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Kids Come First is a community interest company founded by Nicola Withycombe & Stephanie Fattorini.

The Kids Come First project comes from the heart and experience of 2 ‎co-founders who have extensive experience supporting families through separation and divorce over an 8 year period at a local Mediation Centre.

We are not offering Mediation or Therapy but healthy and mindful support. Having witnessed how children can be profoundly affected by their parents separation, we provide one of the few support systems and educational programs that can help parents avoid further pitfalls and prevent them from ending up in extreme conflict by arming them with a good tool kit to minimise further emotional effects.

We offer specialist and expert knowledge as a result of having counselled many children in the past. We have also had first hand experience, enabling us to create a very comprehensive and detailed course.

The Kids Come First workshop maps and explains how children think, feel and can react during the divorce/separation process. By creating an understanding of each milestone‎ and age group, we aim to galvanise the qualities and strengths of parents that are so often eroded in a time of separation. Parenting alone can be challenging but even more so for separated parents.

We enable parents to discuss the key issues at hand and look at each of their children individually. We offer experienced suggestions to minimise the stress. Giving parents foresight and pre-emptive information so that they can be for armed and equipped until their children reach adulthood.

Parents who book our workshops are wanting change for their children. They want to keep celebrating their children in the best way they can – beyond separation.

Get in touch and take a strong and positive step forward for your children.

More about founders Nicola & Steph

nicola-bwNicola has a broad base of business and commercial expertise in global marketing & company general management. Her past roles also include project management for an EU educational programme and as founder/editor of an overseas charity publication. She spent several years working with a local family mediation service and, as an adult trainer, regularly delivers a CAFCASS teaching programme to separated parents for various organisations.

“I’m passionate about behaviour modification, mindfulness & empathy training as a means of promoting social change and responsibility.”

Steph is an accredited BACP therapist who works with children, adolescents, parents, adults & couples in her private SW London practice. Steph has worked with children since 2005 and has extensive experience working in a Mediation Centre dealing with families who are separating and divorcing. She provides a calm, safe and empathic space for all her clients and seeks to increase a person’s self awareness, self esteem, boost confidence & help in understanding past influences.


“I use a wholesome and organic approach tailored to the needs of all my clients.”          

More information about Steph can be found at:                                                 

Parents comments:

“Great course, great value, great presenters. Thank you” – Lisa R. (Nov 2015)

” Two great presenters made a great team, easy to listen and talk to. Would love to do it again in a few years.” – Andy G. (Oct 2015)

“The course helped me refocus and is a great touchstone in an emotionally loaded and complicated situation” – Charlotte T. (April 2016)

Call us on 07789497275 today to book your place on our next workshop. 

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