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Stewart Thomson is qualified to conduct MIAMs and is a Professional Practice Consultant, supervising other family mediators. He has considerable experience of undertaking mediations that involve property and finance, child contact and living arrangements, and combinations of all three areas.
Stewart is also qualified to conduct Direct Work with Children, building on his earlier profession as a Senior Social Worker working with complex children and family cases. After this early role, he went on to enjoy a varied career in Higher Education, Local Government, NHS and the Charity sectors at Board level, mainly in Human Resources and Workforce Development.
In particular, he is able to bring this breadth of experience to family mediation by seeing the importance of working to build trust and confidence with clients, encouraging them to identify solutions to the issues that they bring. He is able to demonstrate a calm authority in family mediations and achieves this by successfully managing the high emotional conflict between clients. This allows them to focus on the need to begin to build improved trust and communication between themselves, enabling them to look to the future.
Stewart is a volunteer family mediator at Wandsworth Family Mediation Service, a trustee of the largest social enterprise early years provider in London, and an Honorary Fellow of Brunel University