Mike Talbot

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United Kingdom
English
Mediation Profile

I am the founder and CEO of UK Mediation Ltd, one of Europe's larger mediation and mediation training providers. My organisation has been running since 1999 and has come to be highly regarded in the mediation field, carrying out mediation, facilitation, design of mediation schemes, training, and practice consultancy.

I have a background in management, training and psychotherapy. I have studied the psychology of conflict to doctoral level, gaining the prestigious Doctor of Psychotherapy award from Middlesex University. I am a writer, trainer, public speaker and presenter, and contribute regularly to TV and radio on topics related to conflict resolution and the psychology of conflict.

I have 20 years experience as a psychotherapist, and initially trained in mediation in 1996.

I have been mediating and facilitating for over 20 years, and have completed some hundreds of mediation cases in that time.

I have worked throughout Europe, including Gibraltar, Malta, France, Finland, Sweden, etc.

Outside of Europe I have had international assignments in Nigeria, Jordan, and USA.

Facilitative and Transformative. I apply Gestalt theory to my mediation work, and have an advanced knowledge of the psychological processes involved in conflict and dispute resolution. Through my doctoral studies I have developed a unique model of mediation, which I apply to all of my mediation and facilitation cases. This model takes account of people's resistance, the impact of their disputing history, their personality styles, and their prior relationship with the people they find themselves in dispute with. My particular strength is in resolving disputes with a significant interpersonal element: disputes where parties have reached impasse because of resentments, personality clashes, and issues of people's conduct or demeanour. As a non-lawyer mediator I do not give opinion or evaluate people's claims and defences. This helps me in maintaining impartiality and dealing principally with the interpersonal dimension of conflicts. I am able to engage people's lawyers, if present, and to recognise that they have a particular role to play in resolving the dispute. However, I leave the evaluation and advice-giving up to them.

Commercial, workplace, business, and any type of interpersonal mediation cases. Team facilitation, team mediation, and training and consultancy for in-house mediation services. Dispute resolution with committees, boards of directors, trustees, and partners. Working with private firms, public organisations, government bodies, private sector companies, charities, NGOs, military and emergency services.

Workplace and other interpersonal mediations: 950 GBP + VAT per day

Commercial Mediations: 1450 GBP + VAT per day

UK Mediation Ltd.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

UK Register of Mediators

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Training and Education

Accredited Community Mediation Training: North Warwickshire College, 1996

Accredited Workplace Mediation Training: UK Mediation Ltd. 2001

Civil & Commercial Mediation Training: ADR Group, 2006

Accredited Advanced Training (level 5) leading to the Professional Practice in Mediation (PPM) Award, 2008

Time-limited (Commercial) Mediation Training: ADR Group, 2009 

Doctorate (D. Psych.) in Mediation & Gestalt Theory (University of Middlesex) 2017

I co-developed the externally accredited level four qualifications in interpersonal and commercial mediation with AIM Awards, which have been delivered to over 4,500 people since 1999. These are the Mediation Practitioner's Certificates, which lead the way in mediation training in the UK and beyond.

I regularly train mediators on in-house (bespoke) and public training courses, in the UK but also in Gibraltar, Malta, Nigeria, etc. 

I am a practice consultant/mentor for numerous individual mediators and for groups of in-house mediators: providing support, advice, feedback and consultancy on their meidation work in order to encourage best practice.

Publications

Relational Conflict resolution: The Gestalt Model of Mediation. Conference Proceedings of the European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy, March 2015

Gestalt Psychotherapy, Conflict and Resolution: An Autoethnography. European Journal for Quantitative Research in Psychotherapy. July, 2015

Doctoral thesis: Conflict, Commerce and Contact: Gestalt Theory and Conflict Resolution: October 2016

Compliance

UK Mediation Ltd Code of Practice
EU Code of Conduct
IMI Code of Professional Conduct.

UK Mediation Ltd. Complaint Process
EU Code of Conduct
IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process.

Howwden Insurance Ltd. Policy no. HP17986

Contact
Mike Talbot
CEO
UK Mediation Ltd,
(+44)1773829982
(+44)1773827155
United Kingdom
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