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Round-Table Mediation

Prompt and Affordable Mediation for Resolving Family Disputes

Mediation led by a professional enables people to swiftly resolve their own disputes away from a Court-room, providing closure and the ability to move forward with their lives.



Whilst our lifestyles are hugely restricted, our disputes and challenges do not suddenly disappear. I will endeavour to assist people with resolving disputes, regardless. 

Emails and telephone calls will continue to be responded to (Mobile: 021579900).

I will hold meetings via skype, Facetime or Zoom

Mediations can be conducted via Zoom.

Our Services

Our Mission

RTM's mission is to provide parents, guardians and separated couples involved in disputes or family court litigation, with an affordable opportunity to resolve their disputes without delay and in an environment where they feel heard.


Please email Susie Houghton to begin the process. The first step will be to identify the issues you want to have resolved. A date for the round-table mediation will then promptly be set. The goal is to record agreement at the conclusion of the round-table mediation, enabling everyone concerned to move on with their lives, with their dispute resolved.


The fee for a full day mediation is $3,600 plus GST. There may also be a small additional fee for venue hire.

Your Mediator

Susie Houghton is a New Zealand Law Society trained family mediator. She has worked within the Family Court system as a lawyer and barrister for 25 years, representing parents, grandparents and guardians, as well as numerous children and teenagers impacted by adult conflict and ongoing litigation. 

Having observed over many years, the toll taken upon adults and children alike as a result of ongoing unresolved conflict, Susie has established RTM with the goal of providing people with a quick, affordable and constructive way of resolving their disputes. 

Susie has conducted mediations for people wanting to resolve a variety of disputes, including parenting arrangements, overseas travel for children, guardianship issues, including schooling and health issues, financial matters and division of relationship property.

"Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence." 

Dorothy Thompson

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