Our History

Relate Mediation London North East opened its door in 1999 as a not for profit service.

As a long established mediation service with 18 years experience – we have grown and developed into a well-respected mediation provider offering a high level of client services.

But as part of Relate we have never moved from our core ethics of being a client centred service who work for and invest in families.

We have a strong team who have grown together with the same aim – to provide the best possible services they can to the local community. All our Mediators are fully qualified in both child and finance mediation – supported by experienced, knowledgeable Administration.

We are members of the College of Mediators and are accredited to the Family Mediation Council.
Over time we have increased the delivery of our services to more London Boroughs and are pleased to announce plans for new venues in the near future.

We are passionate in the support of healthy relationships in families and the best possible outcomes for children.

Meet the Team

We have a team of six mediators, with over 50 years of experience between them, who come from backgrounds in counselling, business and advice work.  All our mediators are fully accredited by the Legal Aid Agency.  We offer a professional yet approachable service.  We also run the Separated Parents Information Programme on behalf of CAFCASS and the Courts.

Sue Cook
Mediation Manager

Sue Cook is the Mediation Manager at Relate London North East. Sue helped establish the service in 2000 and is responsible for the mediation service together with the Separated Parenting Programme. Previously Sue worked for a large service company as PA to the Regional Director.

Tina Kirsch
Professional Practice Consultant

Tina qualified as a family mediator in 2004. She is qualified in property, finance and child issues which includes working with children in mediation. She also delivers the Separated Parenting Information Programme and works for the Citizen Advice Bureau as a Supervisor to the Advisors. Tina’s expertise is Welfare Benefits and Employment issues.

Sue Price
Mediation Co-Ordinator

Sue Price has been the Mediation Co-Ordinator for Relate Mediation London North East since 2010. Sue is also responsible for the managing the day to day running of the Separated Parenting Information Programme. Prior to joining Relate Mediation Sue work as a project manager for a large corporate relocation company.

Sue Tilley
Legal Consultant

Sue is the Legal Consultant for the service. She is a practicing solicitor who trained as a family mediator in 1993. She is accredited to undertake legal aid work and has extensive experience in family mediation particularly in property and finance disputes. She is also a mediation trainer; writing and delivering legal update and other courses as well as delivering the Family Mediation Training. Sue has an MSc in Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies and was a part-time visiting lecturer in family law at the University of Westminster for 8 years.

Kundan Rathod
Senior Administrator

Kundan is our Senior Administrator and has work for the service since 2009. Kundan is experienced in both Mediation and Counselling administration and supports both teams with her IT knowledge. Before joining Relate Kundan ran a customer service help desk.

Jane McKenna
FMCA Mediator

Jane qualified as a Family Mediator in 2003. Jane is qualified to undertake Legal Aid work in property finance and child issues including working with children in mediation. Jane is a member of the College of Mediators and is registered with the Family Mediation Council. She also delivers the Separated Parenting Information Programme. Prior to qualifying Jane worked in Local Government.

Only FMCA Mediators (Family Mediation Council Accredited) can conduct MIAMS.

Diane Clark
Family Mediator

Diane Clark qualified as a Family Mediator in 2012; she is qualified to undertake Legal Aid work in property finance and child issues including working with children in mediation. Diane is a member of The College of Mediators and is registered with the Family Mediation Council. She has also worked as a Relate Counsellor for 23 years, gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision (relationship) in 2010. She counsels couples, families, and children. She supervises and delivers Separated Parenting Information Programmes.

Only FMCA Mediators (Family Mediation Council Accredited) can conduct MIAMS.

Juliette Chatterton
FMCA Mediator

Juliette qualified as a family mediator in 2010; she is qualified to undertake Legal Aid work in property finance and child issues which includes working with children in mediation. Juliette is a member of the College of Mediators and is registered with the Family Mediation Council. Prior to joining our service Juliette worked as

Only FMCA Mediators (Family Mediation Council Accredited) can conduct MIAMS.

Rosie Tringham
FMCA Mediator

Rosie qualified as a Family Mediator in 2013. Rosie is qualified to undertake Legal Aid work in property finance and child issues including working with children in mediation. Rosie is a member of the College of Mediators and is registered with the Family Mediation Council. Rosie has worked for Relate as a Family, relationship and children’s Counsellor for 10 years.

Only FMCA Mediators (Family Mediation Council Accredited) can conduct MIAMS.

Denise Wilson
FMCA Mediator

Denise qualified as a Family Mediator in 2013. Denise is qualified to undertake Legal Aid work in property finance and child issues including working with children in mediation. She is a member of the College of Mediators and is registered with the Family Mediation Council. Denise has worked for Relate as a Family, relationship and young children’s Counsellor for 15 years.

Only FMCA Mediators (Family Mediation Council Accredited) can conduct MIAMS.