StoriesTherapySeries informationinformationcloseBL Royal 10 E IV, f. 270v, Woman making a confession, Raymund of Peñafort. Source: The British Library. Public Domain. StoryQuestioning the psychoanalystMaggie Robbins gives her personal take on the common misconceptions around her field of work. StoryA history of mindfulnessMatt Drage questions how an ancient religious practice became a secular cure for stress. StoryConfession as therapy in the Middle AgesThe line between confession and counselling has been blurred for centuries. Book extract“It wasn’t an accident that I came to you”Douglas meets psychoanalyst Susie Orbach for a follow-up session, ahead of delivering a difficult verdict. Book extract“I’ve never talked to anybody about this before”Douglas is furious. He’s at crisis point and needs help. Read the first of his two sessions with psychoanalyst Susie Orbach.