Una Archer GMBPsS
Having worked with families for over 15 years, I understand just how overwhelming dealing with ADHD can be for parents and children alike. That's why I am committed to providing the best possible support to those who need it most. I am here to help families navigate this challenging journey with empathy and understanding.
I bring all my life experience and qualifications to support the families I work with.
Member of the British Psychological Society, 2006-currently
Educational Psychology, MSc, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 2002
Psychology, BSc, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 1999
I spent six years in full-time studies and graduated with my Master's Degree in Educational Psychology in 2002. I've learned a lot about what can compromise a child's development, how to recognise it and what we can do about it. It sparked my passion for learning about what we can do to support healthy development, which eventually led me to focusing on secure attachment in parent-child relationships.
Circle of Security Parenting
Registered Circle of Security Parenting Classroom Facilitator, 2023
Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator, 2014
I trained as a Circle of Security Parenting facilitator in 2014, and it is still my primary tool for helping parents, caregivers, and teachers figure out how they can support their children. Circle of Security Parenting is an attachment-based parenting course that guides parents, caregivers, and teachers through a step-by-step process that strengthens the security of their relationship with their children.
Certified Brainsptting therapist since 2021
Brainspotting Therapy Level 2, BSPUK, 2020
Brainspotting for Addictions, BSPUK, 2018
Brainspotting with Children, BSPUK, 2018
Brainspotting Therapy Level 1, BSPUK, 2016
Soon after I started facilitating Circle of Security Parenting courses, I noticed that even when we have the knowledge and a huge desire to be there for our children, our own trauma of unmet attachment needs can get in the way of connecting with our children and parenting how we really want to. Brainspotting is a gentle and effective way to locate and heal those traumas to help parents feel more present, relaxed and available when they are with their children.
Systemic Practice with Families and Couples
Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, Institute of Family Therapy, 2022
Certificate in Applied Systemic Theory and Practice, Chiron Training, 2020
Two more years of postgraduate studies during which I explored how parent-child relationships are affected by broader context - the relationship between parents and wider family, cultural ideas, religion, race, socio-economic status, etc. It also helped me further develop my skills in working with individuals, couples, families and groups.
TrueBearing Academy neurofeedback therapy training, 2023
MyndliftGo neurofeedback therapy training, 2023
I am forever curious to explore what else is possible and how we can nurture our relationships, deepen our sense of security and wellbeing. When I heard about neurofeedback therapy I decided to try it our for myself, to improve my energy levels and focus. I was so pleased with the results, I just could not not offer it to my clients as well.
My role is to help you take the guesswork out of supporting your child and nurturing your family. To help you be there for your child without overparenting or burning out. I invite you to take the next step and book a free 30-minute call to explore how I can help you.
"Una provides strong support, gently and without judgement. This, coupled with her deep understanding of parenting and children, has helped me to unravel my thoughts and emotions, from which I have gained clarity and understanding that has helped me to parent with more ease and presence."