About Berkshire Family Mediation

Berkshire Family Mediation is a non-profit organisation with many years' experience working in the Berkshire area. We have offices in central Reading, Newbury and Wantage, and all our mediators offer online mediation where face-to-face meetings aren't possible.

Our mediators work to the professional quality standards set by the Family Mediation Council and are all FMC accredited. This means that we are all qualified to sign court forms and provide legally aided mediation.

We offer a simple and transparent fee structure for privately funded clients. We offer free mediation for clients who are eligible for legal aid. For more details, see our Fees pages here.

What kinds of issues do we mediate on?

  • disputes over arrangements for children, including contact arrangements, holidays and special days, childcare costs, parental communications, contact with wider family and schooling.
  • disputes over property and finance, most commonly on separation or as part of a divorce process. We can mediate on decisions about the family home, other assets, maintenance payments, pensions and debts.
  • Our specially trained mediators also offer direct consultation with children.

Why try mediation?

Mediation is a safe, neutral place for people to work out their future practical arrangements for children, property and finances after separation. The focus of mediation is on how to move forward. When communication feels strained or has broken down, experienced and professional mediators will make sure that everyone is listened to and understood. Our aim is to get you through processes of divorce, separation and co-parenting, while keeping costs and distress to a minimum. You get the opportunity to explore what would work best for you and/or your children. Using mediation does not affect your legal rights.

"Skilled mediators are now able to achieve results satisfactory to both parties in many cases which are quite beyond the powers of the lawyers and the courts to achieve." - Lord Woolf