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CountryWide Mediation was among the very first family mediation services
to be set up in the country and it is now among the primary suppliers of family mediation in the Stafford.

We have an unrivalled depth of knowledge, ability and experience in solving problems and dealing with dispute and conflicts within families.

All members of our household mediation group are professionally recognized (FMCA) through the Family Mediation Council.

We have our own devoted mediation facilities in a quiet yet central location, with 3 mediation rooms, different waiting locations, a reception area with additional seating and a back workplace.

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

We provide both legally assisted and privately funded mediation covering all Stafford.

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Couples Mediation

What is couples mediation?

All relationships go through periods of obstacle when strong feelings and differences in beliefs can result in a momentary breakdown in interaction. When arguments and strong disagreements continue over an extended period of time, trust is lost and separation, both physical and emotional, can result. Couples mediation is a procedure which facilitates clear communication therefore opens the way for making reasoned and reasonable negotiations and exploring results to which both parties can provide their allegiance. This procedure parties both allows to express their highly held views in a private, safe and skilfully managed environment.

Who is mediation for?

People who are experiencing challenges in their relationships and who have the maturity to acknowledge that they might communicate much better with appropriate support from outside. Clearly, both parties require to be willing to take part in the process. This procedure is actually useful in assisting individuals deal with their own agonizing concerns.

Why use couples mediation?

This technique is a thoughtful and sensitive method of dealing with relationship obstacles. It intends to bring about healing and considerate communication whether or not couples continue to live together. It is likewise more personal and much less costly than using lawyers. The legal method can be extremely pricey in both material and psychological methods and frequently events lack the control of the couple worried. This will not occur in mediation. The legal method is to deconstruct the relationship with lawyers on either side embracing an adversarial view of the scenario which tends to increase stress and deepen unfavorable sensations. This can cause tense conversations around access to children, moving out of the family house and department of product ownerships.

On the occasion that couples are going through the courts, mediation can be really appropriate in producing healing and understanding in very difficult scenarios.

When should a couple seek mediation?

When dispute erupts around apparently trivial issues although everyone understands that there are essential concerns which are not being dealt with. When they know they need help– trust is breaking down, the environment at home is significantly difficult, when they can’t get rid of the barrier between them. Or when there is a lull in the dispute and they see a chance for enhanced communication.

How is this various from treatment?

Mediation is about developing abilities which will empower people to discover solutions. The procedure is informed by best practice from a number of approaches including The Work of Byron Katie, Cognitive Behavioural Treatment, and NLP.

What occurs?

The assistance procedure involves the following sessions:

  1. Meeting each celebration individually and defining her/his goals for the mediation procedure.
    Intro to the technique on which the process is based (checking out the truths of understanding and forecast).
  2. After each celebration has been through the above procedure independently, they come together to resolve the problems that have actually arisen. This session breaks the ice for greater compassion and a softening of mindsets.
  3. Opportunities to practice utilizing the new approach which has been taught and negotiating for the future– coming to agreement about specific requirements and choices.
  4. Using this approach to explore the judgements and beliefs that underlie the difficulties that are being experienced. This is where shifts begin to occur and individuals release resentments and blame.

In cases where couples require additional facilitation or more practice with the design that is being discovered, this can be arranged.

What’s it like?

It’s about discovering brand-new skills in communication and using these skills to resolve the difficulties that have actually occurred. When that happens, clearer communication can start. All of this can be a lot less difficult than people picture due to the fact that they are in fact learning to let go of tension in this process.

Each session can last between two and 3 hours with suitable beaks. I work firstly with one partner separately and later on with the other after which they come together for an additional session where they can begin their clearer discussions. At this moment, I facilitate the conversation, making sure good listening. This requires to be done slowly and carefully. When a conversation speeds up, conflict is frequently what happens!

During all these sessions, interaction abilities are being taught, contributing to the skills that the people have currently acquired.

What is expected from clients?

A level of maturity to take part in a procedure which includes re-assessing judgements and beliefs and a desire to listen to the other and respect her/his requirements.

What are the benefits of mediation?

The benefits that this process deals are:

  • A method to deal with the underlying feelings of dispute and animosity in a positive, private and hopeful environment
  • A way to re-establish interaction, great listening, co-operation, obligation and an understanding of each other’s issues
  • A neutral, knowledgeable facilitator who will ensure fairness and appropriate listening
  • A chance to deal with hard psychological issues that trigger conflict and absence of agreement
  • Introduction to an effective conflict management tool
  • Opportunity for each partner to reflect separately on their problems with the facilitator
  • Bitterness is decreased and joint decisions are most likely to be honoured

Couples mediation is a procedure which assists in clear communication and so opens the method for making reasoned and reasonable negotiations and exploring results to which both celebrations can offer their obligation. Clearly, both celebrations need to be willing to get involved in the process. Mediation is about developing abilities which will empower individuals to discover options. The procedure is notified by best practice from a number of approaches consisting of The Work of Byron Katie, Cognitive Behavioural Treatment, and NLP.All of this can be a lot less difficult than individuals picture because they are actually discovering to let go of tension in this procedure.

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About Mediator 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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