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Eat your Heart Out – In conversation with Susie Orbach

16th October 2021 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm


A rare opportunity to spend the day with one of the leading figures in the world of psychotherapy, Susie Orbach. Susie 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.

About the workshop

The day will be very hands on and include an interview with Susie by Katina Noble a long-time friend of Susie and CaPPP committee member. Katina co-founded the Feminist theatre company, Spare Tyre, inspired by Susie’s ground-breaking book ‘Fat is a Feminist Issue’. The interview will be followed by a Q & A around eating problems, clinical work and supervision etc. In the afternoon Susie will introduce her latest work on the ‘Bodi’ – ‘Body Observational Diagnostic Interview’, again with lots of opportunity for participant involvement. The event will be followed by an opportunity to socialise, with wine, soft drinks and refreshments.

About Dr Susie Orbach

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, it 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 Katina Noble

Katina Noble worked with Susie and other feminist psychotherapists in the 1970’s at the Women’s Therapy Centre, London running workshops for women with different kinds of eating issues. Katina trained at BCPC as a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor in 1995 and co-ran the Student Counselling Service at Weston College for 21 years.

Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch is included along with post event drinks and nibbles.

We are planning to hold this event “live and in person” at Engineer’s House. If due to government guidance regarding covid-19 the event needs to be cancelled the event will be postponed to the following year and you will be issued a full refund.


10.30 – 10.55 Registration and refreshments

11.00 – 11.10 Introduction

11.10 – 12.00 Interview

12.00 – 13.00 Q & A with audience

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Clinical work and supervision Q & A with audience

15.00 – 16.00 BODI

16.00 – 17.00 Wine, soft drinks and refreshments

Price: CaPPP Members £65.00 – £70.00, Non-members £75.00 places are limited and must be booked in advance

Refunds: If you wish to cancel your booking for any reason your payment will be refunded. If the event is cancelled you will be issued a full refund.

Venue and covid safety information:

Engineer’s House has remained open throughout the pandemic as a covid safe training and meeting venue for the NHS, emergency services staff and vaccine volunteers. See covid safety measures:

Engineer’s House address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3NB


Engineers House
The Promenade, Clifton Down, Clifton Down, Clifton Down, Clifton Down
Avon, England BS8 3NB United Kingdom