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.
- The needs of your child to always be put first
- A confidential, professional, and flexible service
- Support to enable you and your ex-partner to co-parent positively
- To work together to reduce conflict and focus on a more manageable future
- A fair and unbiased approach
- A fully online service
- Pre-mediation intake meetings: £100 per person (includes up to 2 meetings and all work undertaken before joint mediation)
- Joint session: £50 per person
- Individual session: £50
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.
- If you are worried about how your child is coping with your separation
- If you are considering family mediation
- If your partner is unwilling to engage in the mediation process
- If you are unable to communicate with your ex-partner
- If you want to understand what is happening for you and your child and how to make positive changes
- If you want your child to thrive and not just survive your separation
- £50 per session (a minimum of 2 sessions are recommended)
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.
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.