Most qualified family mediators originate from a variety of professions such as law, or finance, or therapy or medicine and other professions. Susan Kaye’s professional background is in therapy and family business advising. In some family mediations, and to reflect the needs of the disputants, it can be thought to be helpful to suggest co-mediation where a team of two mediators work with the couple/family. These mediators may be from distinct and different professional disciplines, or suited to the gender of the couple concerned such as female/male or same gender.

Some co-mediations work with both mediators in the room. Where former partners feel they cannot work together in the same room co-mediation can work in separate rooms where the mediators will pass messages back and forth for the clients (shuttling). Susan works collaboratively with a variety of professionals and depending on the issues or situation may recommend co-mediation.