Family Walking

understanding attachment 

4 attachment styles

  • Ambivalent attachment: In our childhood years if there is a lack of parental availability as children we may become distressed when our parent is not present. It can mean children feel they cannot depend on their parent.

  • Avoidant attachment: In our childhood if neglect or emotional challenges are present we may display behaviour patterns of attaching easily to others around us despite their relational connection.

  • Disorganized attachment: In childhood if there is constant mixed emotional messages from caregivers we may display behaviours that are inconsistent or resistant.

  • Secure attachment: In childhood if we can depend on our caregivers we may show distress when separated and joy when we are back together. We are reassured caregiver will return and can easily access care from other adults in our caregivers absence.


When engaging in attachment based work we aim to understand your early attachment patterns with your caregivers, your previous attachments within your adult years and your most current attachment patterns. 

When we have an understanding of your attachments patterns we can work with various therapeutic inputs to release unhealthy patterns allowing you to feel secure in yourself and within personal/professional relationships.

When this work is carried out with parents and children we look at the current attachment patterns to either build on current strengths or to alter these to ensure the most healthy attachment patterns are being played out.

Therapies used in attachment work - CBT, CAT, Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis, Age regression and Trauma release. Therapies used will depend on the individual/individuals engaging in the programme.