“I believe our role as mediators is not simply to settle conflicts or fashion agreements, but to create choices. I believe the choice of whether to agree or settle a dispute belongs to the parties, not the mediators.”
Kenneth Cloke, 2001
As a mediator I have practiced a range of different approaches to mediation over the years. I have worked as a conciliator for the Residential Tenancies Authority Queensland in a high-volume environment with short turn-around times for conciliations. I have also provided ongoing mediation services for clients over a number of months in an unhurried approach to mediation. I am currently working as a facilitative mediator for the Dispute Resolution Branch, Department of Justice and Attorney-General in Queensland as well as a private practitioner.
I am fully trained in facilitative, transformative and narrative mediation and have incorporated techniques from these approaches into my personal style. This gives me a broad range of conflict intervention tools to draw from. In addition, I have facilitated restorative conferences and multi-party mediations. I am flexible in my approach and provide mediation services tailored to my clients’ needs. I am a nationally accredited mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) through the Australian Mediation Association (AMA) and a Practitioner Member of the Resolution Institute as well as a member of Restorative Practices International (RPI).
If you require mediation services or want to learn more about how mediation can help you, please email me to set up an appointment to discuss your matter. The initial consultation is free of charge.