McKenzie Friends

Let us help you take the stress out of family matters whilst saving you £££££ on expensive solicitors costs.


We will put you first as we care...

Heather Mallery

I am a dedicated and experienced BACP Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapy, CBT Practitioner and Life Coach.  I have extensive experience with anxiety and lack of confidence issues and couples counselling. I also work with family therapy to enable all members of a family to understand and help each other in their difficulties.


My approach is non-judgmental and I have unconditional respect for my clients,  as each client and their needs are unique.

Training, qualifications & experience


I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and fully insured .  I trained and qualified at West Kent College.  I have specialist training in anger management, stress and anxiety management.  I have worked extensively with young people and also in relationship and family problems.  I have some legal experience gained through The Institute of Legal Executives working in a firm of solicitors when I specialised in Family Law

Joanne Hussey - DBS Checked

I have worked and trained as a private carer, working to support people in their own homes while assisting professionals with end of life care. I was a PA under the 'Support with Confidence Scheme' which is a scheme run by East Sussex County Council and Trading Standards. 


I have worked in an office environment to include the NHS and studied office practise in depth. Because of my extensive experience working within the office environment, I have produced my own care forms and paperwork to use for my clients' assistance..


As I have gone through the Court process and represented myself, I needed support from a McKenzie Friend. I have learnt the importance of having that support in Court and what a difference it can make. Having a McKenzie Friend gave me the confidence to approach the Court with my evidence and to prove my case.  I wish I had had my McKenzie Friend when I first started my family matters in Court. I knew more about my case than any solicitor and cared more and so the Court listened to me, The Litigant in Person, more than any solicitor.


With my support and confidence building, I will provide help and support to you in completing Court forms, putting statements together, preparing your Court papers/bundles, building your case for Court.  I work alongside other professionals such as Heather Mallery offering a service as a McKenzie friend covering East Sussex and parts of Kent

'Turn to Us' is NOT a legal advice service.  It is a support and guidance service.  We provide services to you as a McKenzie Friend/legal assistants.  You come and talk to us about your Case.  We then help you prepard documents that you provide to the Court and any involved Parties.  We then go with you to Court to support you and can assist with notes and suggestions throughout the Court proeedings.  We will not be responsible for any decisions made by you, the Court or the other party's solicitor, or applications.