chapter  12
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The Attachment Domain

When a person comes to see us, they bring with them not just their presenting problems but their whole personal history. The nature of their relationship with their primary caregivers sets the scene for the rest of their lives. Since Bowlby put forward his early ideas on Attachment Theory in 1953, its significance has been increasingly recognised and it is now regarded as ‘the basic approach for conceptualising child development’ (Gilbert, 2005: 30).