Episodes

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01Harriet20160216
01Harriet20160216

Susie Orbach meets school secretary Harriet, who is struggling since failed IVF.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

01Helen20160215
01Helen2016021520160218 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets Helen, a high-achieving corporate lawyer.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

01Helen2016021520160713 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets Helen, a high-achieving corporate lawyer.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

01Jo20160218
01Jo2016021820160217 (R4)

Susie Orbach has her first meeting with Jo, a new patient and an out-of-work actress.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

01Jo2016021820160718 (R4)

Susie Orbach has her first meeting with Jo, a new patient and an out-of-work actress.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

01John20160217
01John2016021720160219 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets John, a retired railway trade unionist.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

01John2016021720160711 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets John, a retired railway trade unionist.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

01Louise and Richard20160219
01Louise and Richard2016021920160215 (R4)

Susie Orbach meets Louise and Richard, who are expecting their first child in a few days.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

01Louise and Richard2016021920160725 (R4)

Susie Orbach meets Louise and Richard, who are expecting their first child in a few days.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0201Maureen2016110720180707 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets 75 year old Maureen, whose husband has dementia.

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 learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop 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, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Maureen: Anna Calder-Marshall
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets 75-year-old Maureen, whose husband has dementia.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0201Maureen20161107

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets 75-year-old Maureen, whose husband has dementia.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0202Charles2016110820180714 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets Charles. He's in his 50s and a partner in a successful advertising agency, which is undergoing a merger with a new media company.

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 learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop 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, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Charles: Simon Shepherd
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets advertising executive Charles.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0202Charles20161108

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets advertising executive Charles.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0203Richard and Louise2016110920180721 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets Richard and Louise. They are new parents struggling to make things work.

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 learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop 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, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Louise: Liz White
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Susie Orbach meets Richard and Louise, new parents struggling to make things work.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0203Richard and Louise20161109

Susie Orbach meets Richard and Louise, new parents struggling to make things work.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0204Natalie2016111020180728 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets Natalie. She works for an upmarket estate agent. Her faith is very important to her.

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 learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop 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, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Natalie: Vinette Robinson
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Susie Orbach meets estate agent Natalie, whose faith is very important to her.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0204Natalie20161110

Susie Orbach meets estate agent Natalie, whose faith is very important to her.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0205John 12016111120180804 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets John. He is a retired railway worker who has always been closely involved with union affairs. In a previous meeting he has told Susie that he loves her.

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 learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop 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, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
John: Peter Wight
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets retired railway worker and union man John.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0205John 120161111

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets retired railway worker and union man John.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0206John 22016111420180811 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets John. He is a retired railway worker who has always been closely involved with union affairs. In a previous meeting he has told Susie that he loves her, now he has come to some conclusions about his future.

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 learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop 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, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
John: Peter Wight
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets John who has come to some conclusions.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0206John 220161114

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets John who has come to some conclusions.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0207Helen2016111520180818 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets Helen. She's a 30 year old lawyer who has recently had treatment for early stage breast cancer.

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 learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop 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, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Helen: Vanessa Kirby
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets high-achieving lawyer Helen.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0207Helen20161115

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets high-achieving lawyer Helen.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0208Jo2016111620180825 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets with out of work actress Jo, who is struggling to cope.

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 learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop 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, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Jo: Sinead Matthews
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Susie Orbach meets new client Jo, an out-of-work actress who is struggling to cope.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0208Jo20161116

Susie Orbach meets new client Jo, an out-of-work actress who is struggling to cope.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0209Amelia and Grace 12016111720180901 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets Amelia, who is worried about her teenage daughter Grace.

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 learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop 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, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Amelia: Lia Williams
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets Amelia, who's worried about her teenage daughter Grace.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0209Amelia and Grace 120161117

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets Amelia, who's worried about her teenage daughter Grace.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0210Amelia and Grace 22016111820180908 (R4)

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. We join Susie in her consulting room, where she meets a different client each day.

Today, Susie meets mother and daughter Amelia and Grace.

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 learned about the characters' lives, backgrounds, and reasons for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on concealed microphones at Susie's surgery.

Throughout the encounters in this series, we get to hear the therapist at work, experiencing what it's like to eavesdrop 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, giving us an insight into her role as a therapist and shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Psychotherapist: Susie Orbach
Amelia: Lia Williams
Grace: Shannon Tarbet
Producer: Kevin Dawson
Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets mother and daughter Amelia and Grace.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.

0210Amelia and Grace 220161118

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach meets mother and daughter Amelia and Grace.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the relationship between therapist and patient.