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About Jane Haynes

Jane Haynes is a relational psychotherapist and partner of intheconsultingroom.com London. Previously, a partner at the Group Analytic Practice, London, until summer 2007, when she decided to set up her own partnership with a group of diverse young professionals.

Jane Haynes London psychotherapist

Originally trained as an actor at the Royal Court Theatre, but after reading The Divided Self and working with R.D. Laing at Kingsley Hall, Jane trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst at the Society of Analytical Psychology. She is a member of UKCP, The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and the Guild of Analytical Psychology and Spirituality. Jane Haynes also qualified as a student counsellor at Birkbeck College, the University of London.

Jane Haynes

Jane no longer practices as a psychoanalyst, but works from the premise that psychotherapy needs to be a therapeutic dialogue between two equals. She considers that people not only have unspeakable experiences, or thoughts, but that such experiences can be made more unspeakable, more painful, by the absence of a trained listener.

Jane has a specialist interest in imaginative creativity, all relationship and gender issues, as well as the psychology of infertility, and post-natal depression. She is experienced at working – in collaboration with psychiatric colleagues – with individuals who suffer from clinical depression and suicidal ideation. She works with individuals and couples. She has co-edited and contributed to the first book on the psychology of infertility: Inconceivable Conceptions: psychological aspects of infertility and reproductive technology (Routledge, 2003). She is also interested in the collective preoccupation with internet pornography, and contributed to the Financial Times Magazine cover story (April 2006), ‘Not Tonight Darling, I’m Online’.

Psychotherapist in London

Jane is involved in mental health issues in Russia where she is a clinical consultant to the Eastern European Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies in St. Petersburg. She has lectured at the Moscow School of Political Studies on the Politics of Subjectivity. In April 2005 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Eastern European Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies in St. Petersburg for her personal contribution to the reinstatement and professional development of Psychoanalytic Studies in Russia.

With her partners Tanya, (her daughter) and Nicola, at intheconsultingroom.com she co-convenes monthly Professional Development groups for London physicians and psychiatrists.

Jane is concerned that the public is not provided with enough information about the processes of psychotherapy. She has written a book in which she both describes her own experiences of being a patient in psychoanalysis, and in which she also provides some patients with an opportunity to express their voices. Who is it that can tell me who I am? The journal of a psychotherapist, with a foreword by Hilary Mantel.

The book was shortlisted for the 2008 PEN, J.R. Ackerley Autobiography prize and has been republshed in an extended version by Constable Robinson in March 2009. It is available from all bookshops and through Amazon.

More information about Jane’s publications is available on her E-book website.