Going through divorce or separation can be extremely distressing.
Are you or someone you know finding you and your ex partner cannot agree on arrangements for the children ? perhaps, you disagree over parenting and how to raise your children. Other factors such as finances contribute too. Either way the impact on you and the children can be worrying and emotionally draining as well as potentially very expensive.
Specialist family support, sometimes known in the family law field as a Family Consultant can make a big difference by helping you deal with some of the emotional and practical issues either prior to or during the divorce process, thereby avoiding costly legal bills. Help can also be accessed after the legal aspects have been finalised, where shared parenting is the presenting problems.
Some family lawyers and mediators recognise the value of working with family consultants in support of their clients. These come under the heading of Collaborative law professional who, like me belong to an organisation called Resolution http://www.resolution.org.uk/
If considering involving a Family Consultant, you will need to feel confident that they have the right ethos, values, knowledge and skills to work in partnership with colleagues in the best interest of clients and families going through family breakdown.
I am an Independent practitioner with many years experience of helping parents, children young people and families in a range of areas, including work for local authorities. I have experience in Child and Adolescent mental health (CAMHS ) I am also trained in Family mediation (ADRg) I am able to offer input for families as part of the collaborative process. I have a successful track record and a real heart for conflict resolution, with extensive experience of working with parents, children and young people.
How my Input can be accessed
I employ a flexible approach aimed at achieving engagement and progress, which can include combinations of :shuttle work, face to face, skype, individual, couple, child/young person family input.