About Guildford Family Mediation
Our Family Mediation Service in Guildford is a brilliant space for holding family mediation appointments. Set in the Brighter Spaces offices, the meeting rooms are large, comfortable and modern. There is a friendly reception and waiting area during office hours.
|Monday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 18:00|
Guildford Mediation Branch Information
Payments accepted: Card, Cheque or Bank transfer. Please note our mediators cannot accept cash payments.
Nearest Train Station: Guildford train station is an 8-minute walk.
Reception Area: Yes.
Waiting area: Yes.
Shuttle Mediation Possible: Yes. Please let the admin office know you require this when booking your mediation appointment.
Café on site: No. There are many cafes in Guildford Town Centre.
Disabled Access: Sometimes. Please call to discuss your requirements.
Directions: In the middle of Guildford and overlooking Guildford Castle, these offices are used by therapists, counsellors and consultants. Each meeting room here is a great space to conduct family mediation. The entrance is next to Olivo’s restaurant. When you arrive at the branch, just ring on the intercom system and you will greeted by the concierge. At weekends or evening, the Guildford mediator will greet you in person.
Parking: There is plenty of parking in Guildford town centre. You can download a parking app, which is helpful for telling you where there are free spaces.
Our Guildford 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.
Membership: College of Mediators
I started mediating in 2007 in restorative justice and then as a Community mediator and then setting up an Intergenerational mediation service, which is still going strong.
I recently stepped down as Chairman of West Surrey Mediation Service and as a trustee of Mediation Surrey.
I like working with families and although separation and divorce are very stressful, it is very important to me, that families end up with a fair outcome.
A good trait for a mediator perhaps, I don’t mind dealing with stressful situations!
All the staff and mediators are supportive of each other and work constructively together, sharing our particular areas of specialist knowledge.
2. I have lived in six countries and love meeting people who are different to me.
3. I have three, grown up children.
4. My knowledge of financial crime is quite good.
5. Interiors and art are my passion. A trip to the V&A or an antiques market just a perfect day.
Accreditation: LLB (Hons), LLM, FMCT
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.
Professional company , very prompt with excellent customer service would definitely recommend.
The mediator grasped my case immediately and knew how to proceed.
I found the advice very useful.but mostly I found the proffecional support invaluable and I felt I could really trust my mediator.