Are you a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist who works with adults and integrates attachment-related thinking or strategies into your main therapeutic model? Would you be interested in discussing in an informal interview your experiences of using attachment theory in your work?

I am a BSc Counselling student at the University of East London, and as part of my studies I am interested in exploring your subjective experiences of utilising attachment theory in your clinical work.
My research has been approved by the School of Psychology Research Ethics Committee and will be supervised until it is completed.

I am looking for participants who practise any therapeutic model while incorporating attachment thinking in their way of working. Our interview can be a chance for you to reflect on how you make sense of attachment theory to use it in your practice, as well as how you experience that process.
Some examples of the things I would ask you during the interview are what you find helpful or challenging in working with attachment, and how you think your own attachment style/pattern impacts on the therapeutic relationship.

By taking part in this research project you would offer valuable help for the completion of my dissertation and in gaining a better understanding of the practitioners’ perspective on the clinical application of attachment theory. This could later inform how new practitioners are trained to work with attachment, and it could provide ideas to therapists who are trained in different theoretical orientations and want to integrate attachment work into their practice.

Your participation will involve an informal, semi-structured, one-to-one interview via the online video platform Microsoft Teams. It can be either a video or an audio call, and it will be audio recorded.
The interview will last approximately one hour (maximum 90 minutes).
Your privacy and safety will be respected at all times.

If you are interested in participating or would like to find out more, please contact me at: u1721980@uel.ac.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you,
Konstantinos.