Our Staff

Denise Ingamells: Professional Practice Consultant & Head of Mediation

Denise is an FMC (Family Mediation Council) accredited family mediator, and is qualified to do Legally Aided Mediation, sign court forms and to do direct consultations with children.


In August 2013, she became the Head of Mediation and the PPC (Professional Practice Consultant) for Kent Family Mediation Services.


Denise authored the Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) and accompanying handbook on behalf of Relate for Cafcass. She has also delivered training on delivering the SPIP (Separated Parents Information Programme) to approximately three hundred SPIP Practitioners around England. She continues to deliver the SPIP and has delivered it to approximately 9,000 parents.


Denise trained as a Relationship Counsellor with Relate in 1995, qualified as an “all issues” Family Mediator with NFM (National Family Mediation) in January 2002 and as a Professional Practice Consultant in 2005. Prior to this she managed a large mediation service for Relate in North East London for eight years and developed training for a range of organisations including the NHS, and the homeless charity, St Mungo’s.


Denise was awarded the Avril Reid Award for Innovation in Mediation by the President of National Family Mediation in 2007, and she also won the Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year Award in 2012.


Paula Morvan: Family Mediator

Adv. Dip in Humanistic Counselling, Post Grad Dip in Play Therapy, Cert in Counselling Skills


Paula is a qualified Legal Aid Agency Accredited Family Mediator and is a member of the UK College of Mediators. Paula is also an FMC (Family Mediation Council) accredited Family Mediator. She has an Advanced Diploma in Counselling. Paula is also accredited by the Legal Aid Agency to consult directly with children.


Paula has been a Family Mediator since 2003 and has worked as a School Counsellor for the past eight years. She acts as a Consultant for Cafcass and also undertakes parent coaching and counselling. Paula is a SPIP (Separated Parents Information Programme) Presenter and she was also a Presenter for Kent Family Mediation’s, Children First and Parenting After Separation Workshops.

Bernardina Selemane: Family Mediator

Bernardina is an FMC (Family Mediation Council) accredited Family Mediator. She completed her foundation studies in Family Mediation in 2005, with Key Mediation Training and Consultancy. Bernardina was employed for nine years as a Mediation Coordinator with South East London Family Mediation Bureau (SELFMB). During this time she also trained and practiced as a Neighbourhood Mediator, and as ‘in Court’ Mediator in association with Cafcass, at Bromley County Court.


In 2011 Bernardina gained her Legal Aid Agency Accreditation and since this time, she been working for Kent Family Mediation Service as a Family Mediator. Bernardina is also a presenter for the Cafcass & Family Court SPIP Workshops.

Sarah Emanuel: Family Mediator

BA (Hons), Solicitor


Sarah is both a Legal Aid Agency Accredited Family Mediator and an FMC (Family Mediation Council) accredited Family Mediator. Sarah joined Kent Family Mediation Service in 2011. Sarah is a qualified Solicitor and has she also worked as a Welfare Advisor and a School Governor for nine years.


Sarah says “Family Mediation is rewarding when, having met people at a low point in their lives, you can help them to consider and discuss more options than they thought they had and to arrive at a fair resolution and the hope of a new start.

Kent Family Mediation Service is friendly, well organised and professional, up-to-date and the service is quick to introduce the latest ideas, research training and best practice”. Sarah is also a presenter for the Cafcass and Family Court SPIP Workshops.

Craig Brooks: Family Mediator

BA (Hons), Solicitor


Craig is a qualified Legal Aid Agency accredited Family Mediator with Kent Family Mediation Service. Craig is also an FMC (Family Mediation Council) accredited Family Mediator and a SPIP (Separated Parents Information Programme) Presenter. He is a graduate in Psychology, qualifying in 2007 from the College of Law. Craig is a qualified Solicitor and also practices in Civil and Commercial Mediation. Prior to commencing his legal career, Craig ran his own music management business and he was also an instructor in martial arts. Craig is also a presenter for the Cafcass & Family Court SPIP Workshops in Kent.

Karen Clarke: Service Manager

Karen is the Service Manager at Kent Family Mediation Service. Karen oversees the day to day running of the organisation and is supported by a team of four administrators. Prior to joining the service, Karen worked as a Customer Services Manager for the Prudential.

Emma: Accounts

Michelle: Senior Family Mediation Administrator

“I have been the Senior Administrator for Kent Family Mediation Service for the past 17 years. This has been my only position since leaving the Metropolitan Police Service. I enjoy working in my role as I get great satisfaction from knowing that Kent Family Mediation Service can really make a difference to families who are going through a difficult and emotional time in their lives”.

Jocelyne: Family Mediation Administrator

“I joined Kent Family Mediation Service in 2009, after working in London as a legal PA. The work I do can be extremely rewarding. There is a very strong team ethic within the Service, and we are all totally focused on achieving the very best for our mediation clients”.

Family Mediation Services

Family Mediation is the courts preferred way of resolving an argument, or issues that occur after a separation, or the breakdown of a relationship;including sorting out child contact, the custody of a child, child support maintenance and disputes…

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Separated Parents Information Programme

Kent Family Mediation Service are pleased to announce that we have been granted a contract to provide Parenting Information Programmes in Kent on behalf of Cafcass. We hold the SPIP courses in a number of locations in Kent…

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