Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and writer. She co-founded The Women's Therapy Centre in 1976 and is the author of many books including Fat is a Feminist Issue, Hunger Strike, On Eating, The Impossibility of Sex, and In Therapy. Susie has a clinical practice seeing individuals and couples.
Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors
In Mad, Bad and Sad, cultural historian and novelist Lisa Appignanesi took us on a journey through extreme states of mind and explored how a rising profession of mind doctors has diagnosed them over the last two hundred years. Using the cases of celebrated, infamous, and ordinary women, she charted the ways in which more and more of our inner life and emotions have become a matter for medics and therapists. With psychoanalyst Susie Orbach, she discussed how craziness takes on the expressive c...
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Fat is a Feminist Issue, pioneering therapist Susie Orbach presents the extended new edition of the case histories that inspired her recent Radio 4 series In Therapy. She reveals as much about what is going on in the mind of the person behind the couch as she does the emotional dilemmas of the patient.
After her twins were born at only 30 weeks, Francesca Segal sat vigil in the ‘mother ship’ of neonatal intensive care, all romantic expectations of new parenthood obliterated. In conversation with acclaimed psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and author Susie Orbach, Francesca talks about those heart-wrenching days amidst a band of fearless and inspirational mothers.
A beautifully constructed film capturing the previously veiled story of artist and former BBC commissioning editor Caroline Pick’s parents’ lives in 1930s Czechoslovakia and her own childhood in 1950s Britain, Home Movie was shown to great acclaim at international film festivals around the world, as well as Jewish Book Week 2015, but it ended with a question. Her new film, Home Movie (2...