Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation helps you find an outcome you can live with.
"Hi JD, I just wanted to pass on our thanks for your assistance and your mediation service to [other party] and myself.
It hasn't been easy or comfortable, but your professionalism, honesty and approachability, have certainly assisted both of us through this process.
Particularly, thank you for holding space for us on Monday and helping us come to a decision on property and financial matters. Whilst we didn't reach conclusions about parenting, you have inspired us to continue the conversation ourselves and so we are meeting tomorrow night. Thanks again"
"JD is warm, professional and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable going into an uncomfortable situation with the level of professionalism from JD.
Whilst we did not reach a solution , the session has helped my ability to co-parent.
I knew what to expect at all stages. JD was very responsive and clear with his communication.
I would recommend JD's services to other people needing a mediator."
"100% satisfied. I felt very confident with the information provided and the outcome of the session. Being reminded that the safety of the children is paramount and that it is my responsibility to keep them safe. JD's service is very affordable, understandable, relatable and considerate. I came away with a sense of relief after our meeting, knowing that even though I am on the Family Court journey and it will be difficult, it is the right avenue for my children and I. I absolutely have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend JD's service."
"Thanks again for your help through this process. It was quite intimidating having never been through it but your professionalism and genuine care for outcomes is very appreciated. Despite the neutrality of your role, it was comforting to be handled with respect and kindness and I very much appreciated it."
"JD has a physical presence tempered with a firm, decisive, yet calm demeanour. He was empathetic without being condescending. When I overreached as to my expectations or vented my frustration with the 'system', JD patiently explained the difference between 'negotiation' and counselling and brought me back on 'track'. Keep up the good work. You cannot solve every person's problem, but your professionalism is appreciated."
"JD is a very professional, non-judgmental, calm and appropriate in managing all points of the mediation process. JD is a highly skilled mediator. He has a non-biased approach, and an ability to manage difficult issues and points of discussion in a non-threatening way, whilst maintaining focus and a clear direction.
I highly recommend his service."
"I was extremely satisfied with the service JD provided. The communication was clear, JD was completely neutral and professional between both parties and willing to support to the best of his ability. JD provided all the information as required and he also went out of his way to support times to meet, even when it was outside of standard working hours. I recommend JD’s service."
"I am very satisfied with JD's service. I appreciated JD's considerations of my circumstances and my confidentiality. How JD prepared the spreadsheets based on each other's views were helpful."
I was highly satisfied with how the day went. I didn’t have high expectations leading up to it. I was pleased that it was unbiased, that both views were taken on board. There was a positive approach from JD to achieve a good outcome for both [the other parent] and myself. I couldn’t fault the service. I was really impressed. I would absolutely recommend this service to others.
I was quite satisfied. I felt heard without personal judgement and treated respectfully. JD was trustworthy and highly skilled. There isn't much more that could have been done to improve the service I received. I recommend his service to others.
"I am very satisfied with your service. The manner in which you facilitated and maintained a respectful conversation was appreciated. I have recommended you to other practitioners."
"I always place you as 1 of the 3 FDR practitioners that I recommend to clients when they come to see me before doing FDR."
I am extremely satisfied with the service received prior, during and post our FDR session. JD is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and supporting without being biased. I appreciated the fact that I never felt during the FDR session that JD was ‘taking sides’. I felt heard as well as held to account to ensure the session was constructive and progressed forward in the right direction. I felt JD allowed the natural flow of conversation enough whilst still keeping us on track with the intention of the session and service. I think the service in of itself was and is first class, JD has delivered on my expectations post the session and in a more than timely manner. JD led the evolvement of our parenting plan and guided the discussion for our own considerations and agreements on. I would highly recommend the service to others, I wish we had initiated, booked and conducted the session earlier along our separation and divorce journey.
"I am extremely satisfied with the service received prior, during, and post our FDR session. JD is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and supporting, without being biased. I appreciated the fact that I never felt during the FDR session that JD was "taking sides". I felt heard as well as held to account to ensure the session was constructive and progressed forward in the right direction. I felt JD allowed the natural flow of conversation enough whilst still keeping us on track with the intention of the session and service. I think the service in of itself was and is first class. JD has delivered on my expectations post the session and in a more than timely manner. JD led the evolvement of our parenting plan and guided the discussion for our own considerations and agreements on. I would highly recommend the service to others. I wish we had initiated, booked, and conducted the session earlier along our separation and divorce journey."
Very Satisfied. The process was confronting and conflicting, but JD made me feel comfortable to speak and be heard. It was a safe environment for me and my ex-partner to be able to come to a suitable agreement. The professionalism of how our mediation was handled. Having input on topics from JD that cleared up any confusion and got my point across clearly. Having a mediator who can decipher between emotional responses and genuine responses. The service was to my expectations.
I was very satisfied with the service JD provided. I was given so much information, everything was very clear and explained. I liked the clarity, as well as the empathy, feeling heard and the understanding kind nature of JD. In my case nothing could have been improved. I would definitely recommend JD’s service to others.
JD was clear, direct, and informative when I engaged in his service. I was satisfied with the service received. JD was very clear with his communication and always very prompt and responsive. I would highly recommend JD's service to others needing mediation.
I couldn’t have been any more satisfied with the service that JD provided. I appreciated the ease at which JD helped make me feel during the sessions, his excellent communication, his wealth of knowledge, and the seamless way our mediations sessions were run. JD’s service was flawless. I absolutely recommend JD’s service to others.
I was extremely satisfied with the service we received. I appreciated how we were assisted to reach a resolution on the day. Happy with all aspects of the service. I most definitely recommend this service to others separated/separating couples.
I am very impressed and extremely grateful. JD is incredibly kind, caring, friendly, supportive, understanding, and very informative. I don't think the service could have done anything better.
JD was Friendly and Professional. Couldn’t have hoped for a better experience in my circumstances. It was a relief that an uncomfortable conversation was handled in just the very best of ways. The matter that required assessment for mediation was a very sensitive one and he treated it with the most respect and care.
"Dear JD, I would like to thank you for your generosity in supervising me. I did find the experience incredibly rewarding and to have seen how you support conflicting parties in search for what they might be able to live with, was nothing short of inspiring. While the circumstances and personalities of the parties varied, what clearly reoccurred was the parties leaving the room at the end of the mediation as if the weight of the world had been lifted from their shoulders. Reducing people's suffering isn't in any of the FDRP reading materials as such. I feel lucky to have been placed with someone who is so mindful as well as highly skilled"
"As a family therapist practitioner, in my work with families and couples, I value the importance of collaboration working across systems and organisations to provide access to uniquely tailored services in order to support & empower families while ensuring safety and wellbeing of children is maintained. While my focus as a family therapist is to preserve families and keeping them together... in situations where this is not possible, I have referred separating couples to FDR services, and to JD specifically. The feedback received from them, has echoed my sentiments about JD every time, describing him as a highly professional, yet authentic, empathic, validating and humanistic FDR Practitioner who respectfully supports and facilitates a process where both parties are able to express their experiences, feelings and views in a safe manner. I will not hesitate to continue to refer to JD to any couple who is heading the separation route and requiring FDR services."