Dr. Susie Orbach

Dr. Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist with a practice seeing individuals and couples. 

She has been a consultant/coach to Unilever, the Kings Fund, Amazon as well as Museums and Arts organisations. 

She co-founded, with Luise Eichenbaum, The Women’s Therapy Centre in London in 1976 and The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute (WTCI) in New York City in 1981, with Luise Eichenbaum and Carol Bloom. 

Since writing Fat is a Feminist Issue, she has published a further 12 books, the most recent being an annotated version of the BBC Radio 4 Series. In Therapy: The Unfolding Story. 

Her book Bodies which won the Women in Psychology award for best book, was updated in 2019. She has also published many papers and frequently writes for the press. She was a columnist for The Guardian for ten years. 

She is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Psychoanalysis given by the British Psychoanalytical Society. 

She has a strong interest in social policy, co-authoring recent government papers. She was also a member of government expert panels. 

She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. 

For ten years, she was Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis and Social Policy at LSE. She was Academic Visitor at Hertford College, Oxford. With American colleagues from The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute and from The New School where she had a Visiting Scholar position, she co-devised The Body Observational Diagnostic Interview (B.O.D.I.), an assessment and clinical tool useful in addressing the intergenerational transmission of body and eating issues.