APPG for Supporting Couple Relationships and Reducing Inter-parental Conflict

 

Parents and upset childThe #SortItOut campaign has compiled this listing of services in the London area which can help separating and separated parents avoid or reduce the need to go through the family court. We will send a link to this page to judges sitting in family courts in the London area.

If you would like your service to be listed, please send details (using the headings in the entries below - description max 100 words) to Richard Meier: rmeier@tavistockrelationships.org 

Please note, this is a directory for services in the London area only. 

 Go to Therapeutic services   Go to Coaching services    Go to Mediation services
 Go to Information services (including online forums)  Go to Arbitration services   Go to Contact centres
 Go to Digital resources (including apps)  Go to Non-adversial legal options  Go to Financial/tax advice services

  

Alternatives to Family Court - Services for London

Therapeutic services

 Organisation name:

 Tavistock Relationships in partnership with Fitzrovia Youth in Action

 Service/intervention:

 Mentalization-based therapy for parents, alongside peer mentoring for children and young people aged 11-18

 Description:

 A specialist form of therapy to help couples who find themselves arguing heavily. Up to 9 sessions. This evidence-based therapy is particularly suitable for parents who are experiencing high levels of conflict and are struggling to agree arrangements around children following separation. Peer mentoring sessions (up to 6) for children and young people aged 11-18 focusing on mental health and self-esteem, allowing children and young people to explore their experience of parental conflict with peers

 Who is the service for (e.g. for parents to work together or for individuals separately)?

 For parents to work together

 Website:

 https://tavistockrelationships.org/about-tccr/40-special 

 Location:

 Central London (56-60 Hallam Street, W1T 5JL, or 10 New Street, London EC2M 4TP) or online (via zoom)

 Fees:

 Free. This service is funded by a grant from BBC Children in Need, and is available until September 2022.

 Contact:

 Email parenting@tavistockrelationships.org  

 

Organisation name:

Tavistock Relationships

Service/intervention:

Mentalization-based therapy for parents

Description:

A specialist form of therapy to help couples who find themselves arguing heavily. This evidence-based therapy is particularly suitable for parents who are experiencing high levels of conflict and are struggling to agree arrangements around children following separation.

Who is the service for (e.g. for parents to work together or for individuals separately)?

For parents to work together

Website:

https://www.tavistockrelationships.org/mentalization-mbt-ct 

Location:

Central London (56-60 Hallam Street, W1T 5JL, or 10 New Street, London EC2M 4TP) or online (via zoom)

Fees:

Dependent on income, ranging from £70-£180 per session (up to 20 sessions)

Contact:

0207 380 1975 or https://www.tavistockrelationships.org/book-a-counselling-appointment 

  

Organisation name:

Child and Family Practice

Description:

The Child and Family Practice  offers family mediation, family therapy, relationship therapy, and a wide range of psychological services for children, adults and families, including specific help for families going through separation and divorce. The services are offered both in person and online. The family mediation service is run by Adrian Clarke, who is also a psychotherapist and is legally qualified. 

Website:

www.tcfp.org.uk

Location:

 

Fees:

 

Contact:

020 7034 2690 or emailing adrian.clarke@tcfp.org.uk 

  

Organisation name:

Parenting Apart Programme  

Service/intervention:

 

Description:

The Parenting Apart Programme (PAP) is a strengths-based, attachment focused, short term intervention designed to support parents and children in the midst of conflict, separation and divorce. PAP is designed to support parents to refocus on the needs of their child/ren and work towards a more positive co-parenting communication and joint working.  We achieve this through a 4-week programme which enables parents to explore their family challenges, initially individually, (1 session each), and subsequently jointly, (3 sessions). The Intervention can be accessed before, during and after court proceedings, and can provide Court Reports if required.    

Website:

https://www.parentingapartprogramme.co.uk 

Location:

 

Fees:

£120 per hour   

Contact:

enquiries@parentingapartprogramme.co.uk 

 

Organisation name:

 Kids Come First

Service/intervention:

 Kids Come First

Description:

Kids Come First provide specialist support and bespoke child-focused teaching workshops for separating/divorcing parents. Our unique training program delivers guidance on helping them & their children through the separation journey as well as expert advice on building collaborative co-parenting partnerships.

Our professional adult trainers are experienced in family mediation & therapy and child counselling to deliver support to parents at all stages of their family transition process.

