My approach to mediation has been described as “creating a problem solving atmosphere with caring, compassion and understanding”. Through fairness and neutrality, I work with families to clarify expectations, build cohesiveness and trust when trust may have been broken. My passion lies in assisting families in crisis to resolve the issues surrounding their separation and/or divorce, and how best to help your children and you through this very difficult time. Through my extensive experience and time working as a presenter for the Parenting After Separation sessions, I have learned that no two families are the same and that you as their parents truly know what is best for your children.
Associate Family Mediator
I am an associate member of the Mediate BC roster. I come to mediation with 28 years experience dealing with social and substance abuse issues, and assisting citizens to address and resolve life issues in order to move forward with their lives.
My approach to mediation is about informing, guiding and empowering people to create solutions that take into consideration the best interest of all parties.
MA - Conflict Analysis and Management
Interpersonal differences and disagreements arise everywhere – in families, between couples, among neighbours, in the workplace. Conflict is inescapable. Dealing with conflict is never easy. Period.
Interestingly, I’m drawn to people in conflict. Well, maybe not to conflict per se, but to people. I enjoy supporting good working relationships and effective communication. Contributing to the wellbeing of families and children is gratifying. I have been mediating family, community, and workplace disputes professionally for a few decades. I am a member of Mediate B.C.’s Family and Child Protection Rosters and hold a degree in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. Helping people to move forward - to envision, to problem solve and to reach agreement, is not just a job, it’s a privilege.
Registered Social Worker BSW, MSW
Neale has been helping people for over 20 years! His passion and expertise is in assisting individuals, couples and families who are in crisis. He specializes in treatment for addictions, mental health, grief or marital and relationship issues including parenting concerns and Parental Alienation.
Nicole has experience counselling youth, adults, and families. She is able to work with individual clients who struggle with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, anger, grief & loss, life transitions, trauma, and abuse. Additionally, Nicole is able to work with families or individual family members for whom conflict, estrangement, and/or inter-generational trauma are factors interfering with a satisfactory quality of life.
With every client, Nicole focuses on inherent strengths, personalized solutions, and supportive, non-judgmental understanding. She incorporates a variety of theoretical approaches in her collaborative work with clients including CBT, DBT, Narrative, Brief Solution-Focused, and Indigenous Land-based practices.
Nicole is approved with Crime Victim Assistance Program
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