Our Help

We’re here to help make your divorce or separation less stressful. The law relating to children can be hard to cope with. Don’t be bullied into agreeing things or manipulated into a situation that’s getting you down.

Are you…

  • Worrying about the right way to organise contact or care of your children
  • Trying to negotiate an agreement
  • Looking for advice before/during mediation
  • Thinking or worried about court proceedings
  • Think about doing things yourself but not sure where to start
  • A grandparent seeking contact with your grandchildren
  • Need advice because Children’s Services/Cafcass have contacted you about your children or grandchildren and you’re not sure what to do

We can help support you with the following:

  • Mediation – Couples and family
  • MIAM initial assessment
  • Counselling – Couples
  • Court applications in respect of children
  • Shared care issues (child arrangement programme)
  • Specific Issues and Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Drafting letters and emails for you to send
  • Understanding the role of Cafcass and Children’s Services
  • Understanding the court process so you feel in control
  • McKenzie friend to support you in court
  •  If needed we can help you choose your legal team as we have a strong network of  Solicitors/Barristers we use who have a proven track record for their clients and who will have the right level of experience for your case

Counsellors

All our counsellors are registered with BACP’s which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

  • Elizabeth Gibbons-Jackson (Couples & Individuals)
  • Gavin Alston (Person Centred Counselling)

Mediators

All out mediators are registered with the Family Mediation Council

  • David Bradley – West Midlands
  • Vanya Atkins – Worcestershire, Gloucestershire & Oxfordshire
  • Gill Creed – Worcestershire and Herefordshire
  • Jayne Harris – Leeds and surrounding areas
  • Surinder Kumari – West Midlands
  • Lynda Lyons – Durham, Newcastle and surrounding areas
  • Lynn Miller – Durham, Newcastle and surrounding areas
  • Alison Mayers – Berkshire
  • Helen Sagers – Cambridgeshire
  • Diana Smith-Harris – Leeds and surrounding areas