Supporting secure attachment in parent-child relationships is my passion.
I've dedicated my life and career to understand family dynamics. To figuring out why the people that we love and care for most deeply and spend the most time with can also hurt us most deeply. Why sometimes home feels like a war zone and how to invite peace back in when it happens.
My number one goal is that you feel at ease, confident and strong in your parenting.
If you are trying to figure out how this is all going to be, how you can support your child to get to the potential that you can see in them, I invite you to draw upon over 20 years of experience, tools and techniques I have to nurture your family life.
Certificate in Applied Systemic Theory and Practice, Chiron Training, 2020
Brainspotting Therapy Level 2, Brainspotting UK, 2020
Brainspotting for Addictions, Brainspotting UK, 2018
Brainspotting with Children, Brainspotting UK, 2018
Brainspotting Therapy Level 1, Brainspotting UK, 2016
Circle of Security Parenting
Level 2 fidelity coaching, 2020
Circle of Security Parenting facilitator training, Circle of Security International, 2014
Member of the British Psychological Society, 2006-currently
Educational Psychology, MSc, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 2002
Psychology, BSc, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 1999
As a mother myself, I know that any choice we make for our children comes with a good helping of parental guilt. We keep asking ourselves:
What if I have done things differently?
What could I do differently now?
Am I doing enough?
Even though these are all common feelings for a loving parent, it breaks my heart to see when parents who care so much and give so much to their children are also incredibly hard on themselves. A big part of what I do is help parents trust their own wisdom, see their strengths, things that come naturally to them, and so can easily be overlooked. When parents can lean into and draw from their strengths, it is much easier and more exciting to explore new parenting tools to add to your toolkit.
Just under a half of all of the parents on our planet have not experienced secure attachment growing up.
It is not surprising that so many of us struggle to understand what that looks like in our own relationships with our children. We are trying to design and build the plane as we are flying it. It can feel exhausting and like it will never be enough. But we keep going because deep down we know that love and connection are what power us.
My role is to help you take the guesswork out of supporting your child and nurturing your connection. To help you see the next step that leads to where you want to be. To help you spend less time and energy fighting the same battles and share more happiness with your child instead.
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.