Family Mediation Service London

About True North Mediation

Venetia Tosswill 

Venetia Tosswill is a fully trained and accredited family mediator working with separated and divorcing couples, as well as those already divorced.  Her background is in law, having practiced as a solicitor with a firm of top London divorce lawyers where she worked on a wide variety of family issues with particular emphasis on resolving financial matters following divorce and applications concerning children.  She has also spent over 10 years lecturing in Family Law at BPP University and continues to do so as a visiting lecturer.

Devorah Greenberg

Devorah Greenberg is a fully qualified and accredited mediator with extensive experience coaching adults and children on areas of mental well-being, communication and personal development.  She has delivered training, both privately and in schools, and has worked alongside a wide variety of parenting experts over the course of her career.  Devorah has considerable experience teaching parenting topics on self-esteem and self-awareness with a focus on early developmental stages and teens.

Co-mediation

In mediation Venetia and Devorah work with clients to help them resolve the many issues that arise when a relationship breaks down.  They are committed to helping families navigate the often difficult transitions that take place on separation.

We strongly believe that co-mediation is the best way to promote good communication and support families to make decisions about the future.  Co-mediation involves two mediators working together with clients, each bringing different and complementary skills to the process.   Our focus is on helping clients reach a settlement of the issues they encounter whilst recognising the need for co-operation as parents in the care and upbringing of children.   Our approach is compassionate, constructive and intuitive with an eye on the need for a sustainable and workable solution.  Our aim is to help couples reach their own decisions for moving on, tailor-made by them for their family.

Training, Membership and Code of Practice

Venetia and Devorah obtained their mediation training with and are members of the Family Mediation Association which is a membership organisation of the Family Mediation Council (FMC).   Devorah is also a family mediation member of Resolution.  They are both fully accredited by the FMC and as such are authorised to conduct MIAMs (Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings) and to sign court forms.  They both work to the FMC Code of Practice 2018, details of which can be found on the FMC website.