The example above seems a bit submissive. The kind of move you make when you regret what has already been played.
White can play that approach and attachment. E.g., Kobayashi Koichi played it in a title match (which he lost, but still). Most examples I've found are similar to that one - white leans on a black stone (move 16 in example) to avoid getting surrounded, and then counter-pincers.
If white doesn't like the way that turns out, rather than playing the attachment and then backing off, white should just play a different approach in the first place. The two-space low approach is the most common way of handling black's formation. The idea is to block black's expansion on the top while still leaving enough room to invade on the left.