Avoidant Attachment

“Masters in the Art of Defence: Working with Avoidant Attachment” with Linda Cundy and Graham Music – Saturday 17th March 2018

This one-day conference event with Linda Cundy and Graham Music promises to provide you with a thorough grounding in the ways that avoidant attachment develops and how it presents in children and adults. Individuals who have become avoidantly attached can present therapists with some of their most challenging clients and patients. They may be dismissive, angry, aloof, persuasively cognitive, and full of shame. They may be hard to engage, or difficult to really like. Our speakers will explore the ways in which the avoidant defence manifests clinically and the ways clinicians can work effectively with individuals who are so defended.


Linda Cundy is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. She has run courses on attachment at the Wimbledon Guild since 2000. These have now been formalised into a Post Graduate Diploma in Attachment-Based Therapy, and Linda is the course director and lead tutor. She has also taught for two decades on psychotherapy and counselling courses.

A book, Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era was written / edited by Linda and published in 2015 by Karnac, and Anxiously Attached: Understanding and Working with Preoccupied Attachment is due for publication during 2017.

Graham Music (PhD) is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman Clinics and an adult psychotherapist in private practice. His publications include Nurturing Natures (2011), Affect and Emotion (2001), and The Good Life (2014).

He has a particular interest in exploring the interface between developmental findings and clinical work. Formerly Associate Clinical Director of the Tavistock’s child and family department, he has managed a range of services concerned with the aftermath of child maltreatment and neglect, and organised many community based psychotherapy services.

He has recently been working clinically with forensic cases at The Portman Clinic. He teaches, lectures and supervises on a range of trainings in Britain and abroad.



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