Registration number: 20398
Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
About Susanna Abse
Susanna Abse is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who has worked in private practice with couples, parents and individuals since 1991. She is a member of the Queen Anne Street Practice in central London and also has a small practice in Muswell Hill. She was the chair of The British Psychoanalytic Council from 2018-2021 and was the CEO of Tavistock Relationships from 2006-16. She recently became a Trustee of The Freud Museum in London and the Association of Infant Mental Health.
Alongside her clinical practice, Susanna works as a coach with CEOs and senior leaders, offering tailored support. She has worked extensively with senior staff in the NHS, in Charities and in Higher Education offering both individual coaching and team sessions.
Susanna is also a Senior Fellow of The Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology; a Fellow of the Centre for Social Policy at Dartington, and Series Co-Editor of “The Library of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis” for Routledge Books.
She has published widely on couple therapy, parenting, and family policy and how these areas need to be at the heart of progressive welfare provision. Her publications include writings for the New Statesman, New Associations and for the Open Society European Policy Institute. In 2019, she made a series of Films for Channel 4 news which looked at the psychological aspects of Brexit. Her first book, Tell me the Truth about Love will be published in May 2022 by Ebury Press.
- Accepting referrals: Yes
- Registered to work with: Couples, Couple (Supervisor / Teacher)
- Medically Qualified: No
- Languages: English
- Availability for supervision: Yes
Organisation(s) that Susanna Abse is associated with:
- Tavistock Relationships - Member