Co-mediation is very common and involves you meeting with two qualified mediators together in one room, and all four of you talking through the issues and the possible solutions together. Novo mediators are all trained to co-mediate. Your mediator will suggest co-mediation when they think it will be especially useful to have one mediator for each of you. It is very common for co-mediators to be a man and a woman, and sometimes for them to be from different backgrounds (for example one from a legal background and one from a therapy/counselling background). Obviously, this has a cost implication but your mediator will explain this to you.