I am Una Archer MBPsS, a psychologist and registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator, specialising in supporting secure attachment in parent-child relationships. Parents have an intuitive knowing about what a secure attachment is. Let’s try and put it into words, at least some of it.

Fifty years of research has shown that children with a secure attachment:

  • Enjoy more happiness with their parents

  • Feel less anger at their parents

  • Get along better with friends

  • Have stronger friendships

  • Are able to solve problems with friends

  • Have better relationships with brothers and sisters

  • Have higher self-esteem

  • Know that most problems will have an answer

  • Trust that good things will come their way

  • Trust the people they love

  • Know how to be kind to those around them


(Hoffman K., Cooper G., Powell B. Raising a Secure Child. NY, Guilford Press, 2017)

I invite you to pause and consider:

  • Which one of these things is most important to you?

  • What would your and your child’s life look like if there were more of that in your life?


I’m thrilled to share that our current understanding about supporting secure attachment takes a lot of guesswork from how to get there.


If you are open to support, email me to schedule a 15 minute phone conversation to talk about your concerns and hopes or choose one of the services listed below.


Your relationship with your child is your most powerful parenting tool.  My parenting workshops are designed to help you nurture your relationship and to navigate various parenting situations with your relationship in mind.

Circle of Security Parenting course is a comprehensive and practical summary of what we currently know about nurturing secure attachment. Presented in a very relatable way, through videos of parents and their children, graphics and discussions, it will help you seamlessly weave your new awareness into your parenting.

Brainspotting therapy can help you move past persistent patterns, triggers, stuck situations and recurring irritations that stand in the way of you connecting with your child.

An online group for parents who would like to have ongoing support after our one-to-one work or the course they have completed.

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“I am able to deal with situations more calmly and effectively.”

“Una's gentle and practical approach has helped me deal with struggles more smoothly and understand my child's needs better.”

“I am more aware than before that when my daughter is being ‘difficult’ she is struggling with something. I know what to look for.”




Forest Row, East Sussex, UK

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