Jane no longer practices as a psychoanalyst, but as a psychotherapist, who 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 and engaged listener whose primary 'tool' is relationship.
Jane has a specialist interest in imaginative creativity, all relationship and gender issues, as well as the psychology of infertility, and postnatal depression. She is experienced at working - in collaboration with psychiatric colleagues - with individuals who suffer from clinical depression, bi-polar illnesses and suicidal ideation. She works with individuals and couples.
Jane has been 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.
She is concerned that the public is not provided with enough information about the processes of psychotherapy and 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 of her 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.
Jane 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). As well as co-editing a book on the death of Princess Diana: When A Princess Dies.
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.
In January 2015 her new book - about the inner and personal worlds of doctors - which she has written with Dr. Martin Scurr, Doctors Dissected was published by Quartet Books and can be purchased from Amazon.
She also has a blog on which she writes intermittently when time can be found: janehaynesblog.com
Jane Haynes and her team have migrated to www.thebluedoorpractice.com of which she is a founder member.' Click below to be redirected to the Blue Door.
Jane can still be contacted personally at: firstname.lastname@example.org