Jane 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, she trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst.
Jane now works from the premise that psychotherapy needs to be a therapeutic dialogue between two equals and she has rejected the psychoanalytic mode of the authority of the analyst. 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. Using this modality she also co-convenes monthly meetings for GP’s and other consultants to explore their own lives.
Jane is interested in creativity, all relationship and GLBTQ 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 and suicidal ideation. She is also interested in the collective epidemic of Internet pornography, and contributed to the Financial Times Magazine cover story: ‘Not Tonight Darling, I’m Online.’ She is concerned that the public is not provided with enough information about how psychotherapy works and has written a book in which she describes her own experiences of being a patient and also provides other patients with an opportunity to express their voice. ‘Who is it that can tell me who I am?’ The journal of a psychotherapist with a foreword by Hilary Mantel. Other publications include: ‘Doctors Dissected’ which she co-authored with Dr. Martin Scurr (Quartet 2015)
Her latest book ‘If I Chance To Talk A Little Wild’ was published by Quartet in September 2018 and is also available on Amazon.
Jane also offers mentoring consultations – independent to her work as a psychotherapist – exploring creativity and writer’s block.