A warm smile, a comfortable sofa, some wise words… and the world is suddenly a brighter place. So say the many patients of psychotherapist Jane Haynes whose training first as an actor and then as a Jungian psychoanalyst has enabled her to listen to their life stories and experiences with a sympathetic ear.
Specialising in a wide range of issues, from relationships to the psychology of infertility and postnatal depression, she is the author of two books, including Who Is It That Can Tell Me Who I Am? which looks at her own experiences of being a patient in the psychiatrist’s chair, and is currently working on a third, about the impossible profession of being human.
For Ikigai, Jane is a guiding light, helping to keep us grounded in turbulent times with her sound advice and ability to empathise and listen.