Katie Jolly, FMCA
Accredited Family Mediator
143c Bengeo Street
Hertford SG14 3EY
I’ve spent the last ten years supporting children, couples and families and am most passionate about the work I am doing to help those in conflict resolve issues together, without going through court.
I graduated with a BSC (Hons) Computing Information Systems in 1993, a long way from family mediation! After working in the city, I left to start my own family in North Somerset. Returning to the south east I developed a career teaching in further education before being approached to work for the safeguarding children board in Hertfordshire. This led to an opening in Family Group Conferencing, which developed my interest in supporting and empowering families to find their own solutions. I continued my education attaining a Masters in Psychology in 2016.
A natural transition into family mediation followed and I’ve since mediated All Issues Mediation (child arrangements, property and finance) with hundreds of couples and families, as a volunteer for Herts Young Homeless mediation service, for Mediate UK and Jolly Mediation. I’m fully accredited with the Family Mediation Council (FMC) and have also achieved my FMC Child Inclusive Mediation (CIM) accreditation. I regularly attend training and updates covering legal and financial aspects of separation divorce.
As a family practitioner turned family mediator, I have developed a unique perspective when it comes to mediation. Influenced by the move away from conflict and blame, I aspire to support couples to reach their own resolutions through knowledge, empowerment and respect.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, keeping fit, visiting art galleries and gardening. But mostly spending time with my family, friends and pet dog Dash the whippet.
"Extremely polite and helpful person and you make sure that I understood the process clearly. Happy to recommend to anyone."
"Katie was very nice mediator, she explained me everything with details and she made me feel so comfortable during our conversation. She was so lovely with me and I'm extremely happy that I've chose her."
"Thanks for your help Katie."
"Katie had a very sympathetic whilst very professional approach which really helped with such a sensitive situation that I was in. Highly recommended."