Jul

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2022

Spotlight on Victoria Settle – Anxiety Speaker

Victoria Settle (Tori) is the CEO of The Bowlby Centre in Islington, London.

She is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor and is registered as a psychoanalyst with the UKCP.

We are very happy to be welcoming Tori back to BTP on 8th October as part of our online event Anxiety: Attachment, Neuroscience and The Body.

Tori’s presentation ‘Care Giving or Scare Giving?’ will discuss the neuroscience of anxiety, and explore anxiety from an attachment perspective, which is her absolute specialty.

Where it all began…

Tori’s career in psychotherapy began at The Bowlby Centre in Islington London, (which was then known as the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – CAPP), in 1997.

She had previously competed professionally in three-day horse eventing, which she retired from in her mid-twenties, and retail management at Waterstones. While her own therapeutic journey ignited her interest in training as a therapist, it was the discovery of Attachment Theory that really set her on the path that she followed next.

In a previous interview, Tori told us that:

“when I discovered Attachment theory, I felt like I had been given permission, for the first time, to think positively about my need for connection with other people. It was one of those pivotal moments that forever and fundamentally changed my perspective on the vital importance of relationship.”

Teaching and training

Since finishing her training, Tori has continued to teach at The Bowlby Centre, specialising in infant development. She is on the executive committee at the centre, as well as being Chair of the Clinical Training Committee. Tori told us that she “fell in love with teaching” when a colleague approached her about taking on the Infant Observation seminar back in 2001. She said:

“It was compelling to be part of the students’ journeys from raw but keen amateurs through to accomplished and registered clinicians. I have also learnt so much from my students over the last 20 years – it keeps me fresh and it keeps me developing my ability to articulate what it is that I am doing in the consulting room.”

On top of teaching at The Bowlby Centre, Tori runs short courses on Attachment for counsellors and psychotherapists, plus gives regular presentations at clinical forums on how to work with disorganised attachment and the links with this particular attachment pattern and trauma.

As if all that isn’t enough achievement on its own, Tori has co-authored a chapter on Attachment in The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy and has written papers on the relevance of Infant Observation on psychotherapy trainings in the Journal of Attachment and The Psychotherapist.

While currently putting together the finishing touches to a paper for the Attachment Journal on Fathers, Tori is also producing a clinical work book called Nuts and Bolts, which is about being really explicit about how Attachment-informed practice works and what it looks like in the consulting room.

What is next for Tori? She tells us she would like to develop more short courses on Attachment for The Bowlby Centre and other organisations.

Read more from Tori in our interview with her from earlier in the year.

Trainer Trailer Video

In this video Victoria introduces her talk for the BTP *Anxiety Conference* – 8th October 2022:

If you would like to hear more about working with Anxiety from Victoria Settle, then why not join us for the upcoming BTP online conference Anxiety: Attachment, Neuroscience and The Body on Saturday 8th October 2022.

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