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Conflict & disagreement
Conflict and disagreement are a natural part of our relationships with others. Mostly we are able to resolve conflict easily and by ourselves, but sometimes we just can’t do it on our own. We need help.
When a conflict or disagreement seems un-resolvable, the assistance of a professional mediator can be invaluable. A psychologist or counselling professional who practices in conflict resolution can literally help you solve your problem or come to an understanding or agreement that is satisfactory for everyone involved.
Couples counselling or relationship therapy is highly suited to personal situations and in particular romantic relationships, and it can be highly valuable for ongoing relationships or personality conflicts. But we don’t always feel comfortable talking to a counsellor about a work or business relationship – and sometimes a particular dispute or disagreement just needs a clear and determinable aid to resolution – that’s where a mediation consultant can help.
If you have a problem you need to resolve, you can use our mediation or dispute resolution service.
Common problems brought to mediation include:
Corporations regularly engage us for mediation as part of their EAP counselling service.
The most common causes of conflict are:
The most common barriers to conflict resolution are:
Sometimes, as we go about trying to resolve conflict, we are met with unhelpful responses from either or both parties. These unhelpful responses include:
Mediation is a process of negotiation, with a third party present. The psychologist or professional counsellor/mediator will start by mapping the conflict so that it is well understood by all parties, including the mediator herself. The mediator will then design options for resolution and help the parties to broaden their perspectives and encourage co-operation. The psychologists or counsellors’ unique skill in this role is to identify and reveal what is important to each person involved in the conflict, so that they can facilitate or arbitrate a resolution that meets everyone needs.
Mediation is not that different to counselling, but a conflict resolution process will normally be:
Despite its differences, both mediation and counselling aim to be EMPOWERING, CONFIDENTIAL and FAIR.
Our Sydney mediation and conflict resolution service is provided by a qualified and experienced professional psychologist. Contact Associated Counsellors & Psychologists Sydney to determine the likely length and structure of the mediation process required to solve your conflict, and whether or not more than one session will be required.
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