Mediation Services



“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
Albert Einstein


The last 50 years have seen an explosion in the application of mediation to almost every arena of interpersonal dispute in our lives. At Doley Psychology Services, we are skilled in helping settle disputes before they escalate, whether in personal or professional matters. We mediate fairly and equitably to ensure a mutually satisfactory outcome to all concerned.

Alternative dispute resolution offers parties with a dispute the opportunity to reach resolution without recourse to an arbitrator or the courts. Doley Psychology Services offers a professional, neutral, independent third party to assist in resolving conflict between individuals, individuals and organisations/employers, families, and in corporate negotiations.

Our role is to facilitate, but not impose, a solution. Mediation offers a confidential process that is controlled by the disputing parties, rather than by an appointed arbitrator or judge. In general, mediation is a cheaper and a more time-effective solution for disputes to be resolved effectively.

Dr Rebekah Doley is a nationally accredited mediator in Alternative Dispute Resolution and is an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Doley Psychology Services offers mediation services for private and commercial dispute management, including:

Family Mediation


“Every fight is on some level a fight between differing ‘angles of vision’ illuminating the same truth.”
Mahatma K. Gandhi (Indian leader, nonviolence activist)


“The reverse side also has a reverse side.”
Japanese Proverb

Seperation and/or divorce is painful, often messy, and frequently emotionally challenging for everyone involved, and especially for the children. Putting the needs of the children first is a priority when it comes to deciding on co-parenting arrangements. Sometimes, in the aftermath of a break-down of a relationship, parents struggle to achieve effective communication with each other around child-related issues.

Mediation is now firmly situated in Australia’s family law system as a first resort for family dispute resolution. It’s a practical, less stressful and more affordable way for parents and/or carers to agree on arrangements for their children. Parents who want to maximize positive outcomes for their children will often seek mediation services to help them create and sustain effective co-parenting arrangements.

Doley Psychology Services can help you discuss issues, look at options and put in place practical, sustainable and mutually satisfactory arrangements to support your child’s ongoing well-being and happiness.


Dispute Resolution


“War does not determine who is right, war determines who is left.”
Bertrand Russell

Doley Psychology Services is able to provide professional, impartial assistance in negotiating civil, administrative and personal disputes, including negotiating property settlement post-separation.


Mediation as an HR tool

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
Albert Einstein 

Doley Psychology Services can help employees, HR specialists and employers effectively resolve interpersonal disputes in the workplace.