Welcome to The Bowlby Centre Psychotherapy Training and Referrals Organisation
The Bowlby Centre Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training and Referrals. We are an organisation committed to the development, promotion and practice of an attachment-based psychodynamic and relational approach to psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy training centre
We offer a 4 year taught course within a 5 + year UKCP accredited training for people wishing to become psychotherapists, in addition to professional development opportunities for psychotherapists, counsellors and other professionals working with people. We have developed expertise in areas which include trauma, dissociation, addiction and disability. We organise conferences and events to support the continuing professional development of our members and others.
Our journal: Attachment – New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, provides opportunities to read about and contribute to the ongoing development of the attachment and relational approach to psychotherapy and counselling.
We offer a referral service and clinic for those seeking psychotherapeutic help. We are proud to be, and to work with, a diverse range of people from all communities. We had over 230 people attend our 2013 conference in April, entitled ‘Addictions from an Attachment Perspective: Do broken bonds and early trauma lead to addictive behaviours?’ with Edward Khantzian delivering the 20th John Bowlby Memorial Lecture. We hope you can join us at our 2014 conference entitled, The Couple in the Room, the Couple in Mind: Reflections from an Attachment Perspective with Professor Sue Johnson as the main speaker. details here.
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Welcome from Emerald Davis, Chair of The Bowlby Centre
Welcome to The Bowlby Centre and to this introduction to our attachment based psychoanalytic psychotherapy training course.
Deciding where to train can feel like a major undertaking: we hope our website helps clarify our approach and values.
The Bowlby Centre emerged out of a radical development in the psychoanalytic tradition: an attachment-based approach, pioneered by John Bowlby, which emphasises our need for a secure attachment to others and the impact on us when early relationships are insecure, dangerous or abandoning. As a psychoanalytic school, we also draw on the importance of the unconscious and internal world. READ MORE…