About Cardiff Family Mediation
We set up family mediation in Cardiff in July 2021 and this is our first mediation service in South Wales. Based on the popular Cathedral Road area of Cardiff, popular with law firms, barrister chambers and financial institutes, our Cardiff mediation branch is based at the excellent Sophia House, with clean, spacious and professional mediation rooms.
|Monday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 18:00|
Cardiff Mediation Branch Information
Payments accepted: Card, Cheque or Bank transfer. Please note our mediators cannot accept cash payments.
Nearest Train Station: Cardiff Train Station (18-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: No. On-site facilities and snack machine available.
Disabled Access: Yes, please advise the office of any special requirements
Directions: Backing on to Sophia Gardens and Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia House is located on Cathedral Road, Cardiff, just past the junction with Sophia Close. An 18-minute walk from Cardiff train station, there are many buses from the town centre and other areas of Cardiff if you are coming by public transport. There are great waiting room facilities on site at this modern and friendly office location, to put you at ease before your mediation appointment.
Parking: There are a couple of guest parking spaces on site. If not, there are free areas of parking located on Cathedral Road, although these do fill up quickly during the day. Otherwise, there is paid car parking at Sophia Garden, located behind Sophia House, a 2-minute walk away.
Our Cardiff Mediator
Membership: Law Society
Background: I’m all about the benefits of mediation. I have a background in law and have practiced as a Solicitor, qualifying in Cardiff in 2004. I decided to specialise in Family Law and specifically Private Family Law matters.
I enjoy helping clients and particularly to assist in resolving matters swiftly and cost effectively.
Being a practicing Family Law Solicitor for over 15 years has given me a sound knowledge of the issues that arise within separation and the main focus points.
I like to set an agenda with my clients. This is so each person can explain which way they wish the mediation to progress and their areas of concern. Children and their needs are at the forefront of considerations within mediations with me.
To me it is the most sensible way to separate. Communication of how to, is the absolute key. Each matter is different and everyone has their own set of family values. Mediation assists everyone to explore this. Mediation is very much resolution focused.
I have been a member of Resolution for the last two years. I truly believe early resolution is essential. It’s all about how we separate politely and for the best interests for those involved. I have witnessed first-hand, how immediate, effective mediation can be at resolving difficult issues.
Everyone is helpful, friendly and organised. We at Mediate UK all share the same solution-focused view and approach upon assisting separation.
Mediators are treated by Mediate UK with care and as human beings. I strongly believe that in itself leads to better mediators. I enjoy being part of Mediate UK and have no doubt that has a direct impact upon my enjoyment of mediations and my family life.
2. I am a keen runner and enjoy sporting activities.
3. I believe family and health come above money. As such my child is my priority above all else.
4. I am a traveller at heart and have backpacked across many countries.
5. I adore caravan and camping holidays, just as much as holidaying by the beach.
My initial 30 minute session was excellent. Alistair listened to all that I said and responded with clear and very informative advice. Really refreshing to have someone answering all my questions and also providing clear direction on all the details I needed to understand. Without question, fantastic value and reassuring, I now feel confident to move forward. Thank you.
amazing survice great advice and very understanding to my sistuation friendly and i felt comfortable talking about every think.
Professional and friendly.
Knowledgeable and practical.
I would readily recommend this service.