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Relationship Mediation

Help to re-negotiate your relationship rules.

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Relationship Mediation Services

Re-negotiating relationship rules

Keeping relationships healthy and mutually beneficial is not always easy. There are always a lot of unwritten rules and unspoken expectations that can trip us up.  Relationship Mediation helps you to speak up about what you want and need in the relationship you are trying to save. 

How we work

The ICDRS (Interact Community Dispute Resolution Service) is a co-mediation service where two mediators work together with the people who want independent dispute resolution professionals to assist them.

The first step always a confidential pre-mediation session with each person who will participate in the mediation. Then based on the information shared in that session, if we all decide the mediation is an appropriate process, one or more mediation sessions are scheduled.

What types of relationships?

Couples

We can assist people who are married or in a romantic relationship with relationship mediation.  This is not the same as Family Dispute Resolution (Family Law Mediation) which is for those who are separating or divorcing.  Visit Interact Support to find out more about our Interact Online Family Dispute Resolution Services. 

We can only offer relationship mediation in cases where BOTH parties to the relationship want to remain a couple. Saving a relationship is something you must both want.

Family Disputes

We can assist with other types of family disputes. Adult children and their parents, between siblings or people who have acted as siblings in the past and other similar situations. 

Again both have to be willing to do the work on the relationship to stabalise the situation and rebuild trust. 

Other relationships

If the relationship matters to you both it may be suitable. Business partners, work mates, neighbours, friends … 

Free Estimation

What does Mediation Cost?

We are a not-for-profit organisation and all fees paid by clients are means tested.

If you are on a low income or you are experiencing financial hardship the pre-mediation stage of the process is free to you with the funds to pay for the service taken from our hardship fund. 

The mediation fee is means tested and we work hard to keep them affordable.  

Meet our team

Joanne Law

Joanne Law

Joanne Law is a co-founder of Interact Support and ICDRS. She’s an experienced mediator and leader in the field.

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Matt Lockwood

Matt Lockwood

Matt Lockwood is a NMAS Accredited Mediator with qualifications in counselling and a background in business and volunteering.

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