Hello, my name is Deborah Blease, I am the co-founder of The Mediation People and a director of The Practical OT.
I am a Trained Mediator and Occupational Therapist. Both roles allow me the privilege of working with people to help them to move forward in their lives. This can often be from life events that can leave people feeling vulnerable and in need of support.
"..the privilege of working with people to help them to move forward in their lives."
I have over 22 years of experience working in the mental health arena with both children, adolescents and adults. I believe this has given me a wealth of experience that will help, when working with you to mediate your way through your difficult life event or dispute that needs some help to resolve.
My own life experience provides me with empathy and compassion too helping me to be able to appreciate your situation; I am happily married but have gone through divorce myself. I have 3 amazing children all grown up and I now have two beautiful grandchildren.
Life can throw many curved balls at us, and I am not immune; I have had to deal with disability, aging and ill parents, bereavement, adoption, military family life and survived teenagers along with many other life transitions.
"I believe it is important to have balance in life so always try to inject some fun."
I believe it is important to have balance in life so always try to inject some fun. I am fortunate to have great friends and family. I love to watch my local Wasps Rugby team and enjoy the cinema and walking my dog Rosie.
In my work with you I will help to guide you through the process to get the fair and honest outcome for you.
I have known and worked with Deborah for over 10 years and always found her to be professional and works hard to help her patients to get the best help possible and always offers a quality service. She is honest and hard working.
Dear Deb, I just wanted to write a card to you to say a huge Thank You for every thing you do for me every week.
Your group sessions have helped me a lot and I'm so grateful for your time. I appreciate you a lot and just wanted to let you know.
Debbie. You have been wonderful, thank you so much for all you have done for me, lots of love Vicky.
Deborah always adopts a professional therapeutic approach towards clients (patients), she is approachable and caring.
Deborah has excellent problem solving skills that allow her to work alongside people and help them to identify and achieve their goals.
She is innovative and proactive and uses her reflective skills to good effect.
We can help you reach an amicable decision and move on to a better place in your lives.