"This is not the first book where a psychotherapist opens her case files, but it is surely the first one where the reader feels so welcomed on an equal basis. Jane Haynes doesn't keep from us her own story -- her strange childhood with its enfolded and sequential mysteries -- and she explains how the process of psychotherapy has worked for her. I recommend it to anyone concerned with the life of the imagination and the healing arts." -- Taken from the Foreword by Hilary Mantel. Jane Haynes is interested in the practice of psychotherapy as the expression of a therapeutic dialogue. She works from the precept that not only do people have unspeakable experiences, or thoughts, but these can be made more unspeakable by the absence of a trained listener. The book includes a parallel account of a patient's experience of therapy.