About Portsmouth Family Mediation
Our Family Mediation Service in Portsmouth is based in Gatcombe House, a wonderful Grade II listed building built in 1780. The house was an Officer’s Mess, our third office which coincidentally was previously used by the army.
|Monday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Thursday||09:00 - 18:00|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:00|
Portsmouth Mediation Branch Information
Payments accepted: Card, Cheque or Bank transfer. Please note our mediators cannot accept cash payments.
Nearest Train Station: Hilsea Train Station (10-minute walk).
Wifi: Yes. Ask at reception.
Reception Area: Yes. On arrival please go to reception and you will be met by your mediator.
Waiting area: Yes, in reception.
Shuttle Mediation Possible: Yes. Please let the admin office know you require this when booking your mediation appointment.
Café on site: No.
Disabled Access: Yes.
Directions: Gatcombe House is located four minutes from Junction 12 of the M27 and is a 10-minute drive from Portsmouth town centre. It is situated opposite the entrance to Roko Health Club.
Parking: Free onsite.
Our Portsmouth 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.
We were very pleased with the service we received, which was professional, efficient and sympathetic.
Great service and excellent customer care. Easy to use and nothing to be worried about if you are in a bad place.
So professional, informative and friendly. Would highly recommend them.