Attachment theory plays a big part in our relational understanding of how we build our neurological systems interpersonally in early life.

Furthermore, psychotherapy challenges these systems through reparative relational growth. Yet there is little research exploring the acknowledgement of this concept within psychotherapy literature.

This study will use qualitative interpretive phenomenological analysis to conduct a series of face-to-face interviews exploring the therapists experience of acknowledging this concept in integrative practice. Significant themes will be identified and discussed in relation to current theory in the hopes that I can bridge the gap between what we already know about neuroscience and its potential to be relational.

The research aims to acknowledge the possible impact this concept may have on the therapeutic relationship and its significance (if any) for clients. My prediction is that acknowledgement of this concept will have an impact on the experience of understanding early childhood trauma and the potential for growth.

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