How we can help

Many families experience disagreements from time to time and there are often occasions where parents and children fail to see ‘eye-to-eye’. We’ve all been cross with other family members over things they say or do or even things they don’t say or do.

Most of the time, families have their own way to manage disagreements and over time, these appear less important than they did in the ‘heat of the moment’.

However, sometimes disagreements can escalate in families, between children and parents, between relatives or even between siblings and it’s hard to see how to resolve the issues that are keeping everyone angry and upset.

We can also help to resolve issues of child access between parents before things escalate and end up in court, however we are not certified to offer MIAM ( Mediation and Assessment Information) certificates.

If you are unable to solve a family dispute, it could be helpful to have a neutral and impartial mediator from Ashford Mediation Services to help.

Mediators are professionally trained volunteers and they will work with you to understand both sides of the story. They will help you to identify the important issues on both sides and will work to help you to reach a solution that is agreeable to everyone.

A mediator won’t ‘take sides’ and they won’t tell you what to do.

Sometimes it takes the heat out of the situation if you explain it to a third party.

It’s worth a try.

Contact us on 01233 896 237 or drop in and see us at the Ashford Civic Centre. You can also contact us on our website at