Janet Haney

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Practising psychoanalyst in the Lacanian orientation.
Available for new clients
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London W1T & SE27
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

"What is realised in my history is neither the past definite as what was, since it is no more, nor even the past perfect as what has been in what I am, but the future anterior as what I will have been, given what I am in the process of becoming."*

Analysis is an experience unlike any other. It allows you to discover how what you say relates to your innermost thoughts and feelings. For many, it is a chance to explore how the past relates to their present, and it can lead to new inventions that can change the shape of their future. For others, it can be more of an exploration of the way their emotions and feelings are dominating their life and limiting other possibilities.

People usually consult a psychoanalyst in a moment of crisis. It can take a bit of time to understand how you have arrived at this point. By paying attention to how things work as well as what things mean, an analysis can open up opportunities to invent new solutions. Not only will it become possible to to find new ways of living with the contradictions of contemporary life, but you will have an opportunity to realise what you would have liked to become – to make it a reality. 

Psychoanalysis works not through the quantity of words spoken, but through grasping something from the logic of the speech that structures your life. You will not be asked to speak for a fixed period of time. We don't know in advance how long each session will last, but it will be my job, with your agreement, to find the end of each session. 

It was chance that led me to encounter Lacanian psychoanalysis back in the 1990s – a few unexpected words from a work colleague pointed me in this direction, and the crisis I was in gave me the energy I needed to go and find an analyst. The encounter had an immediate effect and after the crises subsided I decided to learn more about this way of working. I was, and continue to be, very interested in the way our intimate life is bound up with the contradictions and contexts of the world we inhabit. If you would like a chance to make an analysis of your particular situation, then come for an exploratory chat and let's see if we can find a way to work together.

* Jacques Lacan, "Rome Report".

Training, qualifications & experience

What qualifies me to offer psychoanalysis to you is first and foremost my own personal analysis, which is recognised by the New Lacanian School of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. 

Secondly, there is the practical experience of receiving people to work analytically with me one by one for many years and under supervision. Also,  in the early years of my training, I made sure that I had good experience in many different contexts and with a lot of different people – even those who were really at their wits end. 

I also keep up with developments in society and in practice by working with others from around the world in small groups and by participating in seminars, workshops and congresses. I also work with colleagues to edit, translate and publish psychoanalytic texts (e.g. with The Lacanian Review, journal of the New Lacanian School and the World Association of Psychoanalysis, and the Psychoanalytical Notebooks of the London Society of the New Lacanian School.) I have recently translated two books that have been published: Psychoanalysis Under Nazi Occupation: The Origins, Impact and Influence of the Berlin Institute, by Laura Sokolowsky (Routledge 2022); and The Feminine: A Mode of Jouissance, by Marie-Hélène Brousse (The Lacanian Press, 2022).


Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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 often 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, then come and describe your situation, and your ways of trying to deal with it – we can learn much from your experience about what is possible for your future.

Most of us find ways to hold things together most of the time, but sometimes this stops working. When this happens a crisis can emerge, and this is a good time to find an analyst and to talk about what has gone wrong. It will be the beginning of a conversation like no other, and can become a time to invent, discover and set in motion a new 'process of becoming'. And this can lead to a different consequence for your life, one which you will be able to take responsibility for.


£60.00 - £80.00

Additional information

When you come for your first meeting, you will be able to say what has prompted you and how you have decided. We can also discuss the rhythm of the proposed work (how often you come). We can also discuss and agree the fee. If this initial meeting does not feel right for you, you won't be asked to pay, and that will be that. It is not unusual for something valuable to be produced in the first meeting however, for which you will want to pay. Your words will be respected.

It is not unusual to pay cash at the end of each session but electronic transfers are also possible. This too can be discussed. 

When I work

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I work Monday, Wednesday and Friday in W1T 6HF

Thursday afternoon and evening in West Norwood, SE27

Maple Street, London, W1T 6HF

West Norwood, London, SE27

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Two flights of stairs, i.e. second floor flat.


In person

I offer supervision from a Lacanian perspective which can help you to maintain a good orientation in relation to your work.

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Janet Haney
Janet Haney