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SUSANNA ABSE

Susanna Abse is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who has worked in private practice with couples, individuals and parents since 1991. She is the current chair of The British Psychoanalytic Council and was CEO of the charity Tavistock Relationships from 2006 until 2016. She also works as an Executive Coach and Organisational Consultant. 

Susanna works with couples and individuals struggling with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, sexual and relationship problems.  At Tavistock Relationships, she co-developed a mentalisation-based therapy for parental conflict, which has become a government approved parenting intervention. In her private practice, she now helps parents who are finding it difficult to co-operate following divorce or separation.

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.

Susanna is a Senior Fellow of the Tavistock Institute for Medical Psychology, a fellow of the Centre for Social Policy at Dartington; a previous Leadership Fellow at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, as well as a Member of the Editorial Board of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis.  She is also Co-Editor of “The Library of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis” for Routledge Books. Between 2016-18, she was a member of the mental health policy commission, “Investing in a Resilient Generation”. 

susannaabse@queenannestreetpractice.com