Website:

  www.kidscomefirstuk.co.uk

Location:

 Parents located both in UK & abroad can book solo workshops (from £250) or joint consultations (from £190/parent).

 

Fees:

 Parents located both in UK & abroad can book solo workshops (from £250) or joint consultations (from £190/parent).

Contact:

 Send an enquiry to: kidscomefirstuk@mail.com or call 0778 9497275 for an initial confidential chat.

 

Organisation name:

Family Law in Partnership

Service/intervention:

Mediation / Solicitor Led Negotiations / Collaborative Practice / Arbitration services / Private FDRs / Counselling

Description:

At FLiP we specialise in all out of court process options including:

Mediation (including child inclusive mediation and hybrid mediation) – in our mediation sessions we work with couples together;

Solicitor Led Negotiations – we advise one party;

Collaborative Practice – we advise one party.

We also offer:

Arbitration services – our qualified arbitrators cover both financial and children matters;

Private FDRs – we have one director who offers this service;

Counselling - our inhouse counsellors support individuals and couples who may be struggling with relationship issues. They can also support children and young people on a one-to-one basis.

Website:

www.flip.co.uk 

Location:

All of our services are offered remotely (via video conferencing) or in person at our offices in Central London. If you prefer a combination of remote and in person meetings, we can offer that too.

Fees:

We offer competitive and flexible pricing arrangements for all aspects of our work. An indication of the charges for our services can be found here: https://www.flip.co.uk/legal-statements/

Contact:

hello@flip.co.uk / T: 020 7420 5000

 

Organisation name:

 Tavistock Relationships

Service/intervention:

  Parents Plus Group work

Description:

  An evidenced based small group programme for separated parents who need support to discuss and work out some of the practical and emotional concerns when they are co-parenting following separation.

Who is the service for (e.g. for parents to work together or for individuals separately)?

 For separated parents, one parent attends one group and the co-parent attend a different group which runs at the same time.

Website:

 https://www.tavistockrelationships.org/parentingtogetherprogramme 

Location:

 Central London (56-60 Hallam Street, W1T 5JL, or 10 New Street, London EC2M 4TP) or online (via zoom)

Fees:

  Fee dependent on income

Contact:

  0207 380 1975 or https://www.tavistockrelationships.org/book-a-counselling-appointment

 

Organisation name:

  Tavistock Relationships

Service/intervention:

  Triple P Enhanced

Description:

  Triple P Enhanced addresses family factors that may impact upon and complicate the task of parenting (e.g., parental mood, partner conflict).

Who is the service for (e.g. for parents to work together or for individuals separately)?

  Parents who benefit are those who present with family issues such as stress, poor coping, and/or partner conflict.

Website:

  www.tavistockrelationships.org/buildingrelationshipsforstrongerfamilies

Location:

  Central London (56-60 Hallam Street, W1T 5JL, or 10 New Street, London EC2M 4TP) or online (via zoom)

Fees:

  Free for residents in Camden, Croydon, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham and Lambeth

Contact:

 0207 380 1975 or www.tavistockrelatioships.org/buildingrelationshipsforstrongerfamilies

  

Organisation name:

  Tavistock Relationships

Service/intervention:

  Family Transitions (Triple P)

Description:

 Family Transitions Triple P is designed for parents who are experiencing personal distress from separation or divorce, which is impacting on or complicating their parenting. During five sessions, Family Transitions Triple P assists parents who need extra support to adjust and manage the transition of separation or divorce. It focuses on skills to resolve conflicts with former partners and how to cope positively with stress.

Who is the service for (e.g. for parents to work together or for individuals separately)?

 Parents who benefit from this programme are those who have been or are going through separation and divorce where there are unresolved conflicts and difficulties communicating effectively with former partners. Parents may be concerned that the separation or divorce is upsetting their children, or they may want to learn ways to talk to their children about it and teach them ways to cope. Parents who do this course usually have concurrent concerns about their child’s behaviour.

