What is Fearful-Avoidant Attachment?

What is Fearful-Avoidant Attachment?

Fearful-avoidance attachment style means feeling both an anxious need for another and an urge to avoid intimacy, resulting in what seems to be irrational behaviour towards those we love the most. Relationships can be characterised by a painful spiral of approaching...
What is Anxious Attachment?

What is Anxious Attachment?

The foundations of the model (EFT: Emotionally Focused Therapy) I use in my work is based on attachment theory. So let’s start by exploring a bit about attachment. Psychologists John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth first developed attachment theory in the 1950s and 1960s....
The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability

Dr Sue Johnson, the developer and creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT (the approach I use in my work), describes what happens when couples get stuck in negative and reactive communication: “In insecure, distressed relationships, we disguise our...
How to Help a Loved One Through Miscarriage

How to Help a Loved One Through Miscarriage

News of pregnancy can come with conflicting emotions. For many, there is joy. However, often the euphoria is also usually mixed with worry. Unfortunately, this worry is genuine for many, as one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Although miscarriages are common,...
When Has A Relationship Run Its Race?

When Has A Relationship Run Its Race?

Our closest relationships can enrich our lives, but they can also cause significant damage. Whether it is a friend, family member or significant other, any relationship comes with its share of challenges. And more often than not, putting in the effort to resolve...

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