Preparation For Mediation

Mediation can be a stressful and challenging experience for people. Preparation For Mediation is a mixture of support work and coaching to help people get ready for this experience.

About Preparation For Mediation (PFM)

Sometimes, previous history, behaviours and emotions can get in the way of finding a solution during a mediation.

Our specially trained practitioners prepare individuals with tools to get the most from mediation. This usually involves helping people to understand their own behaviours, and developing strategies to assist them in the mediation.

These practical skills help the individuals to better manage their relationship with the other party at the mediation and in the future.

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What’s involved?

Preparation For Mediation is an opportunity to reflect on how our behaviour is influenced by our emotions and thoughts.

Through this process, we support people to reflect on their relationship with the other party and prepare them for the mediation.

It is a safe and confidential experience which is independent of the mediator and other parties involved in your dispute.

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Our team

Fair Way Resolution is New Zealand’s largest specialist conflict management and dispute resolution service.

Our skilled and experienced Preparation For Mediation practitioners are fully accredited as both mediators and counsellors.

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Our service

The service is available nationwide and can be accessed either face to face, through video conferencing or by telephone. 

Most parties only require 1.5 hours of Preparation For Mediation to make a significant difference.

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As part of the Family Justice system, parents and guardians undertaking Family Dispute Resolution services may be eligible for government funded Preparation For Mediation.

For any other conflict or dispute, where funding is not available, get in touch with our team to discuss pricing.

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Find out more

To find out more about our Preparation For Mediations service, get in touch with our team on 0800 77 44 20 or email

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