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Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy
About Connecting Conversations
Connecting Conversations explores creativity through conversations between psychotherapists and creative practitioners.
Originally a joint venture between Rowan Arts, The Bridge Foundation and the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy, the Connecting Conversations series is a compilation of over 60 recorded events with listeners from all over the world. Interviewees range from visual artists to novelists, from dancers to comedians, from photographers to theatre directors, and have included Sebastion Faulks, Grayson Perry, Howard Jacobson, The Ballet Boyz and Jo Brand.
About Susie Orbach
Dr. Susie Orbach is one of the most well known psychoanalysts of our time. Her eloquent and yet continually pressing thoughts and insights on women, feminism, bodies, food, relationships and the climate crisis have entered into our shared social consciousness. The author of twelve books, numerous newspaper columns and articles, she has brought alive the crises faced by many people, particularly women, and through her BBC Radio 4 series, ‘In Therapy,’ she shed light onto the mysterious encounter that is psychotherapy.
Beginning in 1976 with co-founding The Women’s Therapy Centre, something which Andrew Samuels called a “shock to the professional world”, Dr. Orbach has continued to be involved in establishing organisations committed to social change and awareness, including The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, Anybody, Antidote and Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility. Susie’s first book, ‘Fat is a Feminist Issue’, opened up the debate about women, their bodies and food, and remains one of the defining books on the subject. Her most recent book, the newly revised and updated, ‘Bodies’, has won the best book award from Women in Psychology.
She has lectured and supervised extensively around the world, been a consultant for institutions including The World Bank and the NHS, sat on government expert panels and co-authored recent government papers. Dr. Orbach was the first recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Psychoanalysis from the British Psychoanalytical Society.
About Matthew Wyatt
Matthew Wyatt originally trained as a Movement Psychotherapist at the Laban Centre in London before training as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy in Bristol. Matthew currently works in private practice and at the Harbour, a Bristol based charity providing therapy for people affected by life threatening illness, and continues to have an interest in thinking about the body in therapy.