Sheffield Trauma Centre


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Working gently and carefully to heal the earliest distresses in life, and their lifelong effect on our abilities to relate

The earliest experiences in life, from birth for the first two years, have a profound and lasting effect on us all.

The ability to cope with life, to have relationships, and to be parents, can all be marred by difficult early life experiences. An unhelpful early childhood, through parental difficulties, early experiences of loss, neglect, or inadequate care, (which can include experiences of state care), makes it truly hard to process unhappy and traumatic feelings.

People with attachment difficulties may self harm, binge on drink, food, or sex, and have great difficulty in managing relationships, with work colleagues, partners, or children.

Attachment based therapies are deep, complicated therapeutic relationships in which the therapist often guides the client more than in 'normal' psychotherapy.

Attachment therapy is often carried out with both parent and child, helping both the parent, who has struggled due to difficult parenting themselves, and the child, who has been struggling to experience a safe attachment to a loving parent.

This form of therapy is truly life changing, deep, and demanding on both therapist and client. It can be very intense when working with the parent and child, and quite long term when working with an adult.

Attachment theory has been very well researched, but attachment based therapies have only recently been developed.

It is our privilege to offer a variety of attachment based approaches as one of our specialities.

Contact us by 'phone or email for details.