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Ray Clarke

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Mediation Profile

Ray is a Mediator operating in a private practice in Galway and neighbouring counties in the West of Ireland. He also provides a counselling and psychotherapy service within the same geographical area. He has 40 years experience working in the Financial Services Sector including Human Resources, Industrial Relations where he built and motivated successful teams. As a qualified Counsellor and psychotherapist Ray has developed good listening and empathic skills which are an essential ingredient for a successful mediation. He believes in creating a safe environment where sensitive and confidential issues can be raised and has learned the importance of remaining impartial and non-judgmental in order to gain the confidence of disputants. He is currently a member of the board of NRM Network (National Register of Mediators) with responsibility for Financial Management.

Ray has been formally involved in mediation since 2012 but has brought to his profession various skills which he developed over a lifetime while operating in the Business and Commercial world. His practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy is complimentary in helping to develop and optimise his mediation skills. He has conducted over 30 successful mediations over the past few years.

Predominantly facilitative in style but adaptable where other approaches are required. Ray is passionate about the benefits of alternative dispute resolution processes and believes that mediation not only addresses the issues for disputants but also allows them to rebuild their relationships, equipping them with the required skills to manage future interpersonal difficulties.

Mediation areas include: - Workplace including bullying, interpersonal disputes and abuse cases - Separating Couples including support on financial distribution of assets - Community and Social dealing mainly with neighbouring disputes - Church based issues between leaders and congregations - General Family disputes including issues involving division of property and inheritance.

Negotiable depending on type and nature of dispute.

Board Member of NRM Network in Ireland.

Training and Education

Ray attended training provided by Professional Development Ltd Sept 2012 and completed the advanced module in Feb 2013. He received a licence to practice in accordance with NRM established criteria in Jan 2014.


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Public Liability Insurance with PPS underwritten by Elite Insurance Co Ltd for £100,000.

Ray Clarke
Co. Galway
H91 Y3Y7
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