'If a community values its children, it must cherish their parents' - John Bowlby, child psychologist

Una graduated with a degree in French from the University of Reading. She then spent a year as an intern with an educational psychologist in New York. Later she trained as a teacher of English and taught in the UK and Switzerland in traditional and alternative schools. She was Head of English at a technical high school and a Year 6 teacher at a Rudolf Steiner school. She also worked for the Bernese Teachers’ Association, offering advanced language skills to Swiss teachers of English.

In 2000, she returned to the UK as the CEO and later the Principal of an English language school in Kent.

In 2001/02, Una trained in Systemic Family Constellations at the Hellinger Institute in New York.

In 2007, she began working for a London based charity, supporting children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Una worked in primary and secondary schools, facilitating group work in the classroom and managing issues around belonging and inclusion, family and culture. She worked closely with children and their families and was actively involved in social care issues, including child protection.

Una provided training courses for teachers and team leaders and was invited to present her work at The National College for School Leadership conference.

Una now works freelance, providing workshops and trainings for educators, school therapists and social workers on the subject of ‘Family Conflict, Family Loyalty – navigating the path between the two’.

Una has two daughters. She is married and lives in North Hertfordshire.