In Therapy by Susie Orbach
How Conversations with Psychotherapists Really Work

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If therapy isn’t for everyone, then neither is this book, but ultimately it succeeds in twitching the curtain on a notoriously mysterious and secretive process, thus enabling people who are interested to make their own choice.
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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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Susie Orbach is the co-founder of the Women's Therapy Centre in London and New York. A former Guardian (UK) columnist, she was visiting professor for ten years at the London School of Economics and is the convener of www.any-body.org. She is a consultant and co-originator of the Dove Campaing for Real Beauty. The author of a number of books, including On Eating, The Impossibility of Sex, and the bestseller Fat is a Feminist Issue, she lectures extensively worldwide.
 
Published November 3, 2016 by Profile Books. 128 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Barbara Ellen on Nov 07 2016

If therapy isn’t for everyone, then neither is this book, but ultimately it succeeds in twitching the curtain on a notoriously mysterious and secretive process, thus enabling people who are interested to make their own choice.

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