Juliet Rosenfeld is a psychotherapist and writer who works in private practice in London. After studying languages at Oxford, she spent 15 years in advertising before retraining as a clinician. Juliet’s first book is The State Of Disbelief ( Short Books, 2020) which describes the sudden death of her husband when he was 52 and the aftermath that it left behind. The State Of Disbelief is written from the perspective of personal and clinical experience. She writes for a variety of publications and is especially interested in understanding the role of grief and love in the consulting room.
She is currently at work on her second book, ‘Affairs’ (to be published in 2023 by PanMacmillan), which seeks to understand from a psychological perspective why people have affairs, and the childhood roots that are so often at the heart of these complex relationships. The six stories in “Affairs” reflect the passionate forces at play in the protagonists’ minds which put them all in jeopardy. Hope, joy and sadness follow, but always unexpected transformations too. Juliet is interested in writing about psychotherapy for a general interested audience, using ordinary language to describe complicated feelings. If we are prepared to believe we have an unconscious, we can discover so much about ourselves, and find a more integrated way of living better and richer lives.
Juliet is also an elected Trustee of the UK Council of Psychotherapy, and clinical trustee of the Freud Museum London. Both roles represent her concern with generally widening access to psychotherapy both to patients who need it, but also towards training a much more diverse group of future psychotherapists.