Susie Orbach

Susie Orbach

Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and writer whose interests have centred around feminism & psychoanalysis, the construction of femininity and gender, globalization & body image, emotional literacy and psychoanalysis & the public sphere.
She co-founded The Women's Therapy Centre in London in 1976 and The Women's Therapy Centre Institute, New York in 1981. Her numerous publications include the classic Fat is a Feminist Issue, along with other such influential texts as Hunger Strike, What Do Women Want (with Luise Eichenbaum), The Impossibility of Sex and her latest book Bodies.
Susie has been a consultant to the World Bank, the NHS and Unilever. She is a founder member of ANTIDOTE, (working for emotional literacy) and Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility and is convener of Anybody (www.any-body.org), an organisation campaigning for body diversity, with whom she has organised the Endangered Species International Summits (www.endangeredspecieswomen.org.uk), which aim to challenge the commercial practices that teach women and girls to hate their own bodies
She is currently chair of the Relational School in the UK and has a clinical practise seeing individuals and couples.