Our Household Mediation Services

CountryWide Mediation was among the first household mediation services
to be set up in the country and it is now among the primary service providers of household mediation in the Dunstable.

We have an unrivalled depth of understanding, ability and experience in solving and resolving issues conflict and disagreements within families.

All members of our family mediation group are expertly accredited (FMCA) through the Family Mediation Council.

We have our own dedicated mediation properties in a quiet yet main location, with 3 mediation spaces, different waiting areas, a reception location with additional seating and a back workplace.

We have the ability to offer first conference/ MIAMs visits (for individuals) within 24hours and appointments for mediation meetings (for both celebrations), within 5 working days.

We offer both legally aided and independently moneyed mediation covering all Dunstable.

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Couples Mediation

What is couples mediation?

All relationships go through durations of obstacle when strong feelings and differences in beliefs can result in a short-term breakdown in communication. When arguments and strong disagreements continue over a long period of time, trust is lost and separation, both physical and psychological, can result. Couples mediation is a procedure which helps with clear interaction therefore breaks the ice for making reasoned and sensible settlements and exploring results to which both parties can give their loyalty. This procedure parties both allows to reveal their strongly held views in a personal, safe and skilfully managed environment.

Who is mediation for?

People who are experiencing obstacles in their relationships and who have the maturity to recognise that they could communicate much better with suitable assistance from outdoors. Plainly, both celebrations require to be going to take part in the procedure. This process is actually useful in assisting people deal with their own uncomfortable problems.

Why utilize couples mediation?

It intends to bring about recovery and considerate interaction whether or not couples continue to live together. The legal method can be really costly in both emotional and material methods and frequently occasions run out of the control of the couple concerned. This will not take place in mediation.

In the event that couples are going through the courts, mediation can be extremely appropriate in bringing about recovery and understanding in extremely challenging situations.

When should a couple seek mediation?

When dispute emerges around apparently unimportant issues although everyone knows that there are fundamental problems which are not being fixed. When they know they need assist– trust is breaking down, the atmosphere at home is increasingly hard, when they can’t overcome the barrier between them. Or when there is a lull in the conflict and they see an opportunity for enhanced interaction.

How is this different from treatment?

Therapy tends to delve into the past and tends to take a long period of time, exploring problem areas. Mediation has to do with developing skills which will empower people to find solutions. It is much quicker and will typically take just four or five sessions over a brief period of time. Nevertheless, the procedure is informed by best practice from a number of methods consisting of The Work of Byron Katie, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and NLP.

What occurs?

The assistance process includes the following sessions:

  1. Consulting with each party separately and specifying her/his objectives for the mediation process.
    Introduction to the technique on which the process is based (exploring the realities of understanding and forecast).
  2. After each party has actually been through the above process independently, they come together to address the problems that have actually developed. This session breaks the ice for greater empathy and a softening of attitudes.
  3. Opportunities to practice utilizing the new method which has been taught and working out for the future– coming to agreement about private requirements and choices.
  4. Using this technique to explore the judgements and beliefs that underlie the obstacles that are being experienced. This is where shifts start to occur and people release resentments and blame.

In cases where couples need more assistance or more practice with the model that is being discovered, this can be organized.

What’s it like?

It’s about discovering new skills in interaction and utilizing these abilities to resolve the problems that have arisen. As soon as that occurs, clearer interaction can begin. All of this can be a lot less difficult than individuals picture due to the fact that they are really discovering to let go of tension in this procedure.

Each session can last between 2 and 3 hours with appropriate beaks. I work first of all with one partner individually and later with the other after which they come together for an additional session where they can begin their clearer conversations. At this point, I assist in the discussion, making sure great listening. This requires to be done gradually and carefully. Conflict is regularly what occurs when a discussion accelerate!

During all these sessions, communication abilities are being taught, adding to the skills that the people have already acquired.

What is anticipated from customers?

A level of maturity to participate in a procedure which involves re-assessing beliefs and judgements and a willingness to listen to the other and respect her/his needs.

What are the advantages of mediation?

The advantages that this process offers are:

  • A method to resolve the underlying feelings of dispute and bitterness in a favorable, private and confident environment
  • A method to re-establish communication, great listening, co-operation, obligation and an understanding of each other’s issues
  • A neutral, skilled facilitator who will guarantee fairness and correct listening
  • A chance to deal with hard emotional issues that trigger dispute and lack of agreement
  • Intro to a powerful dispute management tool
  • Opportunity for each partner to reflect independently on their problems with the facilitator
  • Bitterness is decreased and joint decisions are most likely to be honoured

Couples mediation is a procedure which facilitates clear interaction and so opens the method for making reasoned and reasonable settlements and checking out results to which both celebrations can offer their loyalty. Clearly, both celebrations require to be willing to get involved in the process. Mediation is about establishing abilities which will empower people to discover options. The procedure is informed by finest practice from a number of approaches including The Work of Byron Katie, Cognitive Behavioural Treatment, and NLP.All of this can be a lot less demanding than individuals imagine since they are actually discovering to let go of tension in this procedure.

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About Mediation in WikiPedia

Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. Mediation is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and to help the parties find their optimal solution. A mediator is facilitative in that she/he manages the interaction between parties and facilitates open communication. Mediation is also evaluative in that the mediator analyzes issues and relevant norms (“reality-testing”), while refraining from providing prescriptive advice to the parties (e.g., “You should do…”).

Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community, and family matters.

The term mediation broadly refers to any instance in which a third party helps others reach an agreement. More specifically, mediation has a structure, timetable, and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential, possibly enforced by law. Participation is typically voluntary. The mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates rather than directs the process. Mediation is becoming a more peaceful and internationally accepted solution to end the conflict. Mediation can be used to resolve disputes of any magnitude.

The term mediation, however, due to language as well as national legal standards and regulations is not identical in content in all countries but rather has specific connotations, and there are some differences between Anglo-Saxon definitions and other countries, especially countries with a civil, statutory law tradition.

Mediators use various techniques to open, or improve, dialogue and empathy between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement. Much depends on the mediator’s skill and training. As the practice gained popularity, training programs, certifications, and licensing followed, which produced trained and professional mediators committed to the discipline.

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