about mindspan

Mindspan ethos: respectful, hype-free professionalism.

Mindspan specialises in practical, effective counselling, conflict management and communication assistance for organisations, families and individuals.

Mindspan is based Dubbo, NSW, and provides services to clients throughout NSW, the ACT and, by telephone and web, internationally.

Alison Manning is the principal of Mindspan.  She'll tailor the service to fit your needs.

Over the years Alison's work has always involved communication. Alison has professional qualifications in counselling, psychology, mediation and coaching. 

Alison is a registered and experienced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, and is a member of a number of Mediation panels including the NSW Rural Assistance Authority's Farm Debt Mediation panel and the NSW Health Complaints Commission panel.            


In the areas of conflict management, Mindspan provides the following types of conflict coaching and mediation services:

  • Family mediation - parenting & property                          
  • Conflict coaching - designed to help individuals in any setting (personal or professional) to understand a particular conflict in new ways, opening opportunities for dramatically reducing the stress, energy and costs commonly tied up with disputes.
  • Workplace mediation
  • Farm Debt Mediation
  • Interpersonal mediation
  • Tenancy mediation
  • Mindspan is now offering a new service for those considering separation - Should I stay, or should I go? Coaching for men and women unhappy in relationships and wondering - should I stay, or should I go ?