Mediation serves as a structured negotiation process involving an impartial third party, known as a mediator. The primary aim of mediation is to assist disputing parties in identifying, evaluating options, and ultimately reaching an agreement to resolve their issues. This alternative dispute resolution method stands in contrast to a judge imposing a binding decision on involved parties. The mediators at BayWellbeing are qualified therapists who have received training and accreditation through the appropriate governing bodies within Australia.

Mediation boasts several advantages which encompass: 

  • Efficiency: Typically, disputes are resolved more swiftly through mediation.
  • Cost-Efficiency: Mediation can help avoid the substantial expenses associated with preparing for or going through a legal process. Additionally, going through the legal channels may leave the unsuccessful to cover the legal costs of the successful party.
  • Flexibility: Mediation offers parties greater control over the resolution process. BayWellbeing can tailor the mediation process to meet your specific requirements.
  • Reduced Stress: Mediation is less formal and intimidating when compared to a courtroom environment.
  • Confidentiality: The mediation process is private and remains confined to the involved parties and the therapist-mediator.
  • Satisfaction: Because the parties have a say in and agree upon the resolution of their dispute, they are more likely to be content with the outcome and adhere to the agreed-upon terms.
  • Finality: Settlement agreements usually can only be altered with the unanimous consent of all parties involved.