Website:

 www.tavistockrelatioships.org/buildingrelationshipsforstrongerfamilies

Location:

 Central London (56-60 Hallam Street, W1T 5JL, or 10 New Street, London EC2M 4TP) or online (via zoom)

Fees:

 Free for residents in Camden, Croydon, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham and Lambeth

Contact:

  0207 380 1975 or www.tavistockrelatioships.org/buildingrelationshipsforstrongerfamilies

Coaching services 

Organisation name:

 Claire Black

Service/intervention:

 Divorce Coach

Description:

 I am a specialist Break-up and Divorce Coach, and author of "Break-up: From Crisis to Confidence", the 'essential guide for anyone facing a sudden separation'.  I work with individuals to support them through divorce so that they can divorce with dignity.  I work with clients to help them communicate effectively and confidently, to minimise conflict, set clear boundaries and work towards amicable solutions for themselves and their families.

Website:

 https://www.claireblackcoaching.com/

Location:

 I work online with clients all over the world, and face to face from my clinic space near Bristol.  I have numerous clients in and around London.

Fees:

 Fees start at £249 for a focussed 2 hour session, and I offer various packages of support.

Contact:

claire@claireblackcoaching.com

 

Organisation name:

Nichole Farrow Limited 

Service/intervention:

Divorce and co-parent coaching for divorcing couples with children and blended family coaching.  

Description:

Nichole Farrow is one of the UK's leading mindset coaches, specialising in supporting divorcing parents and complex blended families. She has a monthly slot on BBC 5 Live and has a wealth of experience at dealing with complicated divorce cases between high-net-worth individuals.

Renowned for her skills and top-level practice, discretion is key for Nichole concerning her clients. Well respected for helping parents to focus on the bigger picture, she always puts clients at ease in supporting them to deal with complicated situations.

Website:

nicholefarrow.com 

Location:

Online but can be done in person 

Fees:

Yes - £400 

Contact:

Nichole@nicholefarrow.com 

 

Organisation name:

 The Co-Parent Way

Service/intervention:

 Co-Parenting Coaching

Description:

 Face to face co-parent coaching to move separating couples to a place where they can communicate with each other more effectively about their children. Moves people from high conflict to transactional decision making. Online course available in October 2021.
Who is the service for:

 For both parents or individuals. We work with each parent separately and bring them together for the final session.

Website:

 www.thecoparentway.com

Location:

 London but work globally

Fees:

 In person coaching is £150 per person per session. The Co-Parent Way course sells at £225 for the entire course.

Contact:

 marcie@rollingstonecoaching.com 

 


Mediation services 

Organisation name:

 Relate Mediation London North East & Essex

Service/intervention:

 Family Mediation - Advice clinics – workshops - Training

Description:

 An established not-for-profit family mediation service offering a wide range of services.

Supporting you to agree future arrangements for your children and finances that are fair, practical and long lasting. Avoiding the potential stress, delay and expense that can arise by going through the family courts.

Our service is open to all – whether married, separated, civil partnership, single or divorced. We work with couples, single parents, Grandparents and extended family.

The service is also experienced in Child Inclusive mediation – where child and young people are included in the process

We offer a range of additional workshop, advice clinics and training.

Website:

 https://www.relate.org.uk/london-north-west-and-hertfordshire/mediation

Location:

 Covering the county of Essex together with 9 London Boroughs - LB Havering - LB Redbridge - LB Waltham Forest - LB Enfield - LB Hackney - LB Haringey - LB Barking & Dagenham - LB Newham - LB Tower Hamlets

N.B. We offer both online and face2face mediation

Fees:

 Legal Aid available to those who qualify

Mediation Information Assessment meeting £85 per person

Mediation sessions – Sliding scale against income

Child Only Agreement £50

Property & Finance / All Issues - £150

Contact:

mediation@relate.org.uk

  0300 0030396

 

Organisation name:

Relate North Thames & Chilterns

Service/intervention:

Mediation 

Description:

Relate North Thames & Chilterns offers family mediation using Zoom across the west of London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamdshire and Berkshire.

Website:

https://www.relate.org.uk/london-north-west-and-hertfordshire/mediation

Location:

Relate North Thames & Chilterns offers family mediation using Zoom across the west of London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamdshire and Berkshire.

Fees:

 

Contact:

To find out more about Mediation, and to arrange an appointment call us on 0300 0030396 or enquire using our online booking form.

You can also contact us by email: mediation@relate.org.uk

 

Organisation name:

 Burgess Mee LLP t/a Burgess Mee Family Law

Service/intervention:

 Mediation 

Description:

 Burgess Mee specialises exclusively in family law. The firm’s team comprises solicitors who have trained at and come from highly regarded and recommended firms. There are 3 trained solicitor mediators within the firm, who carry out mediations in relation to financial and private children work. The firm’s aim is to provide first class, city service, at a more affordable price.  With the firm’s conveniently-placed 3 offices in Clapham, Hammersmith and Islington, we are able to achieve this.

