Mediation in London and Woodstock
We work with individuals in exploring new approaches to the issues they may be dealing with. This may include problem-solving techniques, healthy decision making, and cognitive and behavioural strategies for coping and managing thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
Facilitations for groups, teams, co-workers created specifically for each area of concern and can be used in a meeting, intervention, or facilitated event.
Focused Conversation Method
can be used with any sized group in order to discuss a past experience and establish facts to;
- Explore a topic in-depth
- Dig deeper
can be used to clarify larger patterns and find individual answers using brainstorming to;
- Bring ideas together to create something new
- Clarify consensus
- Unearthing information and perspectives
- Allows connections to be built
A conference is a forum for people dealing with wrongdoing and conflict. All participants can speak, express their feelings and have a say in the outcome allowing those who are affected by a problem to decide how to respond to it.
- For families who are affected by a decision that needs to be made about; finances, drug use, planning for placement of an elderly parent, decision making due to pregnancy or adoption…
- When a wrong has been committed in a community or family by a member…
- When a community member or family member has created a challenge for other community/family members…
Participating in The Counselling House Family Mediation Services in London and Woodstock allows you to engage in a voluntary process in which a couple or family attempts to resolve their disputes during a separation or divorce.
- Mediators help each individual and the family identify key issues and work through them.
- The mediator works to ensure that both parties` perspectives are considered.
- The mediator will not take sides, make decisions for the family, or give legal advice.
What Types of Issues can be Mediated?
- When to separate
- How to separate
- Custody and access issues
- Spousal support
- Child support
- Division of property
- Parenting arrangements that can be mediated as the children age
How do I know if mediation is for me?
- You are willing to try to work out a solution
- You feel safe meeting with the other party to discuss presenting issues
- You are able and willing to communicate your needs
- You are willing and able to listen to the other party`s concerns
The Counselling House Mediation Services provide support for families going through separation
Benefits of mediation include:
- It is voluntary
- High success rate
- Allows parties to work out their own solutions
- Can improve communication between parties
- Can be less expensive and formal than court
- It is private
- It is better for your children
Mediation does not take place of each party having a lawyer, and each party is encouraged to seek prior legal counsel prior to attending mediation.