NMAS Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Janis Bull

Overview And Experience

Janis Bull

Qualifications and Skills

  • 2019 – Child Inclusive Mediation and Counselling: Children Beyond Dispute Australia.
  • 2018 – Certificate in Elder Mediation – Elder Mediation Australasian Network (EMAN)
  • 2018 – New Ways For Families Certificate
  • 2017 – Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution: Mediation Institute Australia
  • 2017 – Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS)
  • 2005 – Bachelor of Social Work: Deakin University Geelong

Mediation Interests

I am a nationally accredited Family Dispute Resolutions Practitioner (FDRP) working with Family Law matters. I am an advocate of Mediation as an alternative to litigation when resolving disputes within families. With strong interpersonal skills and an ability to draw out the concerns of all parties involved, I work to facilitate a resolution that can be accepted by all participants.

I have been working in Private Practice as a Clinical Mental Health Social Worker and Counsellor and for over 10 years and have been FDRP registered for over 3 years. I am also a Child Consultant and New Ways for Families Practitioner. As an FDRP I am registered with and supported by the Attorney General’s Office of Australia.

As a Child Consultant I also offer Child Inclusive Mediation & Counselling (CIMC). This is a therapeutic intervention for separated parents in dispute, designed to support and powerfully realign co-parenting, by focusing on the experiences of their children and bringing their voice into the mediation room.

Phone Number:

0438 023 155


Bendigo, Victoria

Service Delivery Area:

Services delivered in Victoria via video mediation.

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Practice Areas

Family Dispute Resolution
Child Inclusive Practice
New Ways for Families Coaching

Languages Spoken


Mediation  is a facilitated negotiation service where the people affected by the issues are supported by an independent professional mediator to discuss the issues, consider options and work towards an agreement that will resolve the issues in a way that is acceptable to both.

Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution is a facilitated negotiation services where the people affected by separation and divorce are supported by an independent professional Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Family Law Mediator) mediator to discuss the issues regarding children, finances and property, consider options and work towards an agreement that will resolve the issues that is acceptable to both. 

Coaching is a facilitated goal setting, decision making and individualised learning process. The purpose of coaching is to identify ways to work towards achieving your life, business, interpersonal or other goals. 

Child Inclusive Practice is a collaborative approach where your Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner works with a trained Child Inclusive Practitioner (CIP) The CIP meets with you and your children separately to the mediation session.  They will have a confidential meeting with your child or children and discuss with them their experience of their family at this time and bring relevant information your child allows them to share with you back to the mediation session.  This process can be helpful for any family but especially where you have difference ideas about what is best for your child.

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Dispute Diagnostic

Dispute Diagnostic

A dispute diagnostic is a phone session with a qualified mediator to discuss your dispute, clarify the issues and consider the options for resolution.

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Interact Online Mediation

Purchase a Mediation Session

Interact Online Mediation sessions are scheduled for three hours and use a co-mediation (two mediators) model to ensure that there are no disruptions to your mediation process due to technology or dropouts.

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A confidential Pre-Mediation session. This service includes all phone calls, emails and meetings (via video meeting) for one person.


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