How long does it take?
The assessment appointment generally lasts up to an hour. Mediation meetings can last as long as you wish but usually no more than 2 hours. You can attend as many mediation meetings as you wish. Usually two or three sessions are needed.
How much does it cost?
The mediator will assess whether you are eligible for public funding at your assessment appointment.