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Susan Cowan-Jenssen

Susan Cowan-Jenssen is a London-based psychotherapist and a founder member of the London Association of Primal Psychotherapists. She works part-time for the Trauma Unit of Watford General Hospital. She has over twenty years' experience of working with individuals and groups both here in the UK and in Scandinavia and elsewhere in mainland Europe.

She has written articles for journals and books and was a regular contributor to the website She currently writes for the website of Psychologies magazine. Her writing covers a wide range of issues, from how psychotherapy works to mortality and loss, and understanding the impact of our celebrity culture. She has a specialised training in working with post-traumatic stress.

Past and present Confer events
The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Working with Envy New Theory and Clinical Work Explored
17 November 2008

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...