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Therapy For Attachment Issues / Disorders

What Are Attachment Issues?: ‘Attachment’ describes the way you form emotional bonds with people. Some research suggests that your initial attachment to your main caregiver/s in infancy sets the pattern for how you form emotional bonds later in life. If you experienced ‘insecure attachment’ in infancy, you may find it difficult to form empathic, trusting and enjoyable relationships with people throughout your life or develop other types of mood or behavioural disorders.

Some factors connected with attachment issues (or sometimes called attachment disorders) can cause symptoms for insecure attachments with people more likely, for example, if your mother experienced depression during pregnancy, or if you experienced early separation from your parents, lengthy hospitalisation, trauma, neglect, or an otherwise difficult childhood.

Adults and teenagers who have experienced attachment-based issues in childhood can also develop an avoidant attachment approach to their relationships and often have a dismissive attitude, shying away from intimacy and finding it difficult reaching out to others in times of personal need.

Children with attachment issues can benefit from therapy that models healthy relationships and helps them explore ways to form healthy bonds with caregivers and develop ways to manage the symptoms of insecure or disorganised attachment. Modalities such as attachment-based counselling, play therapy, arts and drama and creative arts therapy can be particularly helpful for children.

Therapy Modalities That Deal With Attachment Issues

What to expect from therapy for attachment issues: If you decide to undertake therapy and counselling a therapist will work with you to identify past traumas and help you recognize where those behaviours are anchored. This will ultimately help you move forward in life with a more positive self-view attitude and start to develop healthier and more secure attachments.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress in your therapy.

***If you feel you need some help with getting therapy contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and someone will guide you through the process.***

These are some of the additional therapy issues we deal with that are closely related to attachment issues.

Therapists & Counsellors Working With Attachment Issues at HQ Therapy

If you are struggling with attachment issues in adulthood, you might find psychotherapy helpful in uncovering and exploring your childhood experiences. A supportive therapist can help you identify and grieve for lacks or losses in your past, and learn how to develop healthy attachments in your present.

Below is a selection of our current therapists and counsellors who are fully trained to work with clients experiencing attachment issues using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques.

Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy For Attachment Issues & Disorders?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.