We provide a private and independent service, designed to suit your needs. Appointments are generally offered within 14 days. We each work to the standards and code of practice of the College of Family Mediators and are members of Family Mediators Association. We have to date between us accrued more than 50 years experience of Family Mediation practice.
Sheena Bell is an accredited and registered Family Mediator and mediator supervisor of the College of Mediators. She is also a relationship counsellor, disability conciliator and workplace mediator. Qualified and practising since 1987. Accredited by National Family Mediation.
(LLB) Cert PLS
Malachy Hagan qualified in Family Mediation in 2006. He is also a Disability Conciliator and Youth Justice Conference co-ordinator. He has practised Family Law since 1981. Accredited by College of Mediators.
Christine Carlin qualified in Family Mediation in 2006. She is also a Parenting Educator since 1999 and a certified NLP Practitioner. Londonderry based.
Ken Cathcart is a community, workplace, disability mediator and authorised officer of Parades Commission. Completed training in Family Mediation January 2009. Londonderry based.
Aedin Bradley qualified as a solicitor 1987. Practising in field of Family Law, trained as a collaborative lawyer 2002. Accredited to represent children since 1998. Trained as mediator 2006.
Louise currently works in the Community/Voluntary sector and completed the Institute of Leadership & Management ‘Community Development Program’ with commendation in 2008. Louise has completed 4 years BACP Accredited Counselling training, with commendation and was in private practice for several years. Family Mediation Foundation Training was completed in 2010.
B.Ed, post grad. Dip
Siobhan Molloy is a Family Mediator (FMNI) based in Enniskillen. She qualified in Family Mediation, having trained with Key Mediation Training Consultancy via the sponsorship scheme of DHSSPS. Trainer for NI Council for Ethnic Minorities.
BA(Hons), PGCE, T.M.C.M
Since qualifying as a teacher in 1994, Polly has worked in schools in Brixton and Northern Ireland as a teacher and deputy headteacher. Her interest in family welfare, her psychology work with the Open University and training with SIASMA in Dublin led her to train as a family mediator in 2011 with FMNI. She is also a practicing member of MII and College of Mediators UK.
Janni Knox is a Family Mediator (FMNI), Co-ordinator of Disability Conciliation Service, N.Ireland, Youth Justice conference co-ordinator sessional mediator, trainer and internal moderator of Mediation NI. Accredited by Mediators Institute Ireland.
Eimear is the Professional Practice Consultant for the western mediator team, and is one of the Foundation Training Programme Trainers. With over ten years’ experience as a Mediator, she has worked in mediation service management and was previously a Board member of FMNI and The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII). Accredited Practitioner Member of the MII (2002).
Fionnuala qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and is an experienced Family Law practitioner. She is a trained collaborative Lawyer. Fionnuala has also considerable experience in representing children. She completed the Law Society Mediation course in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation in 2003 and the Family Mediation Foundation Training course in 2009.
BA (Hons), CQSW, MSc
Patricia is a Social Work Manager and completed the Family Mediation Foundation Training Programme in 2009.
Attracta qualified as a social worker in 1977 and has been working with children and families since then. Has been a practising Guardian ad Litem since 1996 and has considerable experience representing children in the Court arena. Completed Family Mediation training in Jan 2009. Derry/N.West based.
Having obtained law degrees from the UK and the USA, Rosalind qualified as a solicitor in 1993. After several years in private practice and a period as a full time mother she completed further study in immigration law and is currently an immigration adviser in Central Belfast Citizens’ Advice Bureau. She trained as a family mediator in 2010 with Family Mediation NI.
Jackie qualified as a Family Mediator in 2010 with FMNI. She comes from a psychiatric nursing and legal background, working with families in distress and conflict. Jackie also works with NI Housing Executive and the Parades Commission as an independent community mediator. Fermanagh and Tyrone based. Accredited by UK College of Mediators.
Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2004. She practises in her home town of Omagh. Emma practises mainly in the area of Family Law. Emma is a trained Collaborative Lawyer and trained with FMNI in 2010.
Bsc, Msw, Msc
John qualified as a Social Worker in 1996. He worked extensively with children and families and further qualified as a Family Therapist, graduating in 2006. He completed the Family Mediation Foundation Training Programme in 2009.
Dip. HE Social Work
Davina qualified as a Family Mediator in 2008, having trained with Key Mediation Training Consultancy. She comes from a social work background, where she worked with families and their children, undertaking assessment and therapeutic work. Davina continues to work in the area of restorative practice. Accredited by UK College of Mediators
Ian qualified as a Family Mediator in 2010. Ian works as a solicitor in Private Practice with experience in Social Work and an interest in Family Therapy and Systems Theory.
Claire studied law at Cambridge University and qualified as a solicitor in 1996. She is an experienced family law practitioner and an accredited Collaborative lawyer. She is a member of the Children Order Panel and appointed by the Guardian ad Litem in children cases. She trained as a family mediator in 2011.
Carolyn was a practicing barrister in England for 14 years. She qualified as a civil mediator before returning home to Northern Ireland. Since then she has completed courses in community and family mediation, receiving her training with FMNI in 2011.
LL.B (Hons) T.M.C.M
Eamon qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and trained as a family mediator in 2011. He represents children in public law cases having been appointed to the Children Order Panel in 2001 and the Guardian Ad Litem panel of solicitors in 2012. Eamon is also a mediator to the Parades Commission and a legal member of the Exceptional Circumstances Body.