Exploring how a therapist can get the most out of therapy with Susie Orbach

January 16, 2018 3:12 pm Published by

Recommended article to inspire our counselling trainees.

Susie Orbach psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer, activist, social critic shares a few words about being a therapist that work for her in this recent article.

“For a session between an analyst and their patient to truly work, we need to listen, think and feel”.

“Feelings are the bread and butter of our work in the consulting room. They inform or modify our ideas and they enable us to find an emotional bridge to what can so hurt for the people we are working with. Along with the more commonly thought-about theories and ideas we have about the psyche, they are an essential part of the therapist’s toolkit, certainly for me. The talking cure means talking, yes. It also means the therapist is listening, thinking and feeling”.

Read the full article here Susie Orbach


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