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St Albans Mediation

About St Albans Family Mediation

Our Family Mediation Service in St Albans is based in the Albany Centre, which is set up to provide training and therapy services. So it is a great place for family mediation in St Albans and right in the heart of the town too.

Mediate UK

The Albany Centre

4 Victoria St

St Albans

AL1 3JD

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Opening hours:

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED
Mediateul St Albans office mediation branch

St Albans Mediation Branch Information

Payments accepted: Card, Cheque or Bank transfer. Please note our mediators cannot accept cash payments.

Nearest Train Station: St Albans City and St Albans Abbey Train Stations (10-minute walk).

Wifi: Yes. Free.

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. There are many cafes in St Albans town centre within a few minutes’ walk.

Disabled Access: No.

Directions: Our St Albans Branch of family mediation is based in the town centre. Situated Opposite The Skipton Building Society and next to Connells Estate Agency.

Parking: There is ample parking in the Maltings Centre Car Park. After 6.30pm you can park on the single yellow lines on the same road as the Albany Centre.

Our St Albans Mediators

Emily Dobson

Mediate UK Emily Dobson Mediator

Accreditation: FMCT

Membership: College of Mediators

I began my career in the media (with a paper round). I have a history undergraduate degree and master’s degree in international political economy both from Kings College University and prior to working as a Family Mediator I worked in headhunting both in financial services and the global mining industry.

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Why did you want to become a family mediator?
I knew little of mediation before I trained as a family mediator and my knowledge of it was mostly around disputes in the workplace. However, it was through hearing the lived experiences of those close to me who had faced the challenges of the court process and the lasting impact it had on their lives that I learnt more about the value and need of mediation for families. I feel very passionately that the principles are an absolute force for good and can achieve life changing results, I wanted to be a part of that.
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What do you most like about family mediation?
Clients come to mediation at their most vulnerable. They face a scary, daunting and uncertain future ahead and, in a lot of cases, talking to me is the first time they have really been able to express this. Without doubt, it is helping them realise that there is a route through and alleviating some of the concerns that have been consuming them. When a successful solution comes together and seeing my clients feel positive rather than fearful about their future is undoubtedly the most rewarding experience, I have been able to enjoy in my career to date.
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What is the most difficult mediation situation that you have dealt with?
It is always difficult when conflict has reached such a point that the child’s/children’s voice in the decision-making process has fallen far back from front and centre, and this happens all too often. In many ways, I can understand how this can happen and I am empathetic to that, if I feel that resentment is taking over from creating a workable plan for the children, I always bring their voice back into the room because, ultimately, both parents want what is best for their children and reminding them of that often renews their ambition to work together.
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What do you enjoy most about working with Mediate UK?
Mediate UK has a dedicated team of office staff and mediators who are all genuinely passionate about family mediation. This network is an excellent way for us to share our ideas, challenges and questions about our industry and day to day experiences at work. Some days can throw you a curveball and new challenges arise frequently, but we put our heads together as a group, each drawing on our different expertise and find solutions. This is uniquely invaluable when working in this sector.
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Five facts about me:
1. I am passionate about music and have tried to learn pretty much all instruments from the harp to the cello and many others in between.
2. I am a first-time dog mum to a gorgeous fox red Labrador who is slowly working her way through all my furniture. Caution: asking me about her may cause a lengthy off tangent monologue!
3. I grew up in Devon and know of nothing more invigorating than swimming in the sea, I will and do swim whatever the weather. When I'm not near sea I will find my local lido to take a dip in.
4. My mum used to work for David Bowie and both my parents are lifelong musicians.
5. I am passionately interested in politics and current affairs which can make me quite unpopular at a party.

Read our reviews on St Albans Mediation

Absolutely amazing service, life changing for our separated family. Thank you so much.

Very Professional and Caring service. Highly Recommended. A++++ 10/10!!!

Excellent service

Contact us for further information on Family Mediation in St Albans

Call our St Albans Mediation Branch on 01727 576 090

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