Anna has spent the last 3 decades focusing on conflict; she is a leading trainer in mediation in New Zealand and a very experienced mediator. She has been training mediators for almost 20 years and up-skilling others in the family area since 2003.
I strongly believe that the best people to make decisions about children and their whanau & families are the families themselves.I have been working with people in conflict for over 20 years and I understand that when something really matters to people they will often get ‘stuck’ in the conflict.
I am a Family Mediator, Conflict Coach, Family Law Barrister, and University Lecturer. I have been a conflict resolution practitioner for 32 years, and teach, coach, train and help in conflict situations.
I want to help families get through the heart ache of separation in a way that they make the best decisions for their children. As a Family Mediator and a Conflict Coach I am able to do this. I have been a Mediator for over 30 years and have experience as a family lawyer.
I am passionate about family and the way it shapes our lives. I understand from personal experience the impacts of separation on family and especially on children. My primary aim in mediating parenting disputes is to put the children first to reduce the impacts of separation on them and to ensure, where appropriate, they have a strong continuing, loving bond with both parents.
For over 20 years Gerard has been working in a variety of roles with individuals experiencing conflict. Gerard’s practice has included working with family dynamics, employment relationships, injury issues, building maintenance and property disputes, outstanding debt, intense emotions, anger management, communication frustrations.