Memories of a Psychotherapist. With Jane Haynes and Hannah MacInnes

By on March 7, 2019

A rare opportunity to hear Jane Haynes, one of Britain’s leading psychotherapists, in conversation with Hannah MacInnes.

In her first memoir, Who Is It That Can Tell Me Who I Am?, Jane Haynes broke the psychotherapist’s covenant of silence with a consensual but candid exploration of the real relationship between therapist and client. Her honesty, eloquence and emotional intelligence earned her a place on the shortlist for the prestigious PEN / Ackerley Prize.

She joins How To: Academy to venture deeper into the heartlands of the British psyche. She’ll take us back to the ravages of childhood; transport us to the 1960s with memories of her mentor, R. D. Laing, make sense of the vagaries of anti-depressants; explore the mysteries of the unconscious, and introduce us to new clients seeking self-knowledge and solace on the therapist’s couch.

Fans of Karl Ove Knaussgaard and Adam Philips ought not to miss this unusually candid and emotionally intelligent talk.

Praise for Jane Haynes:
‘Brilliant, wise, quirky and compelling… To have such a great understanding of life is one thing but to write about it with such articulacy and elegance is something else altogether.’
– Matt Lucas


Jane Haynes
Jane Haynes originally trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst but then ‘defected’ and now refers to herself as a relational psychotherapist.

In 2008 her book Who is it that can tell me who I am? (Little, Brown) was shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize for literary autobiography.

She lives, and practises, in London.

She is smitten with her dog Dido who has her own chapter ‘Dido’s Laments’.

Hannah MacInnes
Hannah is a regular interviewer for the How to Academy and at other major literary festivals and events, chairing interviews, panels and debates across a wide range of subjects and current issues.

Before going Freelance she worked for over 7 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.

She also curates and runs other spoken word events in London and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS.


Memories of a Psychotherapist. With Jane Haynes and Hannah MacInnes will be held at Conway Hall on Wednesday 13th of March 2019.

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