Mediation is a process used to help people reach agreements. In this process, a neutral, trained mediator works with people to discuss all of the issues related to their family conflict, to explore possible options for settlement, and to identify solutions that best meet the needs of each person involved.

Why Choose Mediation? The goal of mediation is to arrive at a solution that best meets the needs of all participants. Mediation offers peaceful, personal, and private solutions that most often save time, money, and stress.

  • Mediation offers a confidential process.
  • The mediation process consists of a mutual goal by both people.
  • Mediation takes place with the aid of a mediator who is a neutral third party.
  • If you are in a conflict with someone you may choose mediation as often it is a less expensive route to follow than fighting it out in the courts.
  • Resolve your differences through communication in a calm productive manner with the guidance of a mediator.
  • A mediator can help you draw up a memorandum of understanding outlining your agreement.

Are you in the middle of an argument with a family member, neighbour or co-worker and it feels like there is no solution?
Our mediator can help you determine the interests of all parties so collectively you can come to an understanding and agreement that will work respectfully for all parties. Skilled in conflict resolution techniques mediators can help bridge the conflict in your relationship and get you back on track.

Are you looking to get divorced but don’t want to fight it out in the courts?
Through a collaborative divorce you can end your marriage in a non-adversarial, respectful way. Maybe you need to negotiate custody agreements and are looking for a solution that fits you, your children and your spouse. Your children need both parents, and for their sake you need to come to an solution that works for everyone. Make your transition smoother with the support of a mediator who is also a registered clinical counsellor. Our mediator can help you navigate the emotional waters in a clean, clear, concise way benefiting all members of your family while saving you money and getting your needs met faster than through the court system.

Is your family in transition and having trouble finding a solution?
Siblings, John and Susan, both live in their deceased mother’s house which they inherited upon her death.  The house is in the suburbs but John would prefer to live in the city.  He wants to sell the house and split the proceeds so he can buy a place in town.  Susan was living with her mother and looked after her for the 5 years before her death.   Susan hasn’t worked since she moved in because looking after her mother was a fulltime job.  Susan doesn’t want to sell the house and would like to stay where she is. What are possible solutions that may work for both people? Before the emotions run high contact a mediator at Whole Life Counselling to help you navigate a peaceful solution.

Are you and your business partner no longer seeing eye to eye?
Fred and Mike started up their business 7 years ago.  They have come to a parting of the ways.  Fred believes that their current location is hurting their business and they should move,  while Mike is quite content to stay where they are.  They need to decide how to divide up the client list and what the value of the company name is. At Whole Life Counselling we have mediators who can help draw up the paperwork so both partners can move through the business separation professionally and quickly. Contact a mediator at Whole Life Counselling today.

Payment for services can be completed by cash or cheque at your session. Many employees have extended health plans that often reimburse clients for counseling or mediation with a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Please check with your employer for more information. Your counselling or mediation fees may be covered through

  • Your employers’ Benefits Packages
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programs)
  • Insurance companies (for example: ICBC)


At Whole Life Counselling & Mediation we have skilled mediators who help you transition out of relationships in a way that is healthy and amicable. Let us help you with your family mediation needs or collaborative divorce with a focus on the care of your children and amicable child custody agreements. Contact a mediator at Whole Life Counselling today.

Whole Life Counselling offers counselling and mediation services and is located right in your community in Surrey, British Columbia.
We can help you find a way to invest in your happiness today.

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