Family Mediation Service
The following schemes have been set up by Jesus Fellowship Community Trust to provide a contribution towards counselling costs for past and present members of Jesus Fellowship Church.
The Schemes can be accessed by contacting the relevant email addresses below. You can ask someone to do this on your behalf if you would prefer. You will then be emailed a referral letter, to be given to your chosen counsellor, and a covering email explaining how the payments are made.
The Counselling Scheme (for people who spent their childhood within the church/community) firstname.lastname@example.org
Administered by: Lesley Cutts, Esther Sooriah and Ruth Barber
The Adult Counselling Scheme (for past or present adult members of the church/community) email@example.com
Administered by: Colin Ridley, Helen Stilliard and Ruth Barber
The Administrators can give their assurance that confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Therapists are asked to refer to clients only by the code given on the referral letter, and on the Scheme’s log system users are recorded by that code number. No-one outside of the individual Scheme administrators will know that you have accessed this Scheme or have access to the computerised records.
They will never request any details or information from a therapist and will respect their code of ethics.
What is Family Mediation?
This service is available to any family of whom at
least one was a member of the Jesus Fellowship Community Trust.
Family mediation is a voluntary process, where a trained mediator facilitates a structured conversation between two or more
members of the family to resolve outstanding conflicts or disagreements.
The mediator is impartial, seeking to enable the parties to articulate their interests and needs to each other, identify mutual needs and interests where possible, and guide the parties to agreements that work for both.
Mediation is highly effective where the parties seek to maintain an ongoing relationship.
The Mediation Process
The mediator would meet all the parties separately for around 1 hour to discuss the issues and concerns, conduct the necessary safeguarding checks and ensure mediation was the appropriate process for the family, with signposting to other services if needed.
The joint face to face session with all parties would last approximately 2 hours, in a neutral location, and we would offer the parties a follow up session to provide time for reflection and testing out of any agreements or arrangements. Agreements made in mediation meetings are voluntary and not legally binding in anyway.
Any agreements made in mediation are the property of the parties themselves and remain confidential unless they wish to share any outcome.
Access to this mediation can be
obtained in the same way as the Adult Counselling Scheme (see above).
You may ask for any mediation service of your choice or contact one of the mediators below.
Dr Lesley Allport (www.ladr.net)
Lesley is a highly experienced Mediation Consultant and Trainer and specialises in Family Mediation and workplace mediation. A Member of the College of Mediators and the Family Mediation Council.
Ian Hill (www.ianhillmediator.com)
Ian has provided mediation and consultancy services in a wide variety of sectors over the past 20 years and is currently the Chair/Convener of the JF Reference group. A Member of the College of Mediators.
National Family Mediation Service
0300 400 0636
Family Mediators Association
01355 244 594
College of Mediators
0845 658 5258
A Listening Service is available to give you an opportunity to explore your own story of living within the New Creation Christian Community in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
This is a one-off listening session but with signposting to further opportunities if required.
The priority is YOU as the storyteller and care will be taken not to cause further damage.
This service is open to members and ex-members of the Jesus Fellowship Community Trust and their dependents.
Manna House can provide non-Christian counsellors on request.
This service is being run by the Manna House Counselling Service.
Contact: or 07746549983
This is available for helping claimants that are experiencing any highly disruptive emotional, mental and/or physical stressor(s) that can be brought on by applying for Redress.
Please contact Tim Marks
Contact: or 07817 465 213