Website:

 https://www.burgessmee.com/

Location:

 Remote or in person (subject to government regulations around Covid-19)

Fees:

  For mediation, between £320 and £350 plus VAT per hour or £400 plus VAT per hour for co-mediation

Contact:

 mail@burgessmee.com

 

Organisation name:

Family Law in Partnership

Service/intervention:

Mediation / Solicitor Led Negotiations / Collaborative Practice / Arbitration services / Private FDRs / Counselling

Description:

At FLiP we specialise in all out of court process options including:

Mediation (including child inclusive mediation and hybrid mediation) – in our mediation sessions we work with couples together;

Solicitor Led Negotiations – we advise one party;

Collaborative Practice – we advise one party.

We also offer:

Arbitration services – our qualified arbitrators cover both financial and children matters;

Private FDRs – we have one director who offers this service;

Counselling - our inhouse counsellors support individuals and couples who may be struggling with relationship issues. They can also support children and young people on a one-to-one basis.

Website:

www.flip.co.uk 

Location:

All of our services are offered remotely (via video conferencing) or in person at our offices in Central London. If you prefer a combination of remote and in person meetings, we can offer that too.

Fees:

We offer competitive and flexible pricing arrangements for all aspects of our work. An indication of the charges for our services can be found here: https://www.flip.co.uk/legal-statements/

Contact:

hello@flip.co.uk / T: 020 7420 5000

 

Organisation name:

 Kids Come First

Service/intervention:

 Kids Come First

Description:

Kids Come First provide specialist support and bespoke child-focused teaching workshops for separating/divorcing parents. Our unique training program delivers guidance on helping them & their children through the separation journey as well as expert advice on building collaborative co-parenting partnerships.

Our professional adult trainers are experienced in family mediation & therapy and child counselling to deliver support to parents at all stages of their family transition process.

Website:

  www.kidscomefirstuk.co.uk

Location:

 Parents located both in UK & abroad can book solo workshops (from £250) or joint consultations (from £190/parent).

 

Fees:

 Parents located both in UK & abroad can book solo workshops (from £250) or joint consultations (from £190/parent).

Contact:

 Send an enquiry to: kidscomefirstuk@mail.com or call 0778 9497275 for an initial confidential chat.

 

Organisation name:

Child and Family Practice

Description:

The Child and Family Practice  offers family mediation, family therapy, relationship therapy, and a wide range of psychological services for children, adults and families, including specific help for families going through separation and divorce. The services are offered both in person and online. The family mediation service is run by Adrian Clarke, who is also a psychotherapist and is legally qualified. 

Website:

www.tcfp.org.uk

Location:

 

Fees:

 

Contact:

020 7034 2690 or emailing adrian.clarke@tcfp.org.uk 


Information services (including online forums)

Organisation name:

 Dad.info

Service/intervention:

 Community Forum

Description:

 Join our supportive and generous community of Dads sharing peer to peer advice and ideas. Share your stories, tips and suggestions. 
Who is the service for?:  Our service is for anyone who is a parent to children. We are mainly a community of Dads but Mums are welcome if they'd like a Dad's perspective.

Website:

  www.dad.info/forum

Location:

  Dad.info is run by Fegans based in Kent

Fees:

  This is a free service

Contact:

  info@dad.info

 

Arbitration services

Organisation name:

Family Law in Partnership

Service/intervention:

Mediation / Solicitor Led Negotiations / Collaborative Practice / Arbitration services / Private FDRs / Counselling

Description:

At FLiP we specialise in all out of court process options including:

Mediation (including child inclusive mediation and hybrid mediation) – in our mediation sessions we work with couples together;

Solicitor Led Negotiations – we advise one party;

Collaborative Practice – we advise one party.

We also offer:

Arbitration services – our qualified arbitrators cover both financial and children matters;

Private FDRs – we have one director who offers this service;

Counselling - our inhouse counsellors support individuals and couples who may be struggling with relationship issues. They can also support children and young people on a one-to-one basis.

Website:

www.flip.co.uk 

Location:

All of our services are offered remotely (via video conferencing) or in person at our offices in Central London. If you prefer a combination of remote and in person meetings, we can offer that too.

