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Tamara Throssell
C.Med., Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator (FMC)
Coach and Parenting Educator, Comprehensive Family Mediator
Coast Fraser, Fraser Valley, All of Canada, All of Province, East and West Kootenay, Greater Vancouver, Interior North/Northern B.C., Interior South/Okanagan, Northern Vancouver Island, Southern Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast
Changing Point Family Coaching & Mediation
Mission, BC

Office: (604) 820-9145
Cell: (604) 615-4796

Family Roster Mediation Details
Since 2006 I have been helping others find practical strategies and creative options as they transition through major life changes.

My practice is built on my diverse training in mediation, coaching and education. I am a certified BC Provincial and Parent Education Instructor, with a degree in Adult Education. My skills as a Life Coach can help you to make sense of the confusion, stress and overwhelm that often follow in the wake of a separation. With support, it's easier to simplify next steps, take care of family business and get on with life.

As a passionate family educator, I’m committed to the value of building more connection between parents and their children. I can provide relevant information to educate parents on supportive, age appropriate ways to help their kids cope with separation and divorce. Mediation can provide a very effective “neutral zone” to deal with parent-teen conflict.

My specialized training and experience in youth issues, substance use and family violence, serve well in dealing with complex family relationships. I support Foundry Centres, as a Family Engagement & Service Provider Liaison, helping to identify and implement family/caregiver services, support and engagement strategies. Being a member of the Foundry central office team supports and informs my mediation work.

I sincerely respect families in all their diversity.

$160 - $160 / hour

Introduction/ Information Call - No Fee
Initial Case Intake - $160.00 + GST (one fee inclusive, shared between parties)
Individual Pre-Mediation Sessions - $80.00 + GST per hour
Joint Mediation Sessions $160.00 + GST per hour – shared between parties unless parties agree otherwise.
Fees will be due prior to (e-transfer) or at the beginning of each mediation session. Additional travel expenses may be incurred.
A Sliding Fee Schedule may be available for professional services and mileage. Please call or email to inquire.

48 Hours cancellation notice required.


As a Comprehensive Family Mediator, I understand the importance of 'plain language' education and knowledge when making difficult decisions. I’m flexible and encourage you to voice what you think works best for your family situation.

To help navigate through the mediation process, worksheets, handouts and community support services are readily shared if needed. With specialized software, I can easily show you detailed considerations on issues around child support, extracurricular activities and spousal support, including tax implications. The goal is to reach a fair, workable family agreement.

I received a Certificate in Conflict Resolution: Family Mediation through the Justice Institute of BC. My clinical field training was completed with Mediate BC. I am both a provincially (Mediate BC) and nationally certified (Family Mediation Canada) family mediator and a designated Family Dispute Resolution Professional under the new Family Law Act in BC.

For me the reward of mediation is not only providing an alternative process to court, but also the opportunity to foster a sense of hope as you transition and move forward. Please visit my website to learn more about my work.

Mediator's service regions also include Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland, and by distance.

Conflict within Families
  • Addiction Issues (Drug & Alcohol)
  • Family Relationships
  • Managing High Conflict
  • Managing Power Imbalances
  • Mental Health Issues
Contact with a Child (Access/Custody)
  • Guardianship
  • Parenting Arrangements (Time and Education)
  • Parenting Plans
  • Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
Elder Mediation
  • Common Law Relationships/Trusts
  • Pensions and Benefits
  • Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
Financial & Property
  • Child Support & Maintenance
  • Common Law Relationships/Trusts
  • Division of Assets and Liabilities
  • Family Business
  • Family Inheritance and Estates
  • Financial Aspects of Separation
  • Spousal Support
  • Parent/Teen Disputes
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Parenting Plans
  • Step & Blended Family Mediation
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding