Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist, writer and co-founder of The Women’s Therapy Centre in London and The Women’s Therapy Centre in New York. Her first book Fat is a Feminist Issue has been continuously in print since 1978, with a new Introduction this year. Her other books include Hunger Strike, What’s Really Going on Here?, Towards Emotional Literacy, On Eating, The Impossibility of Sex, Bodies, Fifty Shades of Feminism (co-editor). She lectures widely in the UK, Europe and North America, has written for several magazines and newspapers, and has provided consultation advice for organisations from the Government and the NHS to the World Bank. She was a visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Her recent series In Therapy on BBC Radio 4 was met with large audiences and critical success. There will be a new series in the Autumn and a book of the same name. She continues to help many individuals and couples from her practice in London.
Susie’s most recent book, In Therapy: How Conversations with Psychotherapists Really Work was released in November 2016 and can be found here. The second series of the accompanying BBC Radio 4 series In Therapy aired in December 2016.
IN THERAPY: HOW CONVERSATIONS WITH PSYCHOTHERAPISTS REALLY WORK – buy it here.
Worldwide, increasingly large numbers of people are seeing therapists on a regular basis. In the UK alone, 1.5 million people are in therapy. We go to address past traumas, to break patterns of behaviour, to confront eating disorders or addiction, to talk about relationships, or simply because we want to find out more about what makes us tick.
Susie Orbach, the bestselling author of Fat is a Feminist Issue and Bodies, has been a psychotherapist for over forty years. Here, she explores what goes on in the process of therapy – what she thinks, feels and believes about the people who seek her help – through five dramatised case studies. Originally broadcast as a Radio 4 series, here the improvised dialogue is replicated as a playscript, and Orbach offers us the experience of reading along with a session, while revealing what is going on behind each exchange between analyst and client.
Insightful and honest about a process often necessarily shrouded in secrecy, In Therapy is an essential read for those curious about, or considering entering, therapy.
PUBLISHER: Profile Books
PUBLICATION DATE: 3rd November 2016