Experiencing divorce first-hand has given her the insight to understand and guide discussions to assist separating couples in a safe and supported manner. Temara and her husband divorced in 2009, and the process was overwhelming, costly and grim. She knew there had to be a better way, so after years of working in business services, she decided to redirect her focus to help families navigate their way through the stresses and pitfalls of separation. She aims to work with and effectively prepare clients to manage their separation amicably to reduce expensive costs and lengthy court processes.
“I wanted to help spare separating couples some of the painful experiences that I had to endure with expensive lawyers and lengthy litigation, and to ease the process for them”, Temara states. “Having developed my skills as a mediator during 20 years in business, I set my sights on a new direction. So, with my desire to make a real difference, I completed my Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution with the Institute of Social Relations”.
“My personal experience, together with my advanced mediation training, enables me to create faster results to problem-solving, with a greater understanding of the issues, than traditional litigation. I encourage independent thinking rather than creating dependence, and this empowers my clients. Through mediation, I guide you away from arguing and litigation that only causes intense resentment and emotional damage to all involved, and towards a faster, less expensive resolution”.
Temara holds a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management, a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution and a certificate in Child Inclusive Mediation and Counselling. She is registered with the Attorney Generals Department to offer Family Dispute Resolution services.
Bree Czulowski joined our team in June 2018 as an Executive Assistant, before being promoted to Client Services Coordinator in 2022. Bree has a varied background in transport and logistics, project management and administration. She finds mediation exciting and is looking forward to helping Temara bring out the best in her clients. Bree sees it as similar to some of her project management work in that the Adelaide Mediation schedule is like a complex project.
Bree holds a Certificate III in Business Management and is currently studying towards a Diploma in Community Services.
Bree primarily handles Intake and Assessments, session set-up details, the administrative duties related to family and workplace mediation, receptionist duties in the office, and various other administrative tasks. She is the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call the offices.