Jane Tyan trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in the early 1990s. She is the founder and director of Confer, an independent organisation that provides cutting-edge continuing professional development for psychotherapists and medical doctors. It also aims to provide a non-partisan space for the exchange of views between approaches.
'There is no more important question in psychotherapy than this one. Jane Ryan and her eleven contributors deserve the highest praise, first for taking on this topic and, second, for succeeding admirably. Psychotherapy does work. People who want to find out how should read this book. And people who think they already know how it works could find a lot here that is new and valuable. The book also gives an excellent sense of what it is like to be in a psychotherapy relationship.'- Dr Morton Schatzman, American psychiatrist, UK-based psychotherapist