Attachment Centred Therapy


Maslow’s modified hierarchy (brief)
Maslow proposed 5 levels of need: Physical, Safety and Security, Love and Belonging, Esteem of Self and Others, and Self-Actualization. People who become self-actualized do so by reaching out and helping more and more people, thus, self-actualization is inherently altruistic and is based on helping others, not selfishly pursuing ones own interests to the detriment […]
Addiction and attachment
Addictive disorders seem to me to be an attempt by the persons having them to make up for the deficits of difficulties in attachment. The big four of addictions are drugs (including alcohol), sex, food and gambling. There are other addictive disorders that some postulate, such as spending, fantasy, romance, work, exercise, etc. To be […]
A rose by any other name
In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet says, ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.’ She is lamenting that Romeo is called Romeo, of the house of Montague. She was, of course, a Capulet, and they were enemies. Her point is that if […]
A packet of peas
My Packet of Peas I came up with for my clients who are having partnership difficulties to help them bring about change. However, I recommend using them in all of your interactions, when possible. The Packet of Peas are these: Preparation, Patience, Persistence, Politeness, Practice, Playfulness and Positivity. Let’s look at these one at a […]

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