Training at the Bowlby Centre

Welcome to the Bowlby Centre and to this introduction to our psychotherapy training course.

Deciding where to train can feel like a major undertaking: we hope this section of 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 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.

The Bowlby Centre draws students from a wide range of backgrounds and has a passionate commitment to valuing diversity. The training provides trainees with the opportunity to develop their potential in a warm and enabling environment. It can feel intimidating to share of ourselves in a psychotherapy training environment and we strive to create an environment in which this process feels as safe as possible.

If you would like to know more about The Bowlby Centre, you can attend one of our Introductory Days, which gives you the chance to meet staff and students to find out more about what our approach could mean for you.

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to join us at The Bowlby Centre.

Chair of The Bowlby Centre