Account login Close

Book of the month – May 2022

Book of the month – May 2022

The recently published book Tell Me The Truth About Love: 13 Tales From The Therapist’s Couch by Susanna Abse has been called “A must-read for everyone wanting to understand more about what makes us fall in – and out – of love” Philippa Perry.

Drawing on over 30 years of therapeutic encounters with people facing hurdles in their love lives, former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council Susanna Abse takes us deep inside one of the most fascinating realms there is: other people’s relationships.

Candid and captivating, each chapter is inspired by a classic, timeless story. Parents blow their straw house down; Rapunzel yearns for companionship but remains trapped in her castle. Couples strive to navigate the fall from Eden, the bitter taste of the poison apple and strangers in their beds.

From dealing with infidelity to navigating our changing role within a single relationship over the course of a lifetime, Tell Me the Truth About Love sheds vivid light on the human heart, and its struggle to both embrace life’s greatest gift and protect itself from pain. Inside, you will find solace, wisdom and unparalleled insight into how, and why, we love.

Susanna is a psychoanalytic therapist who has worked in private practice with couples, individuals and parents since 1991. She is the former chair of The British Psychoanalytic Council and was CEO of the charity Tavistock Relationships from 2006 until 2016. She has also recently been presenting Britain on the Couch for Channel 4 News. 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, a subject on which she lectures and teaches.

Related articles

Change — for better or worse?

Boredom… Frustration… Irritability… A sense of being stuck on the same treadmill day in day out… We look for an answer… Let’s make a change! Spring cleaning… A new job……

Chaos and Confusion

Restrictions are lifted, rules and regulations relaxed. Churches, schools, and colleges are open. We can return to work, to socializing, travelling, moving outside the confined space that we have created…

Book of the month – March 2022

Julia Samuel, the bestselling psychotherapist and author of the new book ‘Every Family Has a Story: How We Inherit Love and Loss‘ explores how trauma and anxiety can pass through…