Exploring the Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life

– the McCluskey Model

with Eliane Meyer

Saturday 9th February 2019, 10am – 4pm

This workshop includes an introduction to the theory and an opportunity for experiential group work.

The McCluskey model seeks to address the fact that while we work in jobs that require us to respond to the needs of others, too often we don’t create the conditions to support our own personal and psychological development. This workshop will offer an opportunity for self-reflection, enabling us to identify how our own attachment styles impact our relationships with clients and to exercise better self care.

Experiences of careseeking and caregiving have their roots in infancy and shape our expectations and responses to careseeking and caregiving in adult life. The dynamics of attachment consist of several goal-corrected systems, which work together as a single process to contribute to and maintain maximum wellbeing.

This training is suitable for anyone working in the caring professions such as counsellors, psychotherapists, trainers, nurses, doctors, social workers etc and is designed as an introduction to those new to the model.


Eliane Meyer, Mphil, PGDip, is a humanistic psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and trainer and a trained mindfulness practitioner. She has worked for 10 years as a therapist in an educational setting with young people and adults and has a private practice. She has also worked extensively with women in various projects including the probation service and has run attachment therapy groups for university staff and carers.

Eliane is trained in trauma therapy and has worked for many years at a charity for survivors of sexual abuse. She is a colleague of Una McCluskey and has used her TABEIS attachment model for 7 years. It informs every aspect of her practice.


The training will be held in Showroom 5 of Sheffield Showroom Workstation, an accessible venue in Sheffield City Centre. Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and a light lunch will be provided.

Please go to our EventBrite page to secure your place. Terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy, can be found here.

Cost: £120 standard; £100 for students
Early Bird discount: £100 standard; £80 for students
(all prices include VAT)