In Therapy (Ebook)
How conversations with psychotherapists really work
World-renowned therapist Susie Orbach reveals what really goes on in therapy - as heard on Radio 4
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.
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Reviews for In Therapy
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.'
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?
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