Mediation Professional Experience

Perfectly balanced scales

Trisha has recently retired from the NHS where she worked as a Consultant Nurse and Clinical Counsellor throughout the North West of England. As a senior nurse responsible for a team, the family and child, she has 15 years experience of work place and clinical mediations. For the last 2 years she has worked both as an employed and a volunteer mediator, the latter with ‘Smile’, an organization based in the north West of England.  She has undertaken many work place, community and family disputes. She brings to mediation a deep understanding of how people behave when in dispute and is able to engender creative ways of how to help people reach solutions. She has a knowledge of the core issues at the centre of disputes and is able to help parties, in conflict, develop wider perceptions of the issues. She has been a volunteer with Women’s Aid for the past 31 years.

Trisha is a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor and has an MSc from the Victoria University of Manchester. She is an Accredited Mediator,  London School of Mediation, and has addition training in family and community mediation through Smile. She is a qualified Clinical Counsellor and has a PGC in Clinical Supervision, which enhance the skills required for successful outcomes. 


Clerksroom, London

Counselling Directory

Craniofacial Society of Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Smile, Burnley

Areas of experience

Work place disputes

Community disputes

Housing disputes

NHS Patient complaints

Personnel injury

Professional negligence

Marital disharmony and separation

Family breakdown

Mediations trisha has been involved in during accreditation

  • A claim against a Local Authority for delayed works and incurred expense and associated health issues
  • A claim against a solicitors firm regarding the mishandling of an inheritance
  • The distribution of business assets between former business partners
  • Contract dispute in relation to outstanding unpaid invoices
  • A dispute between a charity and an outstanding professional contract and invoice

Current Mediation History

July 2018 Family Settled
June 2017 Family Settled
15 May 2015 Employment Settled
7 May 2015 Community Settled
25 March 2015 Community Settled
19 February 2015 Community Partially Settled
12 January 2015 Community Settled
7 January 2015 Community Settled
4 December 2014 Community Settled
29 September 2014 Employment Settled
6 June 2014 Community Partially Settled
19 April 2013 Commercial Settled


Mediation Qualifications


MSc, RN, SCM, HV, Accredited Mediator

Why Trisha? ►

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Patricia Bannister MBE
Adv. Dip. Counselling
PGC clinical supervision
MSc.,RN,SCM,HV,Adv. Dip. Nursing
Tel: 01531 632015
Mobile: 07522 257865

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