Insecure attachment and the possibility of change: a psychotherapeutic exploration

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Morgan, Karen
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BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Dublin Business School
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The initial involvement a child has with a caregiver is essential to healthy development. When a child does not receive what is needed to make them feel secure, this has implications later in life. The ill effects of this are seen in ways, mainly with relationships and self-confidence. Five trained psychotherapists were interviewed in order to collect data to conduct this piece. The purpose of this research is to explore psychotherapist’s views on the importance of the secure base at an early age. The dynamics a therapist experiences in order to repair the individuals base are unique to each person. The data received was compared and the reoccurring themes were highlighted and discussed. The possibility of change is something that attracts people to therapy.