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LIVE: An Attachment Approach to Therapy with “Avoidant” Clients


Saturday 2nd April
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
£109.00 – £120.00

Venue: The Red Room, City Coast Centre, North Street, Portslade, BN41 1DG

This event is LIVE and IN-PERSON (PLUS access to the recording for CATCH-UP for 10 days). Please read our T&Cs for LIVE events before booking a ticket to this workshop.

We are delighted to welcome back delegates to our LIVE events, hosted at our usual venue in Portslade. We are very excited to finally be able to offer our CPD events in-person again; however, we understand that a live event will not suit everyone.

With this in mind, we are also offering this conference as an ONLINE, LIVE-STREAMED event, details of which can be found HERE.

Please be aware that for the LIVE event there are STRICTLY LIMITED TICKETS at all price levels. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Schedule: 10am to 4.30pm.

Course Fee:

Standard Ticket Price – £120

Available until 11am on Thursday 31st March when bookings close, subject to strictly limited availability. Pick this ticket if you can afford to pay this, or if all the discounted tickets have been sold.

Discounted Ticket Price – £109 

Available until Saturday 5th March, subject to strictly limited availability. Pick this ticket if you are on a reduced income, or are a student/newly qualified (2021 or later) counsellor/psychotherapist. Proof of student or recent graduate status required.

Ticket Payment: 

Bookings must be paid for either via Paypal, Credit/debit card (via Paypal, no Paypal account required), or bank transfer. All payments via bank transfer must be made by 11am on Thursday 31st March to secure your place! 

CPD Certificates: 

All delegates will be supplied with a CPD Certificate. This will be sent automatically to all delegates AFTER the conference takes place.


Due to Covid related restrictions, we will unfortunately not be able to provide our usual lunch; however, we will have plenty of snacks and the usual selection of teas, coffee and water on hand.

Event Description:

In this one-day CPD event attachment expert Linda Cundy will help us to understand our ‘avoidant’ clients and how best to work therapeutically with this group of people.

“Avoidant” or Dismissing individuals can appear self-sufficient, aloof, and cut off from their emotions. They are often self-controlled and perfectionist, demanding high standards of themselves and other people.

They struggle to make and maintain intimate connections with others, including their therapists. But their relationship with themselves is equally fraught, with shame often at the core of their being underneath the defences. A spectrum from mild to extreme avoidance will be described, and also the coexistence of unresolved trauma.

In order to work effectively with these clients, we need to find ways to empathise with them and understand their defences.

From the perspective of contemporary attachment theory, this day will focus on assessment, presentation in therapy, and potential pitfalls. It will propose specific aims and areas of focus in our work with clients who can be difficult to engage, to warm to or to hold onto.


Linda Cundy introduces the key themes of this one day course.



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LIVE: Avoidant Attachment - Standard
£ 120.00
LIVE: Avoidant Attachment - Discounted
£ 109.00