Dr Adah Sachs

Dr Adah Sachs

Dr. Adah Sachs is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a member of the Bowlby Centre.

She has worked for decades with adults and adolescents in psychiatric care, was a consultant psychotherapist and the Clinic for Dissociative Studies and recently retired from heading the NHS Psychotherapy Service for the London borough of Redbridge.

Her main theoretical contribution is outlining sub-categories of disorganized attachment, as linked with trauma-based mental disorders.

Adah lectures and supervises worldwide on attachment and dissociation. She is the author of over 150 training days, conference papers, book chapters and journal articles, including two co-edited books: Forensic Aspects of DID (2008) and The Abused and the Abuser: Victim-Perpetrator Dynamics (2018).

She is a fellow of the ISSTD.


Online Modules

Past and Current Confer Events


Postgraduate Training in Psychopathology
Deep CPD

Regression: a necessary state of mind for therapeutic growth?
Saturday 17 November 2018

Dissociative Identities
Saturday 9 December 2017

The challenges of working with dissociative disorders
Monday 23 June 2014

The Impossible Profession?
Monday 3 March 2014

Trauma Skills
Wednesday evenings 18 January – 28 March 2012

The Therapeutic Frame
10 January to 21 March 2011

Trauma Skills School – Edinburgh
Monday 5 – Friday 9 July 2010

The Big Idea
Friday 5 (evening) and Saturday 6 March 2010

Trauma Skills Summer School
Monday 5 – Friday 9 July 2010