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Attachment: Gaining Security in Therapy


January 31, 2025
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
£85.00 – £109.00


Linda Cundy

Friday 31st January 2025.

ONLINE via Zoom and CATCH-UP for 28 days.

Event Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm GMT (London)/ 11.00am – 5.00pm CET (Paris)/ 5.00am – 11.00am EST (New York).

Tickets: £109 or £99 (full ticketing information at the end of this listing).

Please note that this workshop will be delivered on a Friday.

Summary: We will consider how therapy can enable clients to explore their ‘storied self’ in order to achieve ‘earned secure attachment’.

*Gaining Security in Therapy: Secure Attachment, identity and transgenerational narrative*

Event Description:

Attachment Theory offers us a wonderful lens with which to understand the influence of early bonding upon the nature and shape of relationships and attachments that are formed in adulthood with other people and with ourselves.

In therapy we are pretty likely to be working with people whose early experiences have left them with anxious, avoidant, or preoccupied attachment styles, and they may sometimes struggle to understand themselves and to navigate their most important relationships in life.

In this one-day workshop with Linda Cundy we will learn how the experience of therapy can enable these clients to achieve what attachment researchers call ‘earned secure attachment’ through the process of exploring and constructing their ‘storied self’.

Securely attached individuals have a strong, stable sense of their own identity; they “know where they are coming from.” Insecure attachment may be evident through a weak sense of one’s identity, relying on a manufactured False Self to deal with the world or confusion over one’s psychic boundaries. At the extreme, we may see defences such as grandiose narcissistic armouring or a fragmented sense of self.

We are all familiar with the shadow cast by intergenerational trauma but loss of connection to our roots has implications too.

An important function of therapy is to enable clients to become “storied selves” with a coherent narrative. This workshop will outline Linda’s model of Attachment-Informed Therapy and will explain why an Intergenerational Narrative is a necessary component to enable attachment repair and explore some of the ways we can help clients construct theirs.

There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions.


Linda Cundy is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice, and a trainer specialising in attachment. She is the author of four books on attachment therapy including her latest, Attachment, Relationships and Food: From Cradle to Kitchen (2021).


Online Workshop: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Bookings close 24 hours before the start of the workshop , and joining details will be sent to all delegates after bookings close (the Thursday before the workshop between 4pm and 6pm). Please note that by booking a ticket for this workshop, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions for Zoom events, so please read through them carefully before making your purchase.

Catch-up:  This workshop will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed out to all delegates on the Thursday AFTER the event. This recording will then be available to view in your own time for 28 days. Full details are included in emails sent to delegates. After this time the recording will no longer be available, so if you are planning to use the catch-up function, please ensure that you have adequate time to view the recording within this time frame.

Discounted Ticket Price – £99 

Available until Saturday 4th January 2025, subject to limited availability. Pick this ticket if you are on a reduced income or a student counsellor/psychotherapist.

Standard Ticket Price – £109

Available until 11am on Thursday 30th January 2025 when bookings close. Pick this ticket if you can afford to pay this, or if all the discounted tickets have been sold.

*Please be aware there are a limited number of tickets at each price point, including where a Super Early Bird ticket price is offered*

Please note that the use of the new subscriber code is limited for each workshop and when the maximum number is reached the code will no longer work.

Ticket Payment: 

Bookings must be paid for either via Paypal, Credit/debit card (via Paypal, no Paypal account required), or bank transfer. All payments via bank transfer must be made by 11am on Thursday 30th January 2025 to secure your place! 

CPD Certificates: 

All delegates will be supplied with a CPD Certificate. This will be available after completing a short feedback survey, the link for which will be sent out on the Thursday AFTER the workshop takes place.




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Attachment: Gaining security in therapy - Discounted
£ 99.00
Attachment: Gaining security in therapy - Standard
£ 109.00
Attachment: Gaining security in therapy - Super Early Bird
£ 85.00