Arabel Charlaff

Fiction Development, Non-fiction, Novel

Arabel is an accredited and experienced psychotherapist. Before training as a therapist, she worked in publishing for over a decade as ghost-writer, editor and literary consultant.

She is highly experienced in working collaboratively with clients in both a literary and a therapeutic capacity, offering a unique combination of analytic insight and editorial expertise. She is the founder and director of Characters on the Couch, a service which matches writers with 'fiction therapists’. She chairs the Faber Members Literature and Psychoanalysis Lecture Series, and has run workshops and teaching sessions for Film London, Mslexia and the Guardian, as well as teaching on clinical trainings.

She loves reading novels just as much as she loves reading Freud.

Read a review from Karen, who was one of Arabel's students at Faber Academy here.

Read Arabel's blog for Mslexia on how psychoanalysis can help deepen your portrayal of fictional characters here.

Read Nicci's blog for Faber Academy on what she learnt from taking her character to therapy here.

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