I had male and female counsellors. They seemed both pretty amicable and professional.
However it soon become apparent that this (in my case) was a hopeless formality. At the end I could hear my ex yelling at both of them (we were in separate rooms). I came out of my room to see her storm off.
The point being she did not like the way it was going for her. She knew they CAN NOT report to the court- so she gave them a mouth full and left.
They came back to me and said that K*^& had to leave and the session was over. We will be both get a certificate to go to court.
On the certificate the tick in the box was that we both made 'reasonable attempt to resolve'
So if you see yourself being at the FRC and dont want to try. Just tell them and leave.