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Leaf Darren Caulfield

All things at first appear difficult.

Welcome

Disagreements can very soon escalate into something none of us ever imagined.

I am not too proud to say I have been there, unfortunately, more than once. Working through an effective mediation process is invaluable in understanding the reasons for conflict.

I will not give up and will effectively assist disputed parties to navigate the way towards a solution.

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Core Principles

My Beliefs

Healthy Family and Workplace Relationships are our greatest Resource

Darren believes in Support, Education, Understanding and Empathy for people going through difficult times.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein

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What People Say About Me

Darren assisted my ex-wife and I reach an agreement for the ongoing the care arrangement for our specials needs son. He provided a comfortable environment for us to discuss our problems and he understood our issues. Thankyou.

Father, 7yo & 12yo down syndrome child

Lilly Pilly has been providing supervision for myself and our 2 children every second Saturday for the last 3 months. Darren’s approach to our situation was different from the other centres I had been ordered to go to. He was very blunt to me at the start of the supervisions regarding the rules. I don’t know what he said to my ex-wife though I now feel comfortable face-timing our children and my ex-wife and I can talk on the phone without losing our tempers.

Father, 4yo & 7yo children

Darren understands the difficulties and emotions that stem from being separated from your kids. Thankyou Darren and Pam

Mother, 8yo & 10yo children

On my first call to Darren, I spoke to someone who got it. Thank you Darren for your help and frank advice.

Father, 2yo & 4yo children

I finally spent time with my baby. Thankyou Darren and Pam for all your support and help with the Department (Qld Dept of Child Safety).

Mother, 18mth old child

I can’t thank Darren enough for assisting us to spend time with our grandson while their father was in jail and being so available when he was released. We called Darren 7 days from his release and he assisted us to coordinate between Departments of Corrections, Child Safety, Indigenous Affairs and the mother’s lawyers in organising contact between our grandson and his father. We had a fantastic time.

Paternal Grandparents, 20mth old child

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Latest News

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