Attuned Counselling Services - in harmony with you
RSS

Recent Posts

Why is Anxiety such a Worry?
Trapeze Moments
Attunement and the Therapeutic Relationship
Emotional Eating - An Exercise in Mindful Awareness
What's stopping you reaching your potential?

Categories

Attunement and the Therapeutic Relationship
Emotional Eating - An Exercise in Mindful Awareness
Getting Started in Therapy
Trapeze Moments
What's stopping you reaching your potential?
Why is Anxiety such a Worry
powered by

My Blog

Attunement and the Therapeutic Relationship

Attunement and the Therapeutic Relationship

During the first few years of life the ability of a mother to be attuned to the needs of her infant is crucial to their development. Failure at the early stages to create a sense of safety results in insecure attachment as research by theorists such as Bowlby and Winnicott tells us. However, from a secure attachment to a primary caregiver the child learns how to build relationships and feel safe in the world.  To provide a safe environment a parent needs to create boundaries – to be mindful of when the child is going too far and may hurt themselves or when they need to be encouraged to try new things.
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint