Stuart Jeffries

No shrinking violet

Haynes continues to go where her fellow therapists fear to tread — even to the extent of confessing her failures

‘I have fallen in love many times in my consulting room,’ writes the psychotherapist Jane Haynes. ‘I do not mean that I want to have an explicit sexual relationship,’ she clarifies. That said, she describes herself as the Desdemona of the consulting room, falling in love as she listens to ‘someone share the pity of their history’.

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