Dr Mike Talbot

Meet our CEO

Transforming conflict, building dialogue, and maintaining people's relationships.

When I started UK Mediation back in 1999 the last thing I wanted to do was to replicate what everyone else was doing! Having been a psychotherapist for quite a while, I thought, ‘Well, why not use what I already know to get under the skin of conflict, and to look at resolving it from the inside out?’ So now I’ve got arguably the biggest and most successful mediation company around, and the idea seems to have worked!

My curiosity about the psychology of conflict has led to a whole load of services and training courses that you won’t find anywhere else. My life’s work has been in understanding where conflict comes from, and how we can get better at resolving it.

UK Mediation, and our sister organisation, EU Mediation, make these ideas, services, and courses available for you to use: transforming conflict, building dialogue, and maintaining better relationships.

“As mediators, we provide a safe, confidential, and neutral environment in which everyone can start to build better dialogue.”

Dr Mike Talbot

MA, MSc, D.Psych.

About UK Mediation

Speaking, conferences, and press

Mike is available to speak at your conference, seminar, training event or away-day. He also regularly contributes to journals, magazines, trade and popular press, and radio & TV, as an expert on mediation in general, and on psychological aspects of conflict in particular.

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Conflict resolution training

Working with the team at UK Mediation Ltd, Mike has developed an innovative suite of training programmes based around his unique psychotherapeutic approach to conflict resolution. Bucking the trend for treating mediation as a quasi-legal process, Mike and his team want trainees to gain a thorough understanding of the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that can get in the way of the successful resolution of conflict.

Mediation training

Dispute resolution

Mike’s unique approach to the resolution of conflict has led to him being in high demand as a practising mediator. His work includes workplace mediation, resolving interpersonal, family, financial, or business-related matters, and addressing conflict within teams and groups.

Mediation services

Case supervision and consultancy

Mike is highly qualified and experienced as a clinical supervisor, and is uniquely placed to offer expert case supervision and practice consultancy for practising mediators. He runs a series of regular supervision groups for organisations and offers one-to-one case supervision to mediators at all stages of their professional development.

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