Fees:

We offer competitive and flexible pricing arrangements for all aspects of our work. An indication of the charges for our services can be found here: https://www.flip.co.uk/legal-statements/

Contact:

hello@flip.co.uk / T: 020 7420 5000

 


Contact centres 

Organisation name:

National Association of Child Contact Centres 

Service/intervention:

Child contact services provided via independent accredited contact services

Description:

Parenting shouldn’t end when relationships do. More than a million children have no contact whatsoever with one of their parents after separation. Unfortunately, some children experience behavioural issues including antisocial behaviour, distress, unhappiness, and both physical and emotional problems. NACCC is the only charity in the UK dedicated to solving this by providing safe spaces where children can meet the parents, grandparents, brothers or sisters they don’t live with or see anymore. We accredit around 350 contact centres across the UK, run by a network of nearly 3,000 volunteers and 1500 staff.

Website:

https://naccc.org.uk/

Location:

Information service delivered online. Local child contact centres deliver their services face to face or as virtual contact.

Fees:

Information service provided free of charge. Supported child contact centres may have their own referral and session fees although some do not charge. Supervised contact centres normally charge by the hour and may charge additionally for court reports. 

Contact:

contact@naccc.org.uk

 

Organisation name:

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Service/intervention:

Askham Contact Service

Description:

A contact service for children and their parents to see each other, while they don’t live together.

Askham Contact Service offers supervised centre and community based contacts for families with children 0-18 years old. Our centre is open Monday- Friday 10.00-18.00, and Saturdays 10.00-16.00. We also offer handover only service.

We mainly work with LBHF Children’s Services, however accept referrals from other LAs and a small number of private referrals. We currently offer face to face and virtual contacts.

Website:

https://naccc.org.uk/centres/askham-contact-centre/

Location:

Centre based contact – Askham Contact Centre, Caroline Walk, London, W6 8PR

Community based contacts – within the LBHF

Virtual contacts – online via Microsoft Teams

Fees:

Please email for details. 

Contact:

Lorna.Jackson@lbhf.gov.uk

Rosalind.HunnuMoiett@lbhf.gov.uk

Noreen.Morris@lbhf.gov.uk

 


Digital resources (including apps)

Organisation name:

 Relate

Service/intervention:

 Separation tools

Description:

 Relationships charity, Relate has 3 free tools for anyone considering or embarking on separation to get some clarity and help you think about what to do next. The tools are completely anonymous and they’re all free. Each one takes around 15 minutes to complete. You can use just one tool or all of them and can choose the tool you feel is most relevant to your situation – Are you ready to separate?Starting to separate and Safe to separate. With each completed assessment, you’ll get a personalised summary by email that you can download or print out.

Who is the service for?  The tools are designed for individuals to work on but both separating partners could use them.

Website:

 Separation tools | Relate

Location:  relate.org.uk

Fees:

 Free

Contact:

 n/a

 

Organisation name:

OnePlusOne 

Service/intervention:

 Online relationship support services for all, including parents who are separating or separated.

Description:

FREE digital resources to support separating or separated parents, helping them to develop skills to manage conflict constructively and keep their children’s best interests at the heart of their decision making. 

Website:

The following resources can be accessed by couples or individuals with or without professional support:

seeitdifferently.org – a collection of videos offering tips on how to deal with conflict.

clickrelationships.org – an online platform and community forum offering expert advice on a wide range of relationship issues.

Other online resources are also available. Please visit www.oneplusone.org.uk/our-resources  

Fees:

Free 

Contact:

info@oneplusone.org.uk  

 

Organisation name:

 The Happy Co-Parent (created and managed by Burgess Mee LLP t/a Burgess Mee Family Law)

Service/intervention:

  Online co-parenting advice platform

Description:

 The Happy Co-Parent was created to be a free source of information, with helpful advice for parents who are separating or are separated.  Interviews with leading individuals in the family law realm including therapists, psychiatrists, social workers and mediators focus on the common issues that are prevalent in many separated relationships. Along with this, visitors to the site can access information around common issues that arise with co-parenting, the law around separating/separated parents and questions that other co-parenting parents have submitted. There is an opportunity to ask questions in the Ask Sheila (Turner) section to a highly regarded family mediator and therapist.

