About Aldershot Family Mediation
We have been running family mediation in Aldershot since 2014. It was our third branch to go live and is a great venue to hold mediation appointments. The building was an Officer’s mess before being turned into Aldershot Enterprise Centre. The meeting rooms are large and spacious and we can host shuttle mediation at the venue as well.
|Monday||09:00 - 19:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 19:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 19:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 19:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
Aldershot Mediation Branch Information
Payments accepted: Card or Bank transfer. Please note our mediators cannot accept cash payments.
Nearest Train Station: Aldershot Train Station (20 minute walk)
Wifi: Yes. Ask at reception for code
Reception Area: Yes, Staffed during office hours
Waiting area: Yes, outside meeting room
Shuttle Mediation Possible: Yes, ask when booking your joint mediation sessions
Café: Yes. On-site during office hours.
Disabled Access: Yes, please advise the office of any special requirements
Directions: Aldershot Enterprise Centre is located within a historic British Army officers mess called Mandora House. You need to pass through a security post to reach the offices. Follow directions to the “Ski Slope” where you will see signs directing you to the Aldershot Enterprise Centre.
The signs will take you down Gallwey Road where the road will fork – take the left fork to the security barrier, where the guard will let you through.
Parking: Free and plentiful on site. Once on site, you will come to a manned security barrier. The attendants will allow you access once you advise them you are visiting the Aldershot Enterprise Centre.
Follow the road straight ahead, this road curves to the right, follow the road and keep the large building on your left. This is a one-way system so follow the road around the building and drive past the main entrance. Once you pass the main entrance there are two parking areas on the right-hand side of the road. Please use the car parks only and do not park along the road.
Our Aldershot Mediators
Membership: College of Mediators
Background: I left university and was sponsored by the Magistrates Courts to complete my Law Finals. After qualifying as a Solicitor, I spent about 20 years working as a legal adviser and legal team manager in the Magistrates courts.
I have extensive experience in the criminal and family divisions of the Magistrates’ courts. I left the Magistrates’ courts as they amalgamated and I needed to spend more time with my family. I volunteered for Citizens Advice whilst training as a mediator and ended up working part-time for them as a supervisor.
I became accredited as a family mediator in May 2018
Friends encouraged me to train as a mediator as they believed I had the right qualities
I enjoy new challenges and felt training as a mediator was a good path to follow.”
Feeling that information given by me as a mediator can make a difference to parties moving forward. Seeing parties say what they need to say and feel they are listened to and acknowledged. Seeing parties come back from a meeting where I felt they were at a real impasse and then agreeing proposals.”
The Company is always looking at new ways to grow and develop and has some great innovative ideas including the legal packages on offer and backing charities like the Trussell Trust and Child Law Advice”
2. I enjoy cycling and have cycled around the Cherbourg peninsular, along the River Rance and extensively in Holland.
3. I enjoy reading and going to the theatre.
4. I have been married for 30 years and have two very sporty boys.
5. I also work part-time as an Advice Services Manager for the Citizens Advice.
Accreditation: LLB (Hons), LLM, FMCA
Membership: Family Mediation Council, College of Mediators
Background: I have a law degree from the University of Wales, Swansea and a Masters Degree in Child Law. After completing my training contract in Cardiff, I decided to specialise in family law. I practised as a solicitor for 8 years, representing clients in public and private law proceedings.
After a move to Surrey and a career break to have my two children, I trained as a Family Mediator with National Family Mediation.
2. My favourite thing to do is to meet my friends for a coffee….and a pastry.
3. I have very bad taste in television and watch terrible reality TV. Don’t judge me.
4. I have two beautiful daughters who keep me on my toes.
5. I met my husband at Law School. He is a lawyer too but to this day, I don’t understand his job. At all.
Accreditation: FMCA, CIM
Membership: Family Mediators Association
Background: I worked at Sainsburys, from checkouts to HR to Legal Assistant in Head Office. It made me quickly realise I wanted to work with families and not in a corporate environment.
After studying law I worked in a Child Contact Centre, which also offered mediation. I completed the NFM training course and continued my training with Mediate UK.
After discussing other options, family mediation took to my liking immediately. It is affordable and amicable for the clients and it is rewarding and fulfilling for the mediator.”
I love seeing the relief in clients’ faces when they have reached an agreement. They often come to meetings believing that nothing will be agreed, and it will all be a waste of time – there is nothing I love more than proving people wrong!”
Mediate UK offers opportunities that are not available elsewhere to trainee mediators. They genuinely want you to be the best mediator you can be and do not hold back on helping you to achieve just that.”
2. I am passionate about mental health wellbeing.
3. I am obsessed with Disney and insist that everyone in my household shares my obsession.
4. My nickname is Taz – due to my temper tantrums as a toddler resembling the cartoon character Taz, The Tasmanian Devil…
5. I have two wonderful daughters, who thankfully do not resemble the Tasmanian Devil.