Hello, I'm Elaine Green, I'm a Family Mediation Council accredited mediator, qualified to carry out private and publicly funded (legal aid) mediation, and MIAMs, and a member of the Family Mediators Association.
Since qualifying in 2002, I've worked continuously as a mediator and been successful in helping hundreds of couples, sort out their property, finance and children's arrangements, including helping many parents involved in high conflict situations at court, working alongside CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service). In addition to my own mediation practice - The Mediation Place - I worked for many years as a self-employed mediator for Essex Mediation in Chelmsford. I now work as a freelance mediator for National Family Mediation (NFM) and at Essex Solicitors, as well as my own practice, The Mediation Place.
I’ve personal experience of the divorce process; as a child when my own parents divorced, and as an adult; I’ve been divorced myself and was a single parent for several years. These experiences have given me an insight into the divorce and separation process that benefits my mediation work.
My working background is varied, I worked for over 15 years in London, in an energetic and demanding commercial environment for Greek Shipowners, the latter years as a buyer, where good communication and negotiation skills were key. I also worked for many years as a Debt specialist at the Citizens Advice Bureau, and so became used to working with people in emotional and stressful situations. Both roles have brought valuable skills and experience to my work with mediation clients.
From your first contact with The Mediation Place, and throughout, you will be speaking directly with a mediator, and that's usually me. We have other experienced Family Mediation Council accredited mediators who are called upon at busy times.
As well as the usual office hours, we can offer weekend and evening appointments at an affordable rate and fast track meetings if these are required.
Call me, Elaine, on 01245 472783 or 07963 585635 for an informal talk, or if I'm not available, leave a message and I'll call you back later in the day, or in the evening.