What is Mediation ?
What is Community Mediation?
Community Mediation, sometimes known as Neighbour Mediation, is a way of resolving disputes. Disputes may involve such issues as:
Mediation is different from all other methods of solving disputes, because the parties in dispute decide the terms of the settlement themselves. They are guided in the process by the Mediators.
Mediators do not judge right or wrong
Mediators do not take sides
Boundaries or access problems
Abuse or threatening behaviour
Mediation is about identifying the causes of the dispute, taking time to understand the feelings, needs and effects on all involved by what is happening. Then, with our help, exploring and finding means of resolving issues, which satisfy everyone. This may involve: being open, being flexible, increasing your understanding of what is going on for others as well as yourself and how to make small but significant changes, to ensure a mutually satisfactory outcome. This is often called a win-win solution. It often relies on a genuine wish to live without fear, conflict, intimidation or threat.
The final stage of mediations invariably take place with all concerned present together, unless there are special reasons for keeping people apart. These "joint meetings" take place after separate sessions with the different parties involved have already taken place.
Why use Mediation North Surrey ?
Mediation is confidential
Mediation is impartial
Mediation is effective
Mediation is quicker, less stressful and cheaper than going to court
Mediators are there to help you resolve problems
Mediators are non-judgmental and do not take sides
We don't charge for our services