I'm Emma Heptonstall The Divorce Alchemist.

After 13 years as a legal adviser, I trained as a coach and family mediator.

Divorce Alchemy is divorce coaching for women who want their divorce to be different. My 7 Step programme supports them to understand what it is they want from their divorce and to ensure that those wants come from being clear about where they are now, and where they want to be at the conclusion of their divorce.

I believe that just as each person is an individual, each divorce is unique. One size does not fit all. It's important for each woman to consider her own position. What's important to her and what is realistic in her circumstances.

Divorce Alchemy is also about supporting communication. Its important for women to be able to communicate with themselves effectively as well as with their husband and lawyer.

Getting these steps right at the beginning can save women time, money and it can lessen the emotional impact both on themselves and their children.