Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)/Mediation is a structured process. Each client attends an intake session followed by a joint mediation session. During the intake session, the client is able to discuss his/her issues and goals with the FDRP in a neutral and confidential environment. Once both clients have attended their individual intake sessions, then the mediator will schedule the joint session.
During the joint mediation, the FDRP facilitates an open discussion. This assists clients to generate options in resolving their issue, find common ground, and progress in moving forward towards an agreement. While mediation is a structured process, we endeavour to tailor the mediation to the client’s individual needs and circumstances.
We offer shuttle mediation where clients are in separate rooms for the duration of the mediation, or a co mediation where 2 qualified mediators facilitate the mediation. These options are at the request of either or both of the clients; or as deemed necessary by the mediator.