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Nurturing Stronger Parent-Child Bonds: Attachment Psychology and Circle of Security Parenting

Parenthood is a journey of endless discovery, marked by moments of joy, challenges, and growth. Offering parenting support in English in Rome, as a therapist specializing in evidence-based practices and attachment theory, I can help English speaking or bilingual families find a safe place to understand and better their dynamics.

I am excited to share insights into how attachment psychology and the Circle of Security parenting approach can provide invaluable support for parents and families.

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My framework of reference: attachment psychology and Circle of Security Parenting

Attachment psychology is a cornerstone in understanding human relationships, particularly the parent-child bond. Rooted in the work of pioneers like John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, attachment theory highlights the importance of early emotional bonds between caregivers and children. These bonds profoundly influence a child’s emotional development, impacting their sense of security, self-worth, and ability to form healthy relationships later in life.

As a psychotherapist, my evidence-based approach draws from attachment theory to empower parents with the tools to nurture secure attachments. By recognizing and responding to a child’s emotional cues, parents can create a safe haven where their child feels understood, valued, and supported. This not only helps in building a strong parent-child relationship but also lays the foundation for the child’s emotional resilience and well-being.

I am also a certified practitioner in The Circle of Security parenting approach, which is a practical and insightful framework that aligns seamlessly with attachment theory. It offers a roadmap for parents to navigate the complex terrain of raising children, emphasizing the balance between nurturing and autonomy. The core message of the Circle of Security is beautifully simple: be a secure base for your child, from which they can explore the world confidently, knowing you’re there to provide comfort when needed.

The Circle of Security revolves around four fundamental attachment needs:

Secure Base: Children need a reliable and nurturing base from which to explore their environment.

Safe Haven: They should feel confident that their parents are there to provide comfort and support when they feel overwhelmed.

Exploration: Encouraging children to explore and discover fosters independence and a sense of mastery.

Consistency: Predictable and consistent responses help children develop a sense of security.

As a psychotherapist following an evidence-based approach rooted in attachment theory, I help parents integrate the Circle of Security principles into their parenting style. This involves recognizing their child’s emotional needs, understanding their own attachment history, and learning to balance warmth and guidance. Through this approach, parents can create a nurturing environment that fosters their child’s emotional growth and resilience.

Common challenges parents seek guidance to navigate

Parenting is a rewarding journey, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. Many parents find themselves navigating these common struggles:

Communication Breakdowns: Misunderstandings and difficulties in communication can strain parent-child relationships.

Behavioral Issues: Dealing with behavioral challenges, such as tantrums and defiance, can leave parents feeling overwhelmed.

Emotional Regulation: Helping children manage their emotions and teaching them healthy coping strategies can be complex.

Attachment Concerns: Parents may worry about fostering a strong emotional bond with their child, especially when juggling various responsibilities.

Parental Self-Care: Balancing self-care with parenting commitments can be a struggle, leading to burnout and stress.

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Why Working With Me Can Help

As a psychotherapist specializing in evidence-based practices and attachment theory, I am uniquely positioned to provide support to parents facing these challenges that need an English speaking therapist for parenting support:

Tailored Approach: My evidence-based approach, rooted in attachment theory, allows me to understand each family’s unique dynamics and offer personalized solutions.

Expert Guidance: With expertise in attachment psychology and the Circle of Security parenting approach, I can provide effective strategies to enhance parent-child connections.

Communication Strategies: I empower parents with effective communication tools to bridge gaps and strengthen relationships.

Behavioral Insights: I offer insights into understanding and managing children’s behaviors, fostering a more harmonious household.

Emotional Coaching: By teaching parents how to guide their children’s emotional development, I enable families to navigate emotional challenges together.

Attachment Enhancement: My expertise in attachment theory equips parents with the skills to nurture secure bonds, promoting emotional well-being.

Self-Care Guidance: I help parents prioritize self-care without compromising their role, ensuring a healthier, more balanced parenting journey.

Working with me, you’ll embark on a transformative journey that not only addresses immediate challenges but also equips you with lifelong skills to navigate the complexities of parenting. Together, we’ll create an environment where your child feels understood, valued, and supported, fostering emotional growth and resilience. Let’s collaborate to build strong, lasting parent-child connections that lay the foundation for a brighter future.


Parenting, a beautifully intricate art, requires nurturing, patience, and guidance. As you embark on this journey, I invite you to consider the unique benefits of embracing attachment psychology and the Circle of Security parenting approach with me by your side.

What you’ll get:

🌟 Nurturing Expertise: With a deep well of expertise as a psychotherapist based in Rome, Italy, I specialize in evidence-based practices rooted in attachment theory. This means that my guidance is grounded in a solid foundation of proven techniques that truly make a difference.

🌟 Personalized Partnership: Just as each family is unique, so too are the challenges you may face. Together, we’ll craft a tailored approach that suits your family’s dynamics, goals, and aspirations, ensuring that our journey together is as individual as you are.

🌟 Gentle Empowerment: Parenting can be a maze of questions and uncertainties. Through compassionate support and practical strategies, I empower you to navigate this maze with confidence, fostering a sense of empowerment and growth.

🌟 Lasting Connections: By weaving attachment theory into our work, I guide you in building not only secure parent-child relationships but also the skills to cultivate lasting emotional connections that stand strong throughout the years.

🌟 Transformative Journey: Together, we’ll embark on a journey of transformation, where challenges become opportunities and moments of growth are celebrated. As a dedicated guide, I’m committed to walking this path alongside you, celebrating your successes and providing solace during the bumps along the way.

As a psychotherapist, my heart lies in supporting parents and families as they shape beautiful narratives of love, connection, and understanding. Through evidence-based practices and a genuine passion for your well-being, I am here to help you create a legacy of thriving parent-child relationships that transcend time.


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