Janet Haney

Janet Haney

Flat 6 St Martin's Court
Ullswater Road
West Norwood
SE27 0AN

020 8244 4549 / 07780 697160

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Flat 6 St Martin's Court
Ullswater Road
West Norwood
SE27 0AN

020 8244 4549 / 07780 697160

About me

I recently asked a new acquaintance ‘how are you’, and he answered, ‘not great, my wife has left me’. He was clearly overflowing, and so he sat down and spoke about his bewilderment, hurt and anger. I asked why he didn’t find an analyst and go and speak about it. He recoiled and said ‘oh no, I’m alright, I don’t need that’. I replied: 'You don't need to, but you can choose it.' I think of it as a ‘subscription to my unconscious’ – a regular routine commitment, little and often, which has become a habit of life. It is not so much about ‘needing’ it as it is about choosing it. I like this idea: choose to subscribe to your unconscious, get to know it, learn from it, keep abreast of the news, so to speak. It's one of many brilliant ideas of Jacques Lacan. The benefits don't only apply to yourself, either, but will touch those around you. Our close friends and family can benefit from our subscription, because it allows us to relate to them differently. But it might also be helpful to someone else, someone as yet un-met: to be able to say something genuinely helpful to them, when the time is right.

Training, qualifications & experience

The three aspects to my training are: my own personal experience in counselling, therapy and analysis; participation in regular lectures, seminars and study groups; and a wide experience of working with people of different ages and backgrounds and in different situations (school, hospitals, some charities, and a GP surgery), including a lot of one to one work under supervision.

Together with my colleagues I help to stage seminars, show films, and hold events that support and disseminate our way of working – in the Lacanian orientation of psychoanalysis. I work as editor and translator of texts for publication in the field too. This all helps to ensure that my work stays up to date and connected to a lively network of other dedicated and experienced practitioners from all around the world.


Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I welcome people who want to know more about what goes wrong in their life, no matter what form it takes.

It is hard to know what to do with this list of tick boxes. These kinds of lists try to give a name to something that is problematic, but it is the name that you give it that will be decisive in finding out what is going wrong.

If you want to know something about why and how you are suffering, you are welcome to come and describe your problem, and your ways of trying to deal with it, no matter how you choose to define it – whether it is with one of these phrases in the list, or one that you have worked out for yourself. It will be your words that will help to define the work and find the solutions.

Most of us find ways to hold things together in our life, but then sometimes it stops working – that is a good time to find a counsellor, and to work out what is going wrong.


Fees may vary according to your circumstance and the work that is proposed, but I usually charge £40 per session. Sessions vary in length and tend to be around 30 or so minutes long.

Maps & Directions

London, SE27 0AN

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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