LKW Family Mediation was started by Louisa Whitney in 2013. After working as a family lawyer for 11 years, Louisa shifted her focus to family mediation. Louisa found that her expertise in communications, understanding separating couples’ needs, as well as her ability to empathise were better suited to this approach to separation.
Now, as a family mediator, she is better equipped to give her clients the tools they need to avoid escalating situations and to make the process run more amicably. She helps them to minimise the effects of their separation on their families, and on themselves.
Louisa’s approach to mediation is tailored to the couples themselves. What makes Louisa unique is her connection to spirituality. Being a Reiki and yoga practitioner in her personal life has helped Louisa to be more in-tuned with her clients’ needs during mediation.
She brings patience and a certain calm to a space that fosters constructive and practical conversations, this is very beneficial when the couple can be feeling overwhelmed by fear and anger.
Don’t let the spirituality fool you. Louisa is also an expert number cruncher and a whiz at spreadsheets when it comes to finances. Her formal training as a lawyer keeps her grounded in her practice and she brings the knowledge from her practice as a lawyer into the mediation room.
What to expect when you work with LKW Family Mediation
- Extensive knowledge about the divorce process
- 17+ years’ experience working with separating couples and seeing the different arrangements that have worked for each of them
- Individualised approach to each problem
- Technical know-how around financial issues
- Understanding of child development and the effects of separation
- Empathy and Compassion
- A sense of humour!
Because of Louisa’s substantial knowledge around family mediation and the divorce process, she also trains and supervises other professionals to help them develop their own skills.
If you’d like to hear more from Louisa about her passion for family mediation then have a look at the video below. It’s under 5 minutes and gives you an idea of why Louisa is so passionate about using this process for separating couples: