In Therapy with Susie Orbach

June 18, 2018 12:01 pm Published by

Recommended listen for our Foundation Certificate students studying Psychodynamic counselling.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach on BBC Radio 4 explores the private relationship between therapist and patient.

All of the clients are played by actors, but these are not scripted scenes. Each client profile has been carefully constructed by therapist Susie, director Ian Rickson (former artistic director at the Royal Court, and director of the highly acclaimed ‘Jerusalem’) and radio producer Kevin Dawson. The client profiles have been given to the actors who have learnt about their characters lives, backgrounds, and individual reason for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on hidden microphones at Susie’s surgery.

An opportunity to hear the therapist at work, eavesdropping on the most intimate of exchanges. To help us with our understanding of the process, Susie Orbach commentates on what is happening in the room, shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.




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