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We were very close to an agreement but including Sue was invaluable. Her calm fact based approach made a huge difference to me. One of the issues I had was that my ex can be very controlling, obviously as our relationship has broken down, this was even harder to deal with. Sue was able to be the voice of reason. This made a huge difference and allowed us to come to an agreement without going to court, saving time, money and a lot of stress. Thank you.

(Feb 2021)

The organisation and staff were all very helpful.

The mediator was very understanding and patient and took time to explain everything well.

I found the mediator very helpful, kind and supportive.

 Jayne, I wanted to write to you to tell you that after nearly a year the estate is settled. Thank you for your kindness and help. 
  March 2021

The mediator was very good all the way and very helpful. I was very pleased with her.

The mediator helped us to get where we needed to be. Thank you!

Jayne, Thank you for your help today in guiding us through this difficult and painful situation. I really hope we can go on to communicate and heal from this, and like you said give our children the gift of knowing that both parents are ok and can show respect and in a way love to each other even though they are not physically together.
April 2021

The mediator helped me understand things from my ex’s point of view and helped us to communicate better for the sake of our son. He helped us talk again, sort out our finances and arrangements for our son. Thank you from my heart.

The mediator was empathetic and trustworthy. He provided an effective space in which we could discuss and reach an agreement.

The mediation was kept impartial and all discussions were calm and positive.

Our mediator was excellent. I felt heartened that due consideration was shown to BOTH parties. All the elements of patience, focus and expedience (important financially) along with clear, concise delivery were very skilful.

Hello Jayne

I just wanted to thank you for trying to help us last night, I also wanted to say that doing mediation via Zoom was brilliant I felt more relaxed and was really able to talk openly.
I would definitely agree to doing mediation again in this way and would definitely suggest to others to do mediation via Zoom.

Thanks again

July 2021

I found the mediator very helpful, kind and supportive.

Thank you very much Jayne for your time listening to me and the forms. I’m so grateful that mediation services are acceptable for those who seek help. I feel like there’s a progress In this difficult situation and I can move forward from today.

August 2021

We were given the opportunity to raise topics/issues which otherwise would not have been possible.

Sue had the patience of a saint.  She made it clear and was fair to both parties.

April 2021

Jayne, Thank you so much for your time today - your management of the situation and your insight into our issues was really helpful.

February 2021

It provided a fair framework where difficult, emotive issues could be brought to the table and discussed without feeling brow-beaten into decisions.

The reception over the telephone was extremely sympathetic and kind, elements hugely important for someone who is traumatised and vulnerable. I felt safe, respected and never a hindrance.

They talk to you – not at you or above you.

Jayne Swanston was very helpful and skilled in our mediation process, helping us both to come to agreements on financial, family, housing, separation and divorce matters. She created a safe environment which reduced my anxiety and made a very stressful and traumatic time into a much easier time. She helped us to swiftly come to agreement without antagonism or high emotion. I felt safe and understood throughout. She understood where the legal standing was, how we each felt and what the priorities were for both of us. 

February 2021

The mediation allowed my ex and I to establish dialogue about our issues and to come to a mutually satisfactory agreement.

The mediator was very kind, which made the situation easier.