Jane Ryan

Jane Ryan

Confer Creative Director

Jane Ryan trained as a psychotherapist at the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (CAPP) in the 1990s. Having worked in private practice for 8 years she set up Confer in order to bridge the theoretical gaps between schools of thought and professional communities in our field, and to provide a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue. She previously studied at the Canterbury School of Art, North London Poly and the University of Reading. She set up the multi-cultural community centre Kuumba in St Pauls, Bristol (formerly called The Inkworks). From there she went on to work for 15 years in community development projects, including Centerprise in Hackney, before training as a psychotherapist while working as a gardener. She is the editor of three books How Does Psychotherapy Work? (Karnac, 2006), Tales of Psychotherapy (Karnac, 2007) and, with Roz Carroll, What is Normal? (Confer Books, 2020).

Jane is Patron of The Yellow Heart Trust http://yht.org.uk



How Does Psychotherapy Work?
Publisher: Karnac Books, 2005

Tales of Psychotherapy
Publisher: Karnac Books, 2007


Talks On Demand

Past and Current Confer Events

The Race Conversation
Saturday 20 March 2021 - A Live Webinar


Being A Psychotherapist
Saturday 12 July 2008