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Attachment Theory

Live Online | 1 Day | 24th November 2024

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Exploring the key elements of Attachment Theory, delving into its foundational principles and practical applications in counselling.


In the intricate landscape of human development, the thread that weaves the fabric of emotional connections is attachment. Originally conceptualised by John Bowlby and expanded upon by Mary Ainsworth, Attachment Theory is a cornerstone in understanding the dynamics of relationships, beginning with those crucial bonds formed in the early years of life. 


Who is This Course For:


This CPD course is designed to train existing professionals in the health and social care fields (e.g. counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, youth workers, psychologists, nurses etc.). It is tailored for those eager to deepen their knowledge of human development and strengthen their ability to support clients in navigating the complexities of relationships.



Benefits of Studying This Concept:


Studying Attachment Theory offers a profound exploration of the roots of emotional well-being and relational dynamics. As a counsellor, grasping the nuances of attachment styles enhances your ability to recognise and address the impact of early attachment experiences on clients. This knowledge not only enriches your counselling practice but also empowers you to guide clients towards building healthier, more fulfilling relationships. The course serves as a bridge between theory and practical application, providing you with the tools to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those you counsel.


What You Will Learn:


Throughout this course, you will gain a deep understanding of the attachment bond and its significance in shaping emotional and social development. You will explore the four primary attachment styles—Secure, Anxious-Avoidant, Anxious-Ambivalent, and Disorganised—learning to recognise their manifestations and implications. Practical applications of Attachment Theory in counselling will be discussed, equipping you with valuable insights and interventions to tailor your approach based on clients' unique attachment styles. This course promises to be a transformative journey, enhancing your professional skills and broadening your therapeutic toolkit.

Course Details

DURATION: 1 Day    START DATE: 24th November 2024


TIMETABLE: Sunday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm 


AWARD: PCI College Certificate of Attendance


VENUE: Live Online

Entry Requirements



This is a CPD workshop specifically designed for Counsellors & Psychotherapist or other helping professionals with therapeutic experience and students currently in professional training. BSc Counselling & Psychotherapy students in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 of their studies are all invited to apply for this CPD workshop.


IT SKILLS: Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course.


Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on the application.

Course Fees



Full Price: €100

PCI College Graduate*: €85

PCI College BSc/MSc Student & Alumni Member Discount Price: €75 - Join Alumni group on LinkedIn here to avail of discount.

*PCI College Graduate rate applies to BSc Degree and Postgraduate students only.



Applicants are invited to book online using the book now. Applications must be accompanied by the payment of the full course fee. Applicants are entitled to a refund if they decide to cancel within 14 days of receipt of their booking, and didn't participate on the course. Please note that the name used on your application needs to be the same name that you have on your passport.


Fees are non-refundable in all personal circumstances. The College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort. A full refund will be given to all applicants in the event that the class does not proceed


For more information, please visit our full Terms & Conditions page.

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