Family Mediation Coaches

At Stage 3 of the mediation process, you will have one-on-one coaching sessions with one of our qualified coaches where you can get some tips on how to communicate your thoughts and feelings effectively with the other party.

Meet our Family Mediation Coaches from across the North Island.

Anneke Muijlwijk

Anneke Muijlwijk

Family Mediator & Coach
Anneke is a fully qualified mediator and counsellor. Her mediation service includes safe, confidential exploration towards creative, mutually acceptable solutions enabling clients to move forward. Her extensive counselling experience includes Family Court counselling and working with families, teenagers and children. Anneke has been trained both in NZ and overseas.
Ellen Altshuler

Ellen Altshuler

Family Mediator & Coach
Ellen is a Family Mediator based in Whangarei. She has previously worked as a mediator for the Office of Race Relations, the Human Rights Commission, and as a private mediator in family and property disputes, employment, and organisational and relationship conflict. She has been a trainer in conflict resolution and non-violent parenting as well as a provider of domestic violence and child abuse prevention programmes.
Shirley Emmett

Shirley Emmett

Family Mediator & Coach
Shirley has a background in child and adult counselling, mediation, parent education and management. Her approach is hopeful and optimistic as she fosters parental strengths and ability to work collaboratively together, increasing an understanding of the needs or impacts on their child/ren as they reach for improved outcomes and agreement.
Lois Mouldy

Lois Mouldy

Coach
I have worked in the community, social service sector in Whangarei since the late 1970’s. For 25 of those years I worked for an agency called Parent and Family counselling (now Jigsaw North). I was the manager, the parent educator and finished off being one of the family therapists. In the early 2000’s I trained in Imago therapy. I now have my own practice where I see a range of people. My special interest and joy is to work with couples using the Imago model of dialogue. I have three adult sons, two lovely daughters in law and one very special grand-daughter. I am a proud and active member of Sokka Gakai International a Buddhist organisation dedicated to creating world peace through creative dialogue. Hence my interest in doing coaching work with people who are looking for the best way forward for their children and themselves.