Susie Rayner offers you a different approach to sorting out your disputes. It's not just about negotiating about your children and finances. We teach you how to deal with conflict. Why you react the way you do? We start with you and work from there. The waves don't stop coming, we teach you how to ride them!
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The situation that you're in right at this moment will not last forever.
During this terrible time - sometimes we are not the best parent or friend or daughter we normally are and that's totally ok. What we help you with is to understand what's going on inside and most importantly Why? Don't be too hard on yourself and don't expect too much. Learning some key strategies could be all that you need to let go and move on.
Your kids are going through this too. What you feel, they feel. They may be 2 or 6 or 14 years old. They feel your energy, whether it is upbeat and happy or sad and depressed. You may think you are hiding it from them but they know. Sometimes parents talk to their children about what is happening. Sometimes this is too much for their little undeveloped minds to cope with.
Sometimes we get stuck in the past and feel like the victim of our circumstances. Have you heard the saying the rich get richer and poor get poorer? Well, guess what? The same goes for how you think about your life and what is going on a the moment.......The happy get happier and the sad get sadder or the depressed get more depressed or your feeling of hopelessness has you accepting that there is no hope. Mediate Negotiate will give you some vial tools and strategies to ask yourself the right questions to get yourself from feeling like a victim, too feeling empowered. PLEASE NOTE If you are a victim of Family Violence please contact Safe Steps or 1800RESPECT, or if you are in immediate danger please call '000'
We know what you're going through is one of the toughest experiences you'll ever face. We are here to listen and help you to see that there is a future beyond all of this.
We acknowledge that you may have never been in a situation like this before. We acknowledge that that this is a very stressful time but it won't last forever.
In mediation we use respectful communication. We don't allow derogatory comments. We can terminate at any time if the mediation process is being disrespected.
Mediation is self-determining - This means that we don't tell you what you should and shouldn't do. We don't take sides and we let you discuss your disputes in a flexible environment. Completely opposite to going to family court.
We are obliged by the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008 and the Family Law Act 1975 to provide information to inform you of non-court based services that are available to you, and of courts processes and services.
There is support for you and your children. Whether that be online or face to face support. At Mediate Negotiate we will support and guide you during the Mediation process. We can also refer to other professionals if the need arises.