29. September 2020 - 9:00 till 15:00

Bowlby's Attachment Theory and Lifelong Relationships, Online, Tuesday, 29. September 2020

The unremembered years of our lives are instrumental in shaping who we and our clients are.

About this Event

This is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about Attachment Theory without much distance from its original source. The facilitator was taught Attachment Theory by John Bowlby's Son; Richard Bowlby. Our Attachment Style influences how we are in friendships, family relationships, intimate relationships and also the therapeutic alliance. The unremembered years of our lives are instrumental in shaping who we and our clients are.

This event will focus on providing insight, awareness and the knowledge required for reparation.

Aims of This Event:

To introduce or revisit John Bowlby’s theory of Attachment and its impact on lifelong behaviours and relationships.

Explore how differing Attachment Styles might influence the central view of self and how this can influence thoughts, feelings and behaviours in close/intimate relationships.

To discuss how core beliefs or life situations can confuse the presentation of the Attachment Style.

Demonstrate how the information outlined above can be useful in understanding recurring problems and difficulties in work, family, intimate and social relationships.

Explore the impact of Client and Therapist Attachment Styles on the Therapeutic Alliance.

Outline the role of the Therapeutic Alliance in reparation.

About the Facilitator - Andy Gray

Andy is an Integrative Psychotherapist with 25 years of experience in Social Work, Hospital and Private settings. He recently retired from full time clinical practice and clinical supervision to focus more on consultancy, training and development.

He has a deep interest in all religions and forms of spirituality and is currently undertaking studies in Theology. Andy is keen to explore the long term and current connection between faith and Counselling practice from all perspectives. He is passionate about training and delivers in a laid back, friendly and humorous style.

Who is it for?

Anyone in the helping professions interested in bringing about change on a deeper level. Anyone interested in self-development or considering a career in counselling.

Why should you attend?  

To gain a more in depth understanding of self and others, which may lead to changes that will enhance relational ways of being.

Registration, Cost and Payment Options

Option 1: Cost £85 / Student £65 - via Bank Transfer, Cheque or Invoice by emailing email

Option 2: Cost £92.22 / Student £70.66 Online via Eventbrite. Please note that there is an extra admin charge made by Eventbrite.

Handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.

Please note that a delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Minimum numbers: 10 – 20 Please note that the workshop is subject to cancellation or re-scheduling if the minimum number required to make them viable is not reached. In this situation, the following options will apply:

  • Receive a full refund (excluding Eventbrite's fee if you pay using this method).
  • Hold the space until a new date has been offered.
  • Move the booking to another workshop.
  • Receive a credit note to use at a future date.

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Tuesday, 29. September 2020, Online, Bowlby's Attachment Theory and Lifelong Relationships

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