Testimonials

Thanks to mediation, we are able to talk to each other again and our daughter is now much happier. She is now smiling all the time and keeps saying “happy”.BL – Cheshire area

I wish to thank you for mediating the issues between two of our Directors. As a result of your mediation we have been able to retain two very valuable people and this has helped us to save our business. -Small Business

You helped us save over £8,000.00 of legal fees by mediating the dispute. We only wish our lawyers had referred us to you sooner. As a result we were able to retain valuable staff, and maintain productivity. I cannot put a figure on the true savings but it must be thousands more. Thank you! – Public Sector HR Dept.
Thank you for the time you spent with us during the most difficult time in our relationship. Your fair, calm and purposeful manner allowed us to come to an agreement on both finances and contact for the children in just two sessions. We now both appreciate that today is the beginning of a new type of partnership – not a worse one – just a different one that with two beautiful girls, will give many far more positive outcomes.Thank you once again.
I liked talking to you Bernadette because you helped me not to worry as much. -Chloe aged 9
I want to see both my Mummy and Daddy three days a week each and on the other day to stay at my Gran’s or my Auntie’s. That way everything is fair and they won’t argue. -Daniel aged 6
Agreement was achieved quickly and relatively painlessly through mediation. Through solicitors, it would have become a very bitter, long and expensive journey, where perhaps courts would have made decisions that neither of us were happy with.
Drawing my picture and talking about my Mummy and Daddy to you, helped me see that Mummy and Daddy both still love me.  –  Andrew aged 6
I can confirm that the service was extremely approachable and friendly and that we were kept informed and provided with clear information.  Our matter was managed in a highly professional manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending any couple in need of mediation to use your excellent service. – Mr F
The time spent with you was invaluable in that you opened my eyes to a different perspective.  I now appreciate we had the same goal but were approaching it very differently. Public sector, Mediation participant.
You have taught me a lot about myself and dealing with other people.
Glad I attended for mediation assessment as the Mediator pointed out a number of issues I was not aware of and also explain the legal aid position.  She put my mind at ease regarding the position regarding the children and the procedures available. – Mr H
I just want my mum and dad to be friends.  They keep saying that’s what they want but all I hear is them shouting.  I hope they will listen when you tell them that is what I want.  –  Katie aged 11
I definitely found the initial free meeting helpful. I was concerned about coming until I met the Mediator. – Ms C
We were amazed with the difference your DiSC training made to our bottom line of profits in addition to the enhanced team co-operation and understanding. The time our team spent with you was invaluable, and it was so useful to find out how we can express the same thing in different ways , yet be misunderstood. It was invaluable to have you show us how a crisis can make people revert to learned negative behaviour, and how learning DiSC can help them change this for the better. The experience was one everyone thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated. Great training! – Public Sector PCT
I wish Mum and Dad would stop arguing about silly things.  We all make mistakes and they have been separated for nearly 2 years so why do they still fight over silly things?  I want them to know that my sister and I want them to stop.  – Sam aged 9
Attending mediation helped me to be able to explain what my ex has been like and how he’s made me feel. – Mrs D
Mediation has been a lifeline.  We have tried every other angle but it’s not worked. This has proved to be a positive experience – Anon.
We were keen to resolve matters amicably and to remain friends for the sake of the children.  Our friends told us we didn’t stand a chance of achieving such a result. We do not hate each other and have accepted that we are just not right for each other.
We are so grateful for your assistance! You helped us to save a fortune!  We were delighted that you were able to resolve the dispute in one day! Our previous experience of workplace disputes had meant spending days dealing with the issues through our legal team and ending up with a very large legal bill and having to replace staff at a huge expense.- Co-Director, Small Business
Ending a relationship is painful, but Bernadette helped us to ensure we did everything in the right way to benefit us and the children.
Bernadette respected our wishes and did not try to stir up any problems. She helped us reach solutions easily and was clear about the information she required from us. – Anon
As a result of resolving our issues through the mediation process, we can maintain a friendship and civility which enables us to communicate effectively for the benefit of both ourselves and our children.  We believe that by resolving our separation through mediation, we will be able to enjoy sharing our children’s milestones in life together. We both look forward to sharing our children’s milestones in life together. Mr M
We contacted Bernadette on Monday and by the following Friday the matter was resolved!  What a contrast to our previous experiences with months of disruption waiting for the outcome of the tribunal matter. We will always consider mediation as the first option in the future! Your follow up training has been invaluable to help us deal with issues as they arise and before they escalate. – International Company.
I am writing to thank you for all the support you gave to M and me, during the most difficult time in our life together. I spent my married life looking to M for all major financial decisions – he in his role of “provider” protected me from them.  So when I separated from him and needed help, I felt the only path to take was that of a solicitor and the courts.  M asked me to consider mediation. I am so glad we did. I felt that we were on a level playing field. I was allowed to say things, and be heard.  For the first time in many years I had a voice and some control over what was happening to me. What a wonderful feeling! It has enabled M and me to go through the process, whilst maintaining respect for ourselves and each other.  More than anything, our children who are both on the edge of their adult lives, have seen that change can take place in a positive way, hopefully lessening the hurt our separation caused.  –  G.
Ending a relationship is painful, but Bernadette helped us to ensure we did everything in the right way to benefit us and the children. Bernadette respected our wishes and did not try to stir up any problems. She helped us reach solutions easily and was clear about the information she required from us. As a result of resolving our issues through the mediation process, we can maintain a friendship and civility which enables us to communicate effectively for the benefit of both ourselves and our children.  We believe that by resolving our separation through mediation, we will be able to enjoy sharing our children’s milestones in life together. We both look forward to sharing our children’s milestones in life together.  – Mr B.
I am so glad I attended mediation as the Mediator explained clearly the different ways I could deal with my divorce and separation. She also explained the legal aid position.  She put my mind at ease regarding the position regarding the children and the procedures available. My ex-wife and I were able to come to a realistic solution regarding the finances and children, without losing all our assets in legal fees.   Mr H.
Many thanks for agreeing to see me and talk about my nervousness and low self esteem. As a grown man, in my retirement years, I decided to take up studying the piano seriously to try and achieve a diploma but in each exam my nervousness has never left me and has affected my performance. Shortly after our meeting I took another exam and must congratulate you on what you did for me.  I was the most relaxed I have ever been in an exam. I thank you so much Bernadette. I would recommend you to anyone who has an ordeal to face in whatever circumstances it may be. – H.
I am really happy with the work you have done. I had contact with my daughter all day yesterday – the first time I’ve seen her in weeks.  I had a lovely day and was very grateful for your help in bringing this about.   Mr M.