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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 London, UK.

We offer a 4 year taught course within a 5 + year UKCP accredited training for people wishing to become psychotherapists, in addition to a 2 year Conversion Course for qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, 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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Andrea Leadsom MP (South Northamptonshire) presented a 10 Minute Rule Bill in the House of Commons on 7th November 2012 calling for psychotherapeutic support for families expecting a child who will be born on to the Child Protection Register and where no adoption plan is in place. The aim is to ensure that decisions on whether a child should be adopted be made no later than one year after its birth.Members of The Bowlby Centre executive met with Andrea to discuss our involvement in PIP UK and in collaborating with her in furthering these far sighted plans outlined in this bill for early intervention providing parent-infant psychotherapy for the most troubled families. CLICK HERE for more Information

Emerald Davis, Chair of The Bowlby CentreWelcome 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…

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