“Attachment theory is a theory without a therapy. What I believe we are doing in our work is ‘attachment therapy’. We are dealing with the unconscious, repressed component of the attachment trauma and we are bringing that part into the therapeutic relationship – so that at the end the therapeutic relationship can ultimately become a truly secure one.  These techniques literally work to shift our patients toward a model of earned security, where the superego is a healthy internalised force.”

Dr Robert J. Neborsky discusses ISTDP, his attachment-based techniques and UK training programmes in this video