In Therapy

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Harriet20160216

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. Each day we are given privileged access to Susie's consulting room, where she meets a variety of clients.

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 learnt about their characters lives, backgrounds, and individual reason for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on hidden microphones at Susie's surgery.

Today, Susie meets Harriet, who is in her 40s. Since failed IVF, she has separated from her partner and is working in the office at a junior school.

Elsewhere in the series, we meet Helen, a high achieving corporate lawyer who is struggling to identify what is wrong - but knows that something is. Then there's John. He's older - in his 60s. A retired railway trade unionist, his wife and children are gone, but his therapy is helping him to turn his life around. We also hear Jo's first meeting with Susie. She is a new patient. An out of work actress. Then there's Louise and Richard - a couple expecting their first baby in a few days.

We hear the therapist at work, eavesdropping 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, shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Presenter: Susie Orbach

Producer: Kevin Dawson

Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Helen20160218

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. Each day we are given privileged access to Susie's consulting room, where she meets a variety of clients.

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 learnt about their characters lives, backgrounds, and individual reason for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on hidden microphones at Susie's surgery.

Today, Susie meets Helen, a high achieving corporate lawyer who is struggling to identify what is wrong - but knows that something is.

Elsewhere in the series, we meet Harriet, who is in her 40s. Since failed IVF, she has separated from her partner and is working in the office at a junior school. John is older - in his 60s, and a retired railway trade unionist. His wife and children are gone, but his therapy is helping him to turn his life around. We also meet Louise and Richard - a couple expecting their first baby in a few days, and Jo, who is meeting Susie for the first time - she is an out of work actress.

We hear the therapist at work, eavesdropping 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, shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Presenter: Susie Orbach

Producer: Kevin Dawson

Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Jo20160217

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. Each day we are given privileged access to Susie's consulting room, where she meets a variety of clients.

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 learnt about their characters lives, backgrounds, and individual reason for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on hidden microphones at Susie's surgery.

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

Elsewhere in the series, we meet Helen, a high achieving corporate lawyer who is struggling to identify what is wrong - but knows that something is. Then there's Harriet, who is in her 40s. Since failed IVF, she has separated from her partner and is working in the office at a junior school. John is older - in his 60s, and a retired railway trade unionist. His wide and children are gone, but his therapy is helping him to turn his life around. Then there's Louise and Richard - a couple expecting their first baby in a few days.

We hear the therapist at work, eavesdropping 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, shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Presenter: Susie Orbach

Producer: Kevin Dawson

Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

John20160219

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach explores the private relationship between therapist and patient. Each day we are given privileged access to Susie's consulting room, where she meets a variety of clients.

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 learnt about their characters lives, backgrounds, and individual reason for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on hidden microphones at Susie's surgery.

Today, Susie meets John, a retired railway trade unionist in his 60s. His wife and children are gone, but his therapy is helping him to turn his life around.

Elsewhere in the series, we meet Helen, a high achieving corporate lawyer who is struggling to identify what is wrong - but knows that something is. Then there's Harriet, who is in her 40s. Since failed IVF, she has separated from her partner and is working in the office at a junior school. We also hear Susie's first meeting with Jo - a new patient and an out of work actress. Then there is Louise and Richard who are expecting their first child in a few days.

We hear the therapist at work, eavesdropping 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, shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Presenter: Susie Orbach

Producer: Kevin Dawson

Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

Louise And Richard20160215

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.

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 learnt about their characters lives, backgrounds, and individual reason for seeking therapy. The scenes have then been improvised and recorded on hidden microphones at Susie's surgery.

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

Elsewhere in the series, we meet Helen, a high achieving corporate lawyer who is struggling to identify what is wrong - but knows that something is. Then there's Harriet, who is in her 40s. Since failed IVF, she has separated from her partner and is working in the office at a junior school. John is older - in his 60s and a retired railway trade unionist. His wife and children are gone, but his therapy is helping him to turn his life around. We also hear Susie's first meeting with Jo - a new patient and an out of work actress.

We hear the therapist at work, eavesdropping 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, shining a light on the journey both she and her patient have embarked upon.

Presenter: Susie Orbach

Producer: Kevin Dawson

Director: Ian Rickson

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.