What is 'Attachment'?
Attachment is the way we form emotional bonds with those close to us. We are born evolutionally primed to attach to our caregivers to ensure survival. If all goes well in childhood and adolescence, we are made to feel safe and secure and our feelings are noticed, taken seriously and understood enough of the time, then we form secure attachments to our caregivers.
Secure attachment enables us to grow up to be healthy, well -functioning adults, with a positive view of our self and we have healthy, mutually satisfying relationships with those around us.
Rosie Waters - Counsellor and Attachment focused therapist