MyMediation can help you to resolve practical issues which arise from a family or relationship breakdown. We provide a safe, impartial environment to discuss issues and explore options, to enable you to reach agreements that are acceptable to both of you.

Family mediation ensures that both parties are heard, and allows you to retain control over outcomes. It is impartial and confidential and works alongside the legal process. Family mediation is a quicker, more cost effective route to resolve children and financial matters than going to Court.

MyMediation can help you to resolve issues relating to children and/or finances. For more detailed information relating to your particular situation, please view the following pages: Child arrangements, Financial matters and Divorce mediation. For a step by step guide on how the mediation process works, please click on Mediation process. Please see our Fees and Legal Aid page for further information about costs, and eligibility requirements for Legal Aid.

Our service is underpinned by our belief that mediation is a positive choice for parties in dispute. We are a client-centred service, and treat each case with the respect it deserves. As an interdisciplinary team we bring a wide range of expertise and experience to our practice.

We are able to see you at our Head Office in North Leeds, our Leeds City Centre Office, or our Harrogate Solicitors Office.

Meet the team

Elissa Winston

Elissa Winston - Family Mediator
B.A. (Hons), DipCG
Family mediator
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I am an FMCA accredited mediator, and a member of the Family Mediators Association and Resolution.

As a family mediator I am committed to assisting separated couples establish a dialogue and focus on the future.

With 3 children of my own I can identify with difficult parenting issues, and my aim is to help parents to reach agreement that is in the best interests of their children.

My focus is to provide a forum in which parents can discuss their children’s needs in a constructive way and work out practical arrangements, whether that is day to day details or to the much wider issues involved but always to prevent children from being caught in the middle.

Anna Vollans

Anna Vollans - Solicitor and Family Mediator
B.A. (Hons), PgDip
Solicitor & Family mediator
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I am an accredited family mediator and member of the Family Mediators Association with over 15 years experience working as a family solicitor and more recently as a family mediator.

I qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and have extensive experience in the resolution of family disputes between couples, parents and grandparents in relation to divorce, children, financial and domestic violence cases.

I have always been committed to a constructive and non confrontational approach to family disputes and this lead me to train as a family mediator in 2010.  I see mediation as a more positive and creative alternative to litigation in the Court system.

In particular I feel strongly that the negative effects of separation and divorce on children are limited wherever possible.