Mediation is coming of age – The client experience

Mediation is coming of age, that is the theme of the 2017 College of Mediators National Conference. But what does this mean exactly? In this four-part series I will describe how mediators themselves are striving to make mediation a professional service that not only serves our clients well, but all of our professional colleagues as[…]

Happy Valentine

Is Valentine’s Day your least favourite holiday?  Has another year gone by when the disappointment simply just piles up?  Maybe you’ve found a Valentine’s Day card, and it’s not even intended for you? Or maybe you are thinking what could be more romantic than to say ‘I do’ on Valentine’s Day? Data shows that from[…]

Seven things to consider if you are thinking about divorce

7 things to consider if you are thinking about divorce  There is no such thing as an easy, pain free divorce.  Let’s face it – it would be a strange world indeed if we were to get married to someone thinking ‘one day I’ll divorce this person….’ So the majority of people are not really prepared at[…]

New beginnings

New Year – New Start

We’re only just getting over Christmas and already there are demands on us…. What are our New Year’s Resolutions going to be? To get fitter, thinner, fatter….Eat less, do less…Do more… Give up …give in…just give? Get up and go? Read more…read less…write more..? Spend more time…save more time…make more time…  Join a club.. Do[…]

Bah Humbug

Holiday times and especially Christmas can be stressful enough even when you’re not separating or divorcing.  The routine bombardment from November onwards of decorations and good cheer can whip up a general frenzy of expectation which can be difficult to fulfil…..particularly in this modern world. During the run up to Christmas, Social media abounds with[…]