In Therapy

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 128
Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Philosophy & Ideas

In Therapy

How conversations with psychotherapists really work

Susie Orbach

World-renowned therapist Susie Orbach reveals what really goes on in therapy - as heard on Radio 4

Paperback(Preorder only)
9781781257531 (Published 3 Nov 2016)

About the book

In the UK alone, 1.5 million people are in therapy. They go to address past traumas, to break patterns of behaviour, to confront eating disorders or addiction, to talk about relationships, or simply because they need to find out more about what makes them 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. Replicating the improvised dialogue of the radio series as a playscript, 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.

About the author

Professor Susie Orbach - the therapist who treated Princess Diana for her eating disorders - is the founder of the Women's Therapy Centre of London; a former columnist for The Guardian; a visiting professor at the London School of Economics; and the author of 1978 Fat is a Feminist Issue, which has sold over a million copies. She is probably the most famous psychotherapist to have set up couch in Britain since Sigmund Freud. She lives in London, near to Freud's last address.


Praise for the In Therapy radio show:
'The episodes bring a new meaning to the term psychodrama and are a compulsive listen. ... There is no denying ... how gripping her radio programme is.'

- The Times

Susie Orbach's stories from the couch are warm, revealing and irresistible

- Guardian

These 15-minute short stories from the couch proved strangely addictive. ... thought provoking.

- Irish News

Praise for Bodies:
Original in her diagnoses and sympathetic in her treatment, she comes across as the intellectual lovechild of Freud and Trisha. How could this not be compulsive reading?

- Daily Mail

Praise for Fat is a Feminist Issue:
'Virtually all feminist debate on body image and beauty imagery owes its existence to Susie Orbach

- Naomi Wolf, author, The Beauty Myth

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 128
Subject: Health & Wellbeing, Philosophy & Ideas

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