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Coping with separation and divorce can be an overwhelming and uncertain time, especially when children are involved.

Family Mediation and one-to-one parenting apart sessions will help you find a way forward as you move through this difficult and challenging phase.

Family Mediation

Ensuring your child is at the centre of the discussion,
not the middle of your separation

Figuring out how to co-parent after separation can be hard. If you find it difficult to communicate or agree on decisions about your child or family situation mediation can help. It will give you the space to talk, to stay in control, and reach agreements about what happens to you and your family. It can be a quicker, less stressful, and more affordable way to find solutions.



Parenting Apart

Helping you to support your child through your separation

Parenting apart sessions offer specialist one-to-one support. Tailored to your individual circumstances and focusing on the matters which are affecting you and your child the most. Providing practical information and advice, these sessions will help you look beyond your separation, and equip you with the tools you need to co-parent effectively.

Arlene Harvey

After graduating from the University of Aberdeen, I began my career working with parents and children experiencing separation and divorce. Over the last 15 years, I’ve managed and developed third sector child contact services across North East Scotland before qualifying as a family mediator and parenting apart specialist. My contact centre work gave me invaluable experience, not only in supporting families through some of the most upsetting and emotional moments of their lives but also in learning from difficulties they experienced trying to manage the complexities of separation. ...

Whether in a mediation setting or during one-to-one parenting apart sessions, I work hard to help parents discover what they can do to make their separation easier for themselves and more importantly their children.

I feel very fortunate to work with parents often at their most vulnerable and see the positive changes my work can have for them. Going through my own divorce when my daughters were young undoubtedly laid the foundations of why I do this work. My service today has evolved from the distinctive background of my experience, training, and skillset. This allows me to help parents help their children in a positive way through their separation.

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Arlene Harvey


If you wish to learn more about my service or refer clients, please contact me directly for further information.

I have experience in court-ordered referrals including mediation, supervised/supported child contact, and social work referrals.