Circle of Security

The Circle of Security is a visual map of human attachment needs. It is a way of understanding what children really need from their caregivers, underneath whichever behaviours they might be displaying.

Intimate attachments to other human beings are the hub around which a person's life revolves, not only as an infant or a toddler or a schoolchild but throughout adolescence and years of maturity as well, and on into old age.."

— John Bowlby

More information

Visit Circle of Security International for information about the Circle of Security and how it helps promote secure attachment.

I am an accredited Circle of Security-Intensive Provider, and offer the Circle of Security-Intensive intervention for parents or caregivers. The process involves 15 sessions, including two video recorded parent-child interactions, one semi-structured parent interview, and 12 x hour-long one-on-one parent reflective dialogue sessions with me. The fee is $250 per session.

You are welcome to email me at to make a time to discuss doing the Circle of Security-Intensive with me.