Website:

 https://www.thehappycoparent.com/

Fees:

 Free 

Contact:

 Online at https://www.thehappycoparent.com/contact/ or email mail@burgessmee.com

 


Non-adversial legal options

Organisation name: 

 The Divorce Surgery

Service/intervention:

 One Couple One Lawyer

Description:

 One Couple One Lawyer allows separating couples to take expert legal advice from one impartial lawyer, rather than having to instruct one (or more) each.  The couple is advised together as to what a Court would view as fair in their circumstances, in respect of the arrangements for their children or division of their finances. Solicitors cannot give legal advice to couples together due to their conflict rules, but barristers have different regulations and can do so. The Divorce Surgery process is streamlined, taking 6-8 weeks for a fixed fee which is quoted to you both before you commit.

Website:

 www.thedivorcesurgery.co.uk

Location:

 Online or in person depending on clients’ preference. Nationwide

Fees:

 Fixed fee service from £4,750 + VAT per couple

Contact:

 contact@thedivorcesurgery.co.uk

 

Organisation name:

 Advicenow

Service/intervention:

Information service; solicitor 

Description:

Advicenow provides easy-to-use information on all aspects of child arrangements and divorce. Our guides support parents to come to agreements. For those that have to go to court, we have step-by-step guides that show you what to do. 

 

Our Affordable Advice project offers those who have to go to court or are thinking about it, the chance to access low-cost, fixed-fee advice from a Resolution solicitor before they start their case and as it progresses. 

Website:

https://www.advicenow.org.uk/help-deal-family-problems

Location:

See https://www.advicenow.org.uk/help-deal-family-problems 

Fees:

Almost all our help is free. We charge for two guides, but they are free for people who cannot afford them. Most appointments in Affordable Advice service are £120 including VAT. 

Contact:

https://www.advicenow.org.uk/content/contact-us 

  

Organisation name:

Katie Alexiou Divorce Consultancy

Service/intervention:

Divorce and separation advice to individuals and couples, support in avoiding court process and support alongside the court process if it can’t be avoided

Description:

I am a former family lawyer and set up my consultancy 8 years ago to help separating and divorcing couples manage their financial separation and arrangements for their children, always with a view to avoiding court and expensive legal fees if that can be achieved. Unlike a practising solicitor, I am able to see both parties either separately or together.  I can work alongside or instead of a solicitor, matching my clients with appropriate legal support, financial advice, counselling and therapy.

Website:

www.katiealexiou.co.uk

Location:

Thames Ditton, Surrey although I see clients from all over the country

Fees:

£175 per hour (no VAT)

Contact:

katie@katiealexiou.co.uk / 07956 396528

 

Financial/tax advice services

Organisation name:

 Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP

Description:

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP is a boutique disputes firm with expertise in contentious tax issues. We provide tax advice in the context of a marital breakdown. We are happy to be instructed as a single/joint expert to assist the family lawyers to reach a swift financial settlement which bakes in any historic or future tax liabilities for either/both parties including CGT issues in relation to the transfer of business or personal assets on divorce (including the family home in the context of a Mesher Order) to more complex trusts and UK residence/domicile issues.  

Website:

 https://uk.jha.com/our-people/profile/helen-mcghee

Location:

 Happy to meet and advise in person or remotely.

Fees:

 Fees charged on an hourly basis or fixed fee is negotiable.

Contact:

 HMcGhee@jha.com

 

Organisation name:

 71M
Service name:   Wealth Management / Financial Planning

Description:

 7IM offers wealth planning advice and investment management.  Partners within the Private Client Team have extensive experience advising separating couples, both together and/or as individuals, working alongside clients’ lawyers and other advisers to help navigate the short and long term financial implications of divorce. This can include but is not limited to analysis of positions pre-settlement, cashflow modelling, income/expenditure analysis, help with calculation of settlements or maintenance, long term financial planning, provision of long term income and capital growth from settlements / other assets.  

Website:

 www.7im.co.uk/private-client

Location:

 Offices in London, Edinburgh and Jersey.  Meetings held in person where possible at 7IM office or client convenient locations, and via video conference where not possible / preferred.

Fees:

 No charges for initial conversations /consultations.  Fees for initial advice payable dependent on scope and complexity of advice (starting at £750). Annual ongoing investment management and advice fees paid as a percentage of assets invested.

