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Couples Mediation

Our specialist Mediation team are experienced on all matters regarding Couples Mediation.

We understand many relationships experience challenging periods where there may be a temporary break down in communication. This is often, we appreciate a distressing time for a couple.  Our Mediators have the training and expertise to provide the impartial support and information needed to overcome conflict and assist in finding a workable outcome.

Our experienced Mediators focus on supporting and facilitating clear communication between you, allowing you the opportunity to engage in reasoned negotiations, explore various options, their impact enabling you to achieve an outcome,  suitable for all concerned.

Free initial information
Our Mediation services are provided through ‘Midlands Dove Mediation’, who are a part of our organisation, offering specialist mediation services.
Our specialist, independent and impartial Solicitor Mediators, are here to take the worry off your hands.
Our experienced Mediation team provide free initial information in relation to each type of Mediation process and how this could assist in your current circumstances.
Please call our administration hub on 01623706020 or your preferred office below or email or visit their specific website

  • Chesterfield: 01246 386322
  • Derby: 01332 973800
  • Mansfield: 01623 706020
  • Nottingham: 0115 8384777

What is Couples Mediation?
Many relationships experience challenging periods whereby differences in views and strong emotions can lead to a temporary lack, or break-down in communication. When these issues persist over a long period of time, this can negatively impact many aspects of a relationship.
The process of Couples Mediation, facilitates clear communication between couples to make allowance for reasoned negotiations about their issues, thus exploring outcomes that are suitable for both parties.

How does it work?
The great thing about the process of Couples Mediation is that it can be tailored to suit your needs, availability, and preference.
There are numerous ways in which a Mediation session can take place, such as:

  • Face-to-face meetings: In face-to-face meetings, both parties are present in the same Mediation room with a trained Mediator. The role of the Mediator in this instance is to impartially facilitate clear communication between couples.
  • Shuttle Meetings: We understand that individuals need time to reflect on their needs separately from others. During Shuttle Meetings individual parties will have their own separate and private room. In this case the Mediator will move between each room and update each party on the views and proposals made by the other.
  • Remote Meetings: There are occasions whereby it is difficult to be in the same place at the same time, and due to the Coronavirus outbreak, carrying out remote Mediation sessions has allowed for us to continue assisting those who require them. In the appropriate circumstances remote Mediation sessions may be suitable and offered to parties via the use of Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp video calling. Remote Mediation can take place using the ‘face to face’ or ‘shuttle’ process.

How does Couples Mediation differ to therapy?

During Couples Mediation a trained Mediator, will offer impartial support in order to help facilitate clear communication between couples. The sessions will allow the couple to learn and adopt new skills regarding how they can communicate more effectively with each other, without having to delve into past traumas and issues. The purpose of the mediation sessions is to empower individuals to make their own choices and reasoned negotiations regarding their future.

What are the advantages of attending Couples Mediation?

Couples Mediation can be beneficial because it allows for couples to address all of their underlying feelings of conflict, within a positive and confidential environment.

An impartial trained mediator will ensure equality during discussions whilst also providing an opportunity for each individual to reflect on their issues separately with the mediator. It is a good way of re-establishing communication, co-operation, responsibility and an understanding of each other’s concerns.

What should I do if I need Couples Mediation?

If you believe that you require Couples Mediation services, it is important to seek information from our experienced team. They will be able to advise you on the types of Mediation which are available and our Accredited Mediators will be able to determine whether it would be appropriate for your circumstances.

How we can help

Our experienced team of Mediators are able to provide impartial support, assistance and information, during what may be a difficult and distressing time.

Our specialist team members all have experience of helping people at difficult times in their lives and we are committed to delivering to you a professional and confidential service.

Location is not an issue
Our Mediators are able to provide expert services across the country. For us, geographical location is not an obstacle, we have a network of offices based in: Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield and Derby.
Our Mediators also provide remote mediation sessions, subject to and in accordance with the requirements of the Family Mediation Council and Legal Aid Agency able to offer their services using remote video appointments, using ZOOM, Facetime or Skype.

How to make contact
Our team are on hand to help you and can assist wherever you are based.
Please call us for a no-obligation, free initial discussion or email and we will call or email you back.

  • Chesterfield: 01246 386322
  • Derby: 01332 973800
  • Mansfield: 01623 706020
  • Nottingham: 0115 8384777

Our Team

Elizabeth Bilton

Elizabeth Bilton

LLP Member
Julie Skill

Julie Skill

LLP Member and Head of Department
Jennie Byrne

Jennie Byrne

Associate Solicitor


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