Parent for Good :
A qualified teacher, practising life-coach, Master NLP practitioner and schools mediator, Siobhan has over fifteen years experience working with families, schools and colleges. She has worked in prisons and with young offenders and their families helping them effect positive changes under very challenging circumstances.
Siobhan also has twenty years experience supporting families with children on the autism spectrum and individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome, and this has further informed her understanding of the complex needs and sense of isolation that many parents face.
Ruth Brenner Ungar
Since qualifying in parent education and support work in 2002, Ruth has worked around the country supporting parents from diverse cultural backgrounds and in a range of settings, mostly in schools, surgeries, hospital facilities and women’s refuges. She also counsels over the telephone and on Skype, a practice she began while working for Family Lives and as a call taker on Parentline, a national parenting helpline.
Before this she was a drama teacher and breast-feeding and weaning counsellor in Zimbabwe and, more recently, has advocated for school places for immigrant parents needing to settle their children into the education system.
Barbara trained as a parent educator when she became a parent herself. She has worked with managers and teams in industry to facilitate personal and team development and now leads parenting groups all over the country. She has worked with hundreds of parents and is as enthusiastic as ever in helping families bring about change, using strategies and ideas that she knows – from feedback – actually work.
Over the last 10 ten years Barbara has provided therapeutic care in a residential unit for adolescents with eating disorders and has a particular interest and insight into the additional challenges these young people and their families face. You can see Barbara now on