Yes, you will see the same counsellor every session.
All our counsellors specialise in relationship counselling which includes individual, couple and family counselling.
If the case involves parenting matters, the initiating party may be issued a 60i certificate if you intend to apply for parenting orders in court.
If it is in relation to property/financial matters, we recommend that you get legal advise.
The first session is used to help you prepare for mediation. The first session is the pre-mediation assessment which involves a one and a half hour private meeting with each party.
Its purpose is to determine whether Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is appropriate and likely to produce the outcomes sought by the parties. Consideration needs to be given to the parties involved, the issues presented and the proposed timing of FDR.
Mediation sessions are usually scheduled for two to three hours. Sufficient time is required for issues to be fully discussed and explored. Sessions often have breaks and times where you can speak privately with the FDR practitioner.
Normally two to three meetings are required to work through the dispute depending on the number of matters to be discussed, their complexity and the extent of disagreement.
Yes, however this is subject to the approval of both the mediator and the other party.
We do offer work placement to students enrolled in our accredited qualification courses, delivered in partnership with Relationships Australia South Australia. Additionally, we offer work placement to individuals enrolled in courses with our partner organisations. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any internships or student placement opportunities for external students.