Attachment Therapy

We know just how difficult it is to deal with past trauma. You might feel like one childhood memory or experience has stayed with you long into adulthood. You may find it difficult to build relationships with others or have a fear of abandonment. In these cases, looking back at your childhood can be a great way of coming to terms with your past.

Attachment therapy is based on attachment theory and explores your childhood experiences, analysing how your childhood might have impacted your ability to form bonds and relationships. Here at Addcounsel, we work with leading psychologists and therapists to deliver attachment therapy to those suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, or attachment disorders.

We take a ‘whole-person’ approach to treatment, so will always provide a compassionate level of care that takes your individual needs and experiences into consideration. Treatment plans are fully personalised and we will always take care to be as discreet and private as possible. Treatment shouldn’t place more stress on your shoulders – it should be a journey of healing.

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How Attachment Therapy Works

At its core, attachment therapy helps you connect with your child-self and ‘re-parent’ that version with love and acceptance. Once you get in touch with your child-self – particularly the child who was wounded or traumatised – attachment therapy can help you take steps to be more independent and come to the realisation that you don’t need anyone to fulfil your sense of purpose.

During sessions, you’ll work with a therapist to reflect back on your childhood experiences and your relationship with your primary caregiver (parents, family members, or adoptive parents). You’ll be guided through this relationship, slowly processing everything that happened and all the emotions you felt at the time. You may even be encouraged to focus this energy on your current relationships too – friends, family, and romantic partners – to overcome negative behaviours and patterns (ie. fear of abandonment or anxiety in relationships).

Not all attachment therapy sessions will be conducted on a one-to-one basis either. You may be introduced to group therapy or couple-therapy sessions, all aimed at helping you form better bonds and relationships with others.

How Attachment Therapy Can Help You

Attachment therapy can help resolve some of those niggling issues your subconscious deals with. Feelings of insecurity, lack of self-esteem, and confidence. Feelings that stem from a fear of abandonment or lack of self-worth. Feelings that are rooted in your childhood experiences. By working with a therapist and coming face-to-face with your child self, you’ll gain a sense of security and be better able to practice self-love.

Therapy sessions can also help you gain some ‘control’ over your past. There might have been experiences where you felt like you were watching from the outside, unable to do anything. Attachment therapy can delve into these wounds and situations, encouraging you to interact with your trauma and tell your story in a way that doesn’t bring you sadness or negativity.

Attachment therapy can be especially useful if you suffer from an attachment disorder, as it can help build relationships with others, ease feelings of anxiety or fear of abandonment, and help you build a life that doesn’t centre around other people or rely on others to bring you happiness.

Unequalled Privacy and Luxury

There’s no need to dwell on negative memories of past childhood experiences. You can overcome your trauma and work through your behaviours and emotions in a healthy and positive way. We understand that coming to terms with your past may seem scary – after all, you’ll have to face things you may have kept buried. Our therapists will work with you and guide you to reflection – they’ll never push you beyond breaking point.

Located in the heart of London, Addcounsel is a luxurious clinic unlike any other. We have worked with a number of high net-worth individuals, so understand the need for discretion and privacy and will do all we can to put you at ease.

Get the help you need and unpick your past traumas in a safe and compassionate environment with Addcounsel. Contact us today at +44 (0)203 709 3968 or email us at for an in-depth look at treatment and what you can expect in the admissions process.

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