Our team

Service Manager

Ruth Bryan

Ruth joined us as Service Manager in November 2019, having previously worked as Service Manager at Southwark Mediation Centre. She is a trained Mediator and Facilitator and has worked with individuals and groups over many years on personal development, career progression and return to work or education, as well as in community and workplace mediation. If you have any questions about the service Ruth will be happy to discuss how we might be able to help you.


Ursula Little

Ursula is an experienced Family Mediator who has dealt with many cases of Child only, Property and Finance and All Issues mediation. Ursula trained as a Family Mediator in 2010 and is accredited through the Family Mediation Association (FMA) to carry out both private and publicly funded mediation. She is also an affiliate member of National Family Mediation (NFM).

Ursula has particular experience of dealing with high conflict child arrangements, relocation cases and child arrangements with an international aspect, social services and child protection cases.

Ursula has experience of pension sharing arrangements, the implications of separation on family business arrangements and property and finance disputes between unmarried couples.

Ursula has also had experience of other types of family mediation cases including probate disputes, wills, care of the elderly and wider family breakdown.

Ursula is bilingual and is able to mediate in French.

Marian Roberts

Marian Roberts has been in continuous practice as a family mediator at the SE London Family Mediation Bureau since 1982. Qualified as a social worker and barrister, and accredited by the Legal Aid Agency, the College of Mediators and the Family Mediation Council Standards Board, she specialises in high conflict disputes over children. She has been involved in the wider developments of family mediation over the years including a national training programme, the professional regulatory framework, and mediation initiatives in the context of public law and child abduction.

She is a member of the European Network of Cross-Border Mediators. She teaches on the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Law Masters course at the LSE and her publications include Mediation in Family Disputes: Principles of Practice (4th ed. 2014); A-Z of Mediation (2014); Developing the Craft of Mediation; Reflections on Theory and Practice (2007); and with Gwynn Davis, Access to Agreement (1988).

Thowheetha Shaah

Thowheetha qualified as a Family Mediator in 2000 and works at the SE London Family Mediation Bureau as a Mediator and Legal Consultant. She is a Consultant at Setfords Solicitors and also runs her own mediation business. She also is an Honorary Adviser at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Thowheetha is a legal trainer for National Family Mediation and helps to train aspiring Family Mediators around the country to become Family Mediators.

Thowheetha is passionate about assisting separating couples to reach a fair outcome regarding their children and their finances without increasing the tension between the couples unnecessarily and without having to incur costly legal fees.

Guya Jordan

Guya graduated in Literature and History before completing a Psychology conversion course and undertaking further studies in Psychotherapy. Initially worked in various charities assisting single-parent families and young people. Currently working at the South East London Family Mediation Bureau in Bromley.

Guya is a fully accredited All Issues Family Mediator, registered with the Family Mediation Standards Board and the College of Mediators. Her area of special interest is in helping resolve issues around children and she is certified to conduct direct consultation with children and young people.

Katherine Stylianou

Katherine has been a practicing mediator since 1995, accredited in family mediation, qualified to talk to children in child inclusive mediation, and in SEN mediation. Until recently Katherine spent over 30 years as a Senior Lecturer writing, developing and leading modules in Mediation Skills, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Evidence on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Katherine has additionally, since 2010, been training mediators in generic and family mediation skills. She is currently an advisor to the College of Mediators and has previously served on their Professional Standards Committee. Katherine has also, since 2015, been a Professional Practice Consultant, supporting and monitoring the practice of trainee and experienced mediators.

Richard Hill

Richard has been an accredited Family Mediator since 2009 and mediates Child Issues, and Property and Finance cases. He is also a Professional Practice Consultant.

Catherine Lee

Catherine is an accredited family mediator with the Family Mediation Council. She is a member of The Family Mediators Association and the College of Mediators. She mediates for both private and legally aided cases in ‘all issues’ family cases: complex financial cases, cases involving children, relocation, high conflict etc.

Catherine is trained to deliver inter-generational family mediations and is a fully trained conflict coach. She has a background in child counselling with the NSPCC.

Case Coordinators

Our team of Case Coordinators will communicate with you at every stage throughout the mediation process. They are here to answer any questions you have about the process or your case.


“Family disputes that are resolved through mediation are cheaper, quicker and according to academic research, less acrimonious than those that are settled through the courts.”

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