Contact:

 Olivia.west@7im.co.uk

 

 

Organisation name:

 Pennywise Consultants Ltd
Service name:   Lifestyle Budgeting

Description:

 

Pennywise Consultants are lifestyle analysts who specialise in creating and challenging lifestyle and household budgets. If you want to know how much money you need to finance your personal life, your children, your pets and your property, now and in the future, then this is the service for you. Our budgets are used for divorce and separation, financial planning and dispute resolution because they are balanced, fair and impartial.

We can represent couples jointly or separately. 

Website:

 www.pennywiseconsultants.co.uk 

Location:

Service delivered via personal contact with the client and/or lawyer.  They can come to our office or liaise with us over the telephone and internet. 

Fees:

 Fixed price quotations start at £950 + VAT

Contact:

 alison.porter@pennywiseconsultants.co.uk

 

 

Organisation name:

 Chevening Financial
Service/intervention:    Financial planners

Description:

 Independent Financial Advisors

  • Unique partnership as we work together on cases bringing together joint skill sets
  • Advice areas – budgeting, cash flow planning, pensions, mortgage affordability, investments
  • Looking to build long term relationships
  • Empathetic, friendly, jargon free
Who is the service for?:   Either

Website:

  https://cheveningfinancial.com/

Location:

  London and the South East

Fees:

  Initial fee free meeting followed by fixed fee

Contact:

 lgrimshaw@cheveningfinancial.com

 jenni@cheveningfinancial.com

 

 

 

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Supporting Couple Relationships and Reducing Inter-parental Conflict aims to promote and develop marriage and relationship skills and support, identifying best practice within the UK and internationally, to help reduce inter-parental conflict as well as family breakdown, and support both adult and child mental health and well-being.

This response by the APPG for Strengthening Couple Relationships and Reducing Parental Conflict is supported by Tavistock Relationships, Baroness Tyler, Association of Child Psychotherapists, Kamaljeet Kaur & Claire Field (Parenting Apart Programme), Wells Family Mediation, The Centre for Social Justice, Professor Mavis Maclean, Relate, Foxstones Training and Learning, The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in the UK, One Plus One & Dads Unlimited.

A meeting of the APPG took place on 21st October at which Patrick Myers, Senior Ambassador for the Reducing Parental Conflict Team at the Department for Work & Pensions, spoke about the Reducing Parental Conflict programme and provided an update on its progress. 

A meeting the APPG for Strengthening Couple Relationships and Reducing Inter-parental Conflict was held on 21st May on the subject of military families and relationships. 

Presentations were made by:

  • Dr Gabriela Misca and Philippa Feltham-White, University of Worcester
  • Sam Caldwell, Relate
  • Anna Wright, Naval Families Federation
  • Fiona Cook, Relationships Scotland

 

A joint meeting the APPG for Strengthening Couple Relationships and Reducing Inter-parental Conflict and the APPG on Alcohol Harm took place in the Houses of Parliament on 23rd April 20108 on the topic of couple relationships and alcohol harm. 

Presentations were made by:

  • Kate Thompson, Tavistock Relationships
  • Penny Mansfield, One Plus One
  • Oliver Standing, Adfam

 

A meeting the APPG took place in the Houses of Parliament on 21st March 2017 on the topic of children's mental health in relation to the forthcoming green paper. 

Presentations were made by:

  • Dr Jane Callaghan (Professor, Psychology, University of Northampton) and Dr Lisa Fellin (Senior lecturer in Clinical Practice, Psychopathology and Mental Health, University of East London)
  • Professor Nick Pearce (Professor of Public Policy, Bath University, and former Chair of No.10 Policy Unit)

 

November 2014 - On relationship education for adults, young people and children 

A meeting of the APPG on the subject of relationship education for adults, young people and children took place on 4th November 2014.

A meeting of the APPG took place on 25th June in Room C, 1 Parliament Street, on the subject of couple relationships, poverty and social justice. Presentations were given John Ashcroft (Research Director, Relationships Foundation), Kayte Lawton (Senior Research Fellow, IPPR) and by David Holmes (Chief Executive, Family Action). 

A three-way meeting between the APPGs for Strengthening Couple Relationships, Sure Start Children's Centres and Conception to Age 2 - The First 1001 Days took place on 11th March. Jointly-chaired by Andrew Selous MP and Andrea Leadsom MP, the meeting focused on the role of children’s centres in supporting couple relationships, as well as couple relationships in the early years generally.

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