Family mediation

Family Mediation

Helping separated couples resolve issues that affect them and their children

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Family mediation is an invaluable service that aims to find a middle ground between a separated couple. It’s by working in this middle ground, we can find a way forward for you, your ex, and your children.

The impact on your children

Sometimes, when you are going through a ‘messy’ break-up, you just can’t see the woods for the trees. You might feel a high degree of anger, sadness, frustration and hostility towards each other. Tempers may rise, arguments may happen, and you might be very unkind to each other. This won’t only hurt your ex-partner, but it will also break the hearts of their children. Stop! You may have fallen out of love with each other, but I don’t expect you have fallen out of love with you children. They will also be suffering through this horrible situation. Seeing and hearing both of their parents being at loggerheads, unable to find some sort of resolution or middle ground, will be horrible for them.

Usually, the parents at this stage have legally separated or have decided to divorce. Okay, that’s all fine for the adults in the ‘couple relationship’ but hang on – what about the children?

Moving on as co-parents

If you want to ensure your children don’t suffer and are able to grow up without anger, anxiety or even depression, then their emotional self, needs to be protected. Co-parenting effectively means you need to build a different relationship with your ex-partner. A relationship based on mutual respect and compassion for your children.

This is your children’s birth right. When you criticise the other parent, you are attacking half of your children’s gene pool and someone they love. Don’t do it… ever!

If you are struggling to find a resolution to your issues, family mediation can really help.

What to expect from Family Mediation

For mediation to succeed, both parties need to voluntarily agree to attend and work together, with the mediator, on their individual issues raised. You will be given equal time to talk about your issues within a controlled environment, in the presence of an impartial mediator. Initially, individual sessions are required with your mediator before a joint mediation can then go ahead.

In some cases of high conflict (when joint discussion between parties is not an option at that time), ‘shuttle mediation’ can be offered; this is where the mediator goes between parties with issues raised and discusses these separately, so no visible or audible contact occurs between parties.

Nightingale Mediation

Our highly trained and experienced mediator, Angie, will always have your best interests at heart. She is firm, fair, and fab! She’s a lovely person to talk to and you can rest assured that the welfare of your family will be in good hands.

For more information about our family mediation service, please contact us today by calling 0141 353 9373 or by using the contact form on our Contact Page.

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“I was first introduced to Nightingale Counselling when my marriage was coming to an end. I found our counselling sessions to be a real revelation and learned so much about myself and about what makes relationships tick. I would recommend Florence to anyone who was experiencing relationship difficulties.”

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A real revelation...

“I was first introduced to Nightingale Counselling when my marriage was coming to an end. I found our counselling sessions to be a real revelation and learned so much about myself and about what makes relationships tick. I would recommend Florence to anyone who was experiencing relationship difficulties.”

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My daughter and I entered into mediation with Angie because of disharmony in our relationship. We were both treated with respect with clear ground rules laid out at the beginning. I can speak for my daughter, as well as myself, when I say that we both were made to feel comfortable, able to feel heard and able to speak with honesty without offending each other. We were each given our space to express ourselves and felt that we were actively listened to by Angie. Within three sessions, our communication skills had vastly improved. We became aware of each others difficulties which led to a greater understanding and less resentment. The way ahead looks promising: my daughter and I now have ‘alerts’ in place that when either of us are feeling stressed we know what to do. I would have no hesitation in recommending Angie as a mediator.

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