Susanna Abse

Susanna Abse

Susanna Abse is a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist, executive coach and organisational consultant. She has worked in private practice with couples, parents and individuals since 1991. She was CEO of the charity Tavistock Relationships from 2006 until 2016 and is a Senior Fellow of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. She is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and serves on its Executive Board.

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 also lectures and teaches.


Online Modules

Past and Current Confer Events


Women on the Couch – the seminar series
17 May to 13 December 2018

Saturday 20 January 2018

Managing Leadership in the Psychotherapy Community
Friday 4 November 2016

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Understanding and Working with Intimacy
A multi-disciplinary conference

19 & 20 June 2009

The Practitioner’s Body
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 2008

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Working with Envy New Theory and Clinical Work Explored
8 December 2008