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Linda Cundy Psychotherpay

Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Counselling, Supervision and Training in Stoke Newington, North London.

About me

I first studied counselling in the 1980s while working in a mental health day centre, later training as an Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in the 1990s. I’ve worked in mental health, with young people and in bereavement, had a private practice and been involved in therapy education for the past thirty years. As well as my therapy work with clients I have provided supervision for practitioners and trainees.

I am the Attachment Theory Consultant to The Bowlby Centre.

— The Bowlby Centre

I have been involved in therapy education for more than thirty years including teaching (at Regent’s College, the Bowlby Centre, AGIP and the Wimbledon Guild, where I set up and ran a postgraduate diploma course), and providing training courses, seminars, workshops and conference presentations on the theme of Attachment to many different organisations.

I have authored various articles in professional journals and have ‘curated’, contributed to and edited four books so far. I am Series Editor for an upcoming series of books to be published by Karnac in collaboration with UKCP. The first will released later this year.

Please note that I’m now winding down my psychotherapy practice and no longer taking new clients.

Attachment-based Psychotherapy

Attachment Theory is backed up by decades of research that shows that approximately half the population is “securely attached” and these people do better in relationships, are more confident and less anxious or stressed. But the other half lacked some of the essential ingredients in early life that are necessary for a sense of security to grow. Instead they developed defences and behaviours that help them function but can lead to difficulties in relationships with others - and with themselves. While some children sadly do experience trauma and abuse, very many others simply missed out on the kind of care needed to truly thrive.

In recent years Attachment Theory has become familiar to many with a general interest, not simply psychotherapists, researchers, social workers and the like. It appeals because it resonates with people’s life experiences and helps to make sense of problems they experience, particularly in parenting and in couple relationships. But making sense of difficulties is not usually sufficient to bring about change.

Attachment-informed psychotherapy aims to help clients develop a core sense of security that benefits their wellbeing, relationships, their creativity and sense of purpose in life - to bring about profound and lasting change.

Please note that I’m now winding down my psychotherapy practice and no longer taking new clients.

Supervision and Consultation

Although I am no longer taking on individual supervisees, I am able to offer brief consultation (3-5 sessions) to qualified psychotherapists and counsellors who wish to explore an aspect of their work from an Attachment perspective. The fee for this is £90 per session. This would usually be online.

I am also available to provide time-limited group supervision to organisations where I share my therapeutic approach and facilitate the group in using this model. This could be between three to six longer sessions (usually 2 - 2 ½ hours). Please contact me to discuss your organisation’s needs and fees.

Upcoming Events

  • 3rd & 4th May: CK Bahrain: Working with Attachment Trauma (online)

  • 27th June: Warwick University Counselling: Working with Attachment and Trauma in Higher Education Settings (online)

  • 15th August: St Andrews University Counselling Service: Brief Attachment-Informed Therapy (online)

  • 9th & 10th November: PCPSI Ireland: Attachment and Food (in person)


I have put together, contributed to and edited four books to date (now working on five and six!) They are:

  • Love in the Age of the Internet: Attachment in the Digital Era (first published in 2014)

  • Anxiously Attached: Understanding and Working with Preoccupied Attachment (2017)

  • Attachment and the Defence Against Intimacy: Understanding and Working with Avoidant Attachment, Self-Hatred and Shame (2018)

  • Attachment, Relationships and Food: From Cradle to Kitchen (2021)

Contact details

Please contact me for more information or to discuss your organisation's training needs.

I can be reached by telephone on: 020 8806 7328.

If I am not available when you ring, please do leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.

By email: either contact me via this website or at linda.cundy@blueyonder.co.uk.

PLEASE NOTE: I am working towards semi-retirement and will be devoting more time to writing and editing as well as training work in the future. Therefore, I have decided that I will not be taking any new clients